Physio and the LGBTIQ community
Should physiotherapists approach the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community as they do others? Issues about physiotherapy practice and the LGBTIQ community are being openly discussed within the profession, and the physiotherapists we approached talk of the need to fill the information gap, the implications of stigmatisation, the harm of assumptions and gender-specific language, and the importance of engagement and inclusive practice.
This month heralds the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in South Korea and we profile a member embarking on his sixth Olympic campaign to provide sports physiotherapy services to our athletes; and the APA Mental Health group outlines five points relating to the treatment of mental health conditions.
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