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Irwin Mitchell welcomes the Association of Paediatric Charted Physiotherapists to Manchester

As an associate solicitor in the medical negligence team at Irwin Mitchell, I've built an excellent relationship with the Association of Paediatric Charted Physiotherapists (APCP) over a number of years, and I'm looking forward to the third such Irwin Mitchell hosted study day at our Manchester office on 19 May 2023. 

We'll be welcoming a host of guests from different hospital trusts throughout the north west. The theme of this year's event is Assessment and Management of Altered Tone in Children.

The main objective of the APCP is to provide evidence based physiotherapy resources to enable all babies, children and young people to achieve their potential. Its vision is to transform lives through the use of physiotherapy and maximise independence for those that they are able to assist. 

The APCP has been established since 1973 and has continued to expand ever since to positively impact more young people’s lives.

At Irwin Mitchell, we have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our clients. We represent many babies, children and young people who have suffered life changing injuries and need an extensive programme of rehabilitation including specialist paediatric neuro-physiotherapy to maximise their recovery and abilities.

Throughout the lifetime of a case we are often able to witness the significant positive impact that such specialist physiotherapy can have and how it assists our clients to gain back some of their independence.

Additionally, the APCP not only assists those who work with babies, children and young people, but it also offers support to their families. It has the benefit of a wide range of contacts to whom it can direct families when they need help and advice on many other issues arising out of their family member’s difficulties.

I've already hosted two events with the APCP, welcoming guest speakers in 2019 and 2022 at our London office. This year, we at Irwin Mitchell are looking forward to welcoming our guest speakers into our Manchester office.

Speakers for this exciting and upcoming event include Dr Ram Kumar, consultant paediatric neurologist from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Mr John Turner, orthotist from the London Orthotic Consultancy and Dr Benedetta Pettorini, consultant paediatric neurosurgeon also from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and a number of specialist neuro-physiotherapists.

We’re delighted that Newlife, a disabled children’s charity that Irwin Mitchell supports, is attending the event and will be giving a talk focusing on the work of the charity and how it also aims to assist babies, children and young people.

Find out more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in supporting people and families affected by life-changing injuries at the dedicated medical negligence section on our website.