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New thinking required on physiotherapy referrals for palliative patients

Too few palliative care patients are being referred for physiotherapy despite its potential to improve their quality of life, according to a physiotherapist speaking today at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Melbourne. Pauline Cerdor, a retired physiotherapist with extensive palliative care experience, said the majority of patients she treated in the palliative care unit at Tattersalls Peninsula Palliative Care Unit in Frankston, Victoria, had had no input from a physiotherapist prior to admission. Read more

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