Learning Disability For Health Professionals

A crash course so you don’t!

Next Course: 5th November 2022

Venue: Exeter Physio

It is with great pleasure that My Therapy Network can now confirm, Alistair Beverley (also known on social media as The LD Physio) will be bringing his one day course to Exeter. Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 2010, Alistair has worked extensively in the field of LD Physiotherapy. He lectures for both Sheffield Hallam and Coventry Universities and has spoken at multiple conferences. His most recent lecture appearance at the Therapy Live Online conference raised awareness of LD physiotherapy within the mainstream MSK community. In addition to all this Alistair has been the team physio for Special Olympics GP at both the LA and Abu Dhabi World Summer Games. Previously a clinical lead physio at Portland Colleague in Nottinghamshire, Alistair now works as an independent LD specialist Physio.

This is an incredibly important course which all physios who are serious about improving their clinical performance should consider attending. The skills gained on this course will improve every clinical interaction with every patient you will have throughout your career.

“For too many years people with Learning Disabilities have been underserved by mainstream healthcare services, resulting in 1,000s of premature deaths.  The change begins here, with MSK professionals, skilled up to meet the needs of people who have a Learning Disability – leading the way for equitable healthcare.

Alistair Beverly (The LD Physio)


The course will cover; communication, the practicalities of legal considerations & the clinical implications of the most prevalent conditions which predispose someone to a learning disability. These topics will be followed by a final session covering examples of clinical cases along with integrated Q&A, bringing all this knew knowledge together into the reality of daily practice.

People with learning disabilities make up a substantial proportion of the population. There may be simple steps you can take to make your department or practice more accessible and visible to this community. Alistair will also share his brand new clinic accreditation pathway, this can be invaluable guide to achieving more accessible and effective services for people with learning disabilities.



Date & Venue

5th October 2022

Exeter Physio, Heavitree

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