Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Group


Chair

Natascha Plani

taschplani@gmail.com

082 553 3543

Secretary and Marketing Ronel Roos

Roos973@hotmail.co.uk

076 097 3458

Treasurer Dr Heleen van Aswegen

helena.vanaswegen@wits.ac.za 

(011) 717 3702

AIM OF CPRG:To build an environment in which physiotherapists and other interested professionals (and experts) can interact to promote and enhance cardiopulmonary care for acute and chronic conditions. The group advocates evidence-based practice and emphasises continued education to encourage members to become leaders in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation field.


We strive to:

·       Establish a reliable evidence-based knowledge base for cardiopulmonary patient assessment and care. CPRG has already developed the “Best practice guidelines for the use of manual chest clearance techniques” and COPD guidelines, available under Latest Articles / Documents on the home page, under "CPRG Guidelines".

·       Promote learning in our members through courses, discussion evenings, lectures, and interaction with other professions,

·       Establish and maintain national and international relationships with other individuals and organisations with similar interests.

·       Act in the best interest of:

            o    Patients that receive physiotherapy for cardiopulmonary conditions

            o    Members of the CPRG

            o    Physiotherapy as a profession

·         Comply with the regulations of the SASP and the HPCSA.


What are the advantages of membership?

Membership of the newly established WCPT interest group, International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists (ICCrPT)

Admission to CPT1 course

Free attendance of lecture evenings organised in the provinces

Reduced rates for courses run by CPRG

Regular educational newsletters

Regular updates on relevant and important information

Free advertisements regarding employment, equipment etc in the newsletter

Opportunities to interact with other members regarding specific research or information wanted – CPRG committee facilitates this

COMING SOON

Skype sessions for discussion evenings – even if you are in a remote location, you will be able to tune in and learn!

Subscription to an international journal on behalf of all members  

Facebook page for members to interact more frequently

Guidelines for PMB conditions> These are likely to affect remuneration of physios in future, and CPRG needs your input. This is your chance to voice your opinion!


Provincial Branches


GautengLimpopoMpumalangaKwazulu NatalFree StateWestern CapeEastern CapeNorthern CapeNorth West