FHT Virtual Congress Live Webinars

We are delighted to be featuring live webinars across the two-day event, for you to join and interact with at set times.

The webinars are optional and do not require you to pre-book or register, you can just join via the virtual event at the time of the session.


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10 am, Sunday 13 June

When back pain turns out to be Cauda Equina Syndrome

Jane Johnson from The Friendly Physio

Cauda equina syndrome is a serious condition affecting the nerves of the spine. It often starts as low back pain and if untreated can result in permanent disability. The symptoms can be vague, subtle, may not follow a recognizable pattern and in some cases may be embarrassing for clients to discuss. Learn about the key symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, the questions you must ask the client to determine their likelihood of having this condition, and the advice you must give them.

Jane is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping therapists to gain confidence in hands-on techniques. A massage and sports massage therapists for many years, she appreciates the value of touch and thrives on sharing the many tips she has picked up over the years. Jane is the author of six books for therapists: Soft Tissue Release, Therapeutic Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Postural Assessment, Postural Correction and The Big Back Book; Tips and Tricks for Therapists. You can contact Jane on her Facebook page.

2 pm, Sunday 13 June

Laughter yoga

Lotte Mikkelsen from UnitedMind Ltd

You are invited to experience laughter exercises combined with deep breathing techniques, all of which will promote health and wellbeing through lowering stress. This is a step-by-step experience of Laughter Yoga where you will learn about the concept of intentional laughter and try exercises you can do on a daily basis.

Lotte Mikkelsen is the leading Laughter Yoga Expert in the UK. Over 1500 individuals have chosen to train with Lotte and she has held more than 1000 corporate workshops. She has a great story to tell from a personal, professional and corporate perspective. Her background and personality enables her to connect with people in a compassionate, fun and engaging.

10 am, Monday 14 June

Rising to the challenge: how we adapted to the needs of NHS patients during the pandemic

Gwyn Featonby, Sarah Grant and Julie Crossman from NHS Natural Health School 

Patient-reported outcome measures demonstrate that CT used within the Trust, significantly improve symptom scores for patients with cancer and haematological conditions. This patient group are particularly vulnerable during pandemics, necessitating close contact avoidance. In order to best meet the complex, varied needs of this group, the team developed interventional services to allow CT support to continue in novel ways.

The presenting team all have roles and responsibilities within Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Natural Health School. Sarah grant is Health and Wellbeing Manager for Cancer Services. Gwyn Featonby is education lead and Julie Crossman is Complementary therapies lead. Dr. Emma Radcliffe is General Manager and Lead cancer manager for the Trust.

2 pm, Monday 14 June

Medical and scientific jargon explained

Jennifer Young from Jennifer Young and Beauty Despite Cancer

What is the difference between acute and chronic conditions? What does terminal mean? Is the same as life-limiting or end of life? What is first-line treatment and is there an alternative? Idiopathic, congenital, epigenetic – we will never get through them all in an hour but we can have fun trying

Jennifer Young & Beauty Despite Cancer is the recognised expert in oncology touch therapies. Jennifer has a Biology BSc, is a microbiologist, a nutritional therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, an aromatherapist, beauty therapist and product formulator. She has two post-graduate qualifications, has been accepted by the Courts as an expert witness and has taught internationally.



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