To complement the Allied Health Professionals competency framework for progressive neurological conditions, TiMS (Therapists in MS) has published two knowledge and skills matrices for OTs and Physios. They are profession-specific word documents that can be tailored by individuals to meet the needs of different work settings and learning requirements. They are long (100 pages) because they are detailed skills and knowledge frameworks which cover most things physiotherapists and occupational therapists, at every career level, should know when managing people with MS.
If you would like a copy please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly stating which version of the competencies you require, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
Please use them and feedback your thoughts to TiMS using the evaluation sheet at the end of the competencies document. After a trial period, they will be finalised and ultimately we hope will be a useful tool to support therapists to improve and standardise the management and care of people with MS nationally.
Other resources from TiMS
Health Professionals' Guide to Research in MS
A guide to undertaking research in MS for Health Professionals, developed by TiMS (Therapists in MS).