The law opens “prescription sports” to more beneficiaries

People with Parkinson's disease will attend the Capoeira class in Marseille on February 8, 2018.

Over 10,000 steps. This is another step towards the recognition of “sports health”. After a long and chaotic journey, a bill aimed at democratizing sports in France was adopted by parliament on Thursday, February 24, the final day of parliament. In addition to the element of health, the text also provides provisions on education, governance of sports organizations, prevention of violence and discrimination.

The first good news: The law is expanding the range of people who can benefit from prescriptions for adaptive physical activity (APA). So far, “Prescription Sports” (as stipulated in the January 26, 2016 law, which came into effect on January 1, 2016)er (March 2017) was booked for about 10 million individuals with long-term conditions, including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and severe heart disease. This involves patients with chronic illness, patients with risk factors such as overweight, obesity, arterial hypertension, and patients with loss of autonomy. It’s potentially over 10 million additional people. Another notable advance highlighted by Vice Régis Juanico (Génération.s) is “Physical activity and adapted physical activity are included in institutional and medical social services projects. [ESMS], Referents of each ESMS responsible for implementing the program. “

“Missed opportunity”

These are not only structures that care for the elderly and disabled, but are also enthusiastic about young workers’ homes, emergency accommodation, fighting sedentary lifestyles and promoting physical activity. To please the adjutant and co-author of a recent informative report on this subject. “When we know the benefits of sports in terms of well-being and inclusion, it’s a real advance, even if we have to see the effects in the field.” He said again. However, the vice-member abstained during a vote in a law he considers to be flawed and inadequate with respect to provisions that promote physical activity in the workplace.

At the same time, APA prescriptions previously reserved for the attending physician have been extended to specialists. And their updates can be performed by a physiotherapist who is one of the specialists involved in this care. However, this last provision, introduced by the Senator, afflicts other experts in the sector, namely APA teachers, about 50,000 people with college degrees in the Staps APA-Health sector. increase. “I’m sorry that the rapporteur and the Minister of Sports have again excluded us from the text of the law and always omitted to explicitly cite us in reports and announcements.” Annoy Stéphane Dijoux. But continue this APA teacher with the origin of the petition for a better recognition of his profession, “In the field, it works, and each transaction intervenes in a particular discipline, respecting its work and initial training.” And to add: “Sports Health Centers are primarily initiated and created by APA teachers. They are also the center of the sports and health network and participate in research. We are in the medical society, society, I work in all areas of health. »»

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