Welcome to my website.

I am Darren Brown, and I am a Physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation for people living with HIV.

You can find out about me, learn about HIV and Physiotherapy, and access resources that are useful for healthcare professionals, students, researchers, providers of healthcare, and people living with HIV. 

People living with HIV may experience difficulties with functioning or disability due to side effects of treatments, other health conditions, or ageing with HIV.

Rehabilitation is about health and functioning in everyday life, and Physiotherapists are rehabilitation professionals that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are affected by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

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About me

I am a Physiotherapist specialising in HIV. I work clinically in the National Health Service (NHS) in London, UK. I am developing a clinical academic career path.

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Blogs

Darren has written blogs for PhysioPedia on topics including HIV and rehabilitation, disability, exercise, and frailty.

 

FAQ

Simple answers to common questions

Get the simple answers to your questions about HIV, Physiotherapy, disability and rehabilitation here.

 

Learn

access reliable learning resources

Free online resources and e-modules to provide you with knowledge and skills about HIV and Physiotherapy. Learn more.

 
 

Read

What research am i reading now

Keep up to date with the latest research, key papers, practice, policy and research updates with what i’m reading here.

 
Darren Brown attended the 2nd global meeting of Rehabilitation 2030 at the World Health Organization, Geneva, 2019. This picture includes global Physiotherapists #GlobalPT in attendance

Darren Brown attended the 2nd global meeting of Rehabilitation 2030 at the World Health Organization, Geneva, 2019. This picture includes global Physiotherapists #GlobalPT in attendance

 

By getting active again and building up my strength and stamina I was able to set myself the challenge of running my first ever marathon when I reached my 26th year of living with HIV; this I accomplished in 2017 and I credit Darren and his team for the part they played in getting me to the start line.
— Emma Cole, 2019
 

Get Involved

If you want to get involved in the field of HIV, disability and rehabilitation there are many ways to contribute.

If you are a Physiotherapist you can join the UK Rehabilitation in HIV Association (RHIVA) and the WCPT subgroup International Physical Therapists for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care (IPT-HOPE), and Canada International HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC).

If you are rehabilitation professional such as Occupational Therapist or Speech and Language Therapist, please consider joining RHIVA and CIHRRC.

If you are a person living with HIV, please consider joining RHIVA and CIHRRC.

Follow on twitter with these links: 🌐RHIVA, 🌐IPT-HOPE, 🌐CIHRRC

 

Join rhiva

Rehabilitation in HIV Association (RHIVA) is a group of allied health professionals specialising in the field of HIV rehabilitation in the UK.

join ipt-hope

International Physical Therapists for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care (IPT-HOPE) is an official subgroup of WCPT.

join cihrrc

Canada International HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) is an international research collaborative with an interest in HIV and rehabilitation.