- Six CSP members at a West Midlands NHS community trust were backed by the society as they challenged and won their case to be up-banded from 7 to 8a.
- Research provides blueprint for building neuroprosthetic devices that recreate the sense of touch by directly stimulating the nervous system.
- Having a stroke can be a debilitating and life changing event for an individual and their family. Regardless of one's age or family history, 90 percent of strokes are preventable.
Pulsed electromagnetic field ameliorates cartilage degeneration by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinases in a rat model of osteoarthritisWe assessed the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) on cartilage degeneration, and expression of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), in an experimental rat model of osteoarthritis induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT).
- The University of British Columbia’s Department of Physical Therapy is excited to announce plans for a new, advanced program in manual therapy.
Subject to University approval we hope to begin offering the Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) in the 2017/2018 calendar year. We anticipate, pending approval from UBC and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (FOMPT), that the GCOMPT will be available as part
- UBC Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR’70) and her husband Donald (BSc’68, MD’70) will receive the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award on November 1 at a ceremony celebrating alumni achievements. They have been active members of the Prince George community and have advocated for improved health care in BC – particularly in remote northern communities. Elizabeth has been an integral part of advocating for the Northern and Rural Cohort and for having PT students train in t
- In the spring of 2012, Clinical Associate Professor and alumnus, Nancy Cho (Class of 1982), was asked to kick off the UBC wide “Start an Evolution” fundraising campaign. Thinking of our students she felt we needed to top-up our Rehab Sciences Alumni Bursary. Because it was the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Bursary and she was celebrating 30 years as an UBC Rehab grad, she set an ambitious goal of $30,000. With much thanks and help from a lot of good people we have for
- When Karen Hurtubise (past CPA president) started her MRSc she was a clinical physiotherapist in Newfoundland. Her studies led her onto leadership roles, workplace improvements and teaching opportunities. Read further to see how far she is going now.
Although the PT Knowledge Broker facilitated projects are diverse in topic and type, the common thread which unites them is the incredible quality and quantity of work undertaken by many dedicated partners. As the end of 2017 approaches, it is a perfect time to acknowledge the contributions of a small army of individuals who have given of their time and talents to two projects: (1) The Total Joint Arthroplasty and Outcome Measures Toolkit and (2) The ‘Move More. Sit Less&rsquo
A road into the doctoral program: Interest in a clinical technique â€“ Gunn Intramuscular StimulationI have been a musculoskeletal physical therapist for nearly twenty years and over that time, I have derived great satisfaction from my clinical work. A few years ago, however, I became interested in learning more about what had become my favourite clinical technique – Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, or “IMS”. This is a dry needling technique that uses acupuncture needles to alleviate musculoskeletal problems by inserting them deep into muscles to reduce tightness and pain.
- Many of you reading this may remember completing a survey, way back in 2013, about the professional development needs of physical therapists in British Columbia. 557 PTs throughout the province answered questions related to their continuing professional development (CPD) interests, needs, participation and difficulties. Thank you again if you were one of those 557.
What came of that information? The key physiotherapy leadership groups in BC (the UBC Department of PT, the
- Two former students will be missed by our community, JoAnne Dodson (nee Derby, class of ‘64) and Catherine Ann Prins (class of ‘69) both passed away this year.
JoAnne Dodson (nee Derby) – Class of 1964 – passed away on November 11, 2015 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a member of the first graduating class and received a Bachelor’s Degree in combined Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy in 1964. JoAnne went on to work at the Royal Victoria H
- Meet our two new Instructors
I completed a BSc in Biology at UBC (1997) before moving overseas to complete an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2000) at Coventry University in England. I practiced in the UK and then in Vancouver before accepting a position at the sports medicine clinic at the University of Western Ontario. During my time at Western I worked with varsity athletes and completed a Masters degree in orthopaedic physiotherapy (2005). Research pro
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. In Canada, approximately 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, including 3,400 women in BC alone. Early detection and treatment advancements have greatly increased 5-year survival among women with breast cancer to 88% in Canada. However, breast cancer therapy including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, are associated with several adverse effects including fatigue, muscle and bone pain, nausea, lymphedema, p
- The CSP has welcomed government promises to explore the impact that AHPs can have when working with primary care teams, announced as part of a package of measures designed to overhaul the Northern Ireland health system.
- New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery.
- Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles.
- Devolved health and social care would only succeed if frontline staff were fully engaged in transformation, the CSP’s director Sue Hayward-Giles has argued.
- University of Salford physiotherapy undergraduates are putting their learning into practice by sitting for no longer than 30 minutes during lectures.
- Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting.
- To compare the effects of two small-sided game (SSG) training formats (4Â Ã—Â 4Â min (SSG-S) and 2Â Ã—Â 8Â min (SSG-L)) conducted during Ramadan on Hoff and five-jump (5JT) tests' performances and session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE).
- Asymmetries in the magnitude of plantar pressure are considered a risk factor for stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in soccer athletes.
- Stroke patients in England face hugely inconsistent care once they leave hospital, an audit of services by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy reveals.
- Even the toughest person had a lump in their throat at a CSP event in Northern Ireland's Stormont building on 18 October.
- Northern Ireland assembly and health committee member Paula Bradley gave a thumbs up for physiotherapists in meeting the future needs of a growing population of older people.
- Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.
- During their lifetime, as many as eight out of ten people experience back pain that lasts more than three days. However, for a vast majority of these people, the pain goes away with simple treatment.
- Healthcare in the future must shift to primary care, multidisciplinary working, involve patients and exploit IT, according to the CSP director Natalie Beswetherick.
- NHS leaders would benefit from evidence about musculoskeletal (MSK) services, GP and healthcare entrepreneur Jonathan Serjeant told Frontline.
- The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has named 10 local authority teams that it will work with on falls prevention.
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has welcomed the announcement of an injection of funds for the NHS by the Welsh government.
- A person-centred approach is vital for the successful physical rehabilitation of people with dementia.
- PathMaker Neurosystems, a clinical-stage neurotechnology company developing non-invasive neurotherapy systems to treat neuromotor disorders, has been named as the Recipient of the Universal Biotech Innovation Prize 2016 in the global competition that offers "a glimpse of the future of life sciences."
UAB investigators receive BRAIN Initiative award to study new DBS technology for Parkinson's diseaseThe University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a BRAIN Initiative grant of $7.3 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to study new technology that could improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation, an increasingly important treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
- Virtual Reality can get the elderly in nursing homes to be happier about exercising. A new research project from Aalborg University shows that the technology motivates older people in nursing homes to get moving.
- A new way for surgeons to know how well their patients are regaining physical function after a major abdominal operation could be as simple as patients wearing a fitness wristband to count their steps.
- A new mouse study finds that counteracting changes in gut bacteria that arise from spinal cord injury with probiotics could help aid recovery.
- Every year, about 250,000 people in the U.S. sustain injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and about half of these individuals end up having reconstructive surgery.
- TV presenter Andrew Marr has backed the CSP’s call for sufficient numbers of physios to meet the growing needs of the UK population – particularly for stroke rehabilitation.
- New study reveals how a 28-year-old man left paralyzed after a car accident has regained his sense of touch, thanks to a brain implant and a robotic arm.
- Northern Ireland’s health committee has responded positively to evidence of how GP surgeries elsewhere in the UK have benefitted from self-referral to physiotherapy and having physios as a first point of contact.
- The CSP has supported a decision by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) to advise chartered physiotherapists practising in Ireland not to register with the Irish Physiotherapists Registration Board.
- A framework designed to improve working practices, skills and outcomes for allied health professionals (AHPs) in Wales has been published by the Welsh government.
- A conversation on interactiveCSP, the society’s member networking website, has led to physio staff from trusts almost 100 miles apart taking part in joint working.
- A physiotherapist has been asked to provide ongoing pulmonary rehab to people in prison, following a successful pilot project that provided clinical and cost benefits.
- The lead physio for NHS Lothian has welcomed an extra £9 million for emergency care in Scotland, saying it would help meet winter demand in respiratory physiotherapy.
- A physiotherapist has become the fastest British woman to swim from England to France, and back.
- Prince Harry has thanked a paediatric physiotherapist who won a national award after being nominated by patients.
The CSP is warning that workplace stress could damage the health of physio staff and put patients at riskA TUC study published published today on World Mental Health Day shows that stress is the top health and safety concern in UK workplaces.
- The CSP is warning that workplace stress could damage the health of physio staff and put patients at risk.
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