- Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal event, according to new figures released by the British...
The effects of a combined static-dynamic stretching protocol on athletic performance in elite Gaelic footballers: A randomised controlled crossover trialTo determine the effect of three different static-dynamic stretching protocols on sprint and jump performance in Gaelic footballers.
ADAPTATIONS OF LUMBAR BIOMECHANICS AFTER A FOUR-WEEK RUNNING TRAINING WITH MINIMALIST FOOTWEARTECHNIQUES: IMPLICATIONS FOR RUNNING-RELATED LOWER BACK PAINTo investigate the changes in lumbar kinematic and paraspinal muscle activation before, during, and after a 4-week minimalist running training.
- People with stroke should receive at least 45 minutes of each appropriate therapy a day, guidance from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) recommends.
- New recommendations on the treatment of low back pain represent ‘an important moment for our profession’, according to the CSP’s chief executive Karen Middleton.
- Problems experienced by people because of multiple identities and the potential discrimination they face were discussed at a meeting of CSP’s diversity networks on 16 November.
- The overwhelming majority of people admitted to hospital after a severe stroke receive a physiotherapy assessment within 72 hours, according to an audit covering April 2015 to March 2016.
- East Lothian Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service joined forces with local charity, Carers of East Lothian, to deliver support and information for carers of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- The Scottish AHP Chronic Pain Management Network has set up a group to investigate the knowledge and training of allied health professionals working in the specialist area of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
ATOCP conference: Trauma and orthopaedic physios vote for the abolishment of hip precautions after surgeryA debate on abolishing post-surgical precautions on movement for hip replacement patients was told that all the evidence showed that patient satisfaction was greater with no precautions and that the dislocation rate for new hips was lower.
Absolute and relative reliability of isokinetic and isometric trunk strength testing using the IsoMed-2000 dynamometerThe present study aimed to assess the between day reliability of isokinetic and isometric peak torque (PT) during trunk measurement on an isokinetic device (IsoMed 2000).
- A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation.
ATOCP conference: Sallie Lamb gives challenge on the role of research in trauma and orthopaedic rehabThe physiotherapy profession should consider the wider importance of research rather than focus on particular methods of collecting evidence, the first physio to be recognised as a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences has said.
ATOCP conference: Karen Barker encourages the development and leading of an evidence based orthopaedic physio serviceAll physios should undertake ‘research’ in their work setting, at whatever level is possible, a fellow of the CSP told the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists annual conference in Oxford on 26 November.
- Prescription opioid headlines are staggering: 40 Americans die each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids; they cost the United States economy $78.5 billion a year; and 227 million opioid prescriptions were handed out in the U.S. in 2015.
- Healthshare Hull has been voted 2016 clinical team of the year for physiotherapy and musculoskeletal services at a prestigious awards ceremony for GPs.
- Input from the CSP has informed new guidance that calls for people with hip fractures to begin rehabilitation the day after they have surgery.
- An active aging population is a good thing for society. It also keeps John Shields, M.D., very busy.
- Physiotherapy students in the Midlands have taken part in a challenge to ‘climb’ as high as Mount Everest, using the stairs in their lecture hall.
- Pharmacological therapy combined with a rehabilitation program that teaches how to compensate for memory and attention problems offers new hope for people who suffer the consequences of traumatic...
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has responded to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, published on 23 November.
- All GP practices in Portsmouth will have senior physios to deal with urgent demand from musculoskeletal (MSK) patients, following a successful six-month pilot.
- Elizabeth Chisoko, a technical instructor with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, has received an award in recognition of her excellent care for patients.
Exercise programs may not provide additional benefits to usual physical therapy following total knee replacementIn a randomized trial of patients who underwent total knee replacement as a treatment for osteoarthritis, a group program of strengthening and aerobic exercises was not better at alleviating...
Video-based assessment of foot strike pattern and step rate is valid and reliable in runners with patellofemoral painTo evaluate, during treadmill running in runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP), the concurrent validity of determining foot strike pattern using 2D video and the intra- and inter-rater reliability of foot strike pattern and step rate assessments between a novice and experienced observer.
- Increasing patient uptake of NHS digital services will require effort on the part of physiotherapists and other staff, according to a report by the Nuffield Trust.
- The impact of Brexit on physios who wanting to work in the UK, or to leave the UK for another European country, still remained uncertain, Ronald Craps, vice chair of ER-WCT told a large fringe meeting.
- Five coveted CSP awards were made in recognition of services to physiotherapy.
- The conference drew to a rather quirky close with physio-cum-stand-up comic Elaine Miller, who's made her name on the comedy circuit talking about the unlikely subject of female incontinence.
- While physics need to look at how they provide equality in the services they offer, that doesn't mean all people should be treated as equal, Jonathon Kruger, recently appointed chief executive at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, told delegates.
- Physios and other health care professionals need to go one step further than just using new technology for their patients. They also need to change patterns of working to reflect the possibilities for healthcare delivery that such innovations offer.
- Brian Caulfield, dean of physiotherapy at University College Dublin, warned physiotherapists to be extremely cautious about including activity sensors into their practice.
- Healthcare professionals must agitate for government action to tackle obesity, a symposium on population health issues heard.
- Physiotherapists can help address the scandal of premature mortality among people with mental illness, said Brendon Stubbs, head of physiotherapy at South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust.
- A new form of 3D imaging of muscles has allowed researchers to "see" inside muscle and trace long cables made up of a protein called collagen.
- A mental health physio has completed one of the toughest desert marathons in the world in which more than a third of competitors did not finish.
- Do physical therapists have a shared understanding of what patient-centred care really means?
- Physical therapists need to develop new skills and evolve to meet the challenges of a changing world.
- Physical therapists will increasingly need to tackle the ‘complex phenomenon’ of frailty, according to the work of leading researchers from across Europe.
- Physiotherapists need to start thinking about frailty as a long-term condition, and should be collecting evidence to prove they can help.
- A London physiotherapist has spent the past six months practising in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as the country recovers from the devastating effects of the Ebola outbreak.
- The CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Research (IMHA) awarded Dr. Alex Scott the Ambassadors Knowledge Translation Award for the lay summary of his project, ‘Role of mast cells in tendinopathy’:
Tendons are a kind of connective tissue – tendons connect muscles and bones, allowing joints to move and absorb energy during activities such as sports or manual labour. Tendons often become injured and heal poorly, especially in manual labourers, computer work
- Social media provides an opportunity to debate, influence and share good practice – but physiotherapists need to be wary of crossing professional boundaries.
- Physiotherapists should be listening to patients’ stories and working with them to improve research, education and clinical practice.
- Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body's ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better...
- Respiratory physios at Humber NHS Trust are marking World COPD Day on 16 November with a double-pronged approach.
- A physiotherapy student has begun to visit schools to tell pupils of the attractions of physiotherapy as a career.
- Only five per cent of NHS trauma patients in England receives specialist rehabilitation, research has found.
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