Learning professional touch: an exploration of pre-registration Physiotherapy students' experiences.

This study highlights the complexity and immediacy of the embodied learning of touch and its interactions with the development of professional identity. Negotiation of boundaries, both seen and unseen, creates jeopardy in that process through the first two years of the course. PMID: 32053416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the status of the novel coronavirus (COVID19) to a pandemic. Although the assessments are changing rapidly, COVID19 has now infected and taken the lives of thousands. Since the first cases appeared in late 2019, COVID19 has unleashed widespread shock on public and clinical health systems that struggle to respond to the surge, and on global economic productivity as workers are increasingly restricted from participation. A profound anxiety is spreading almost as quickly as the disease itself.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
Source: European Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
by Mateo Prochazka, Joseph Timothy, Rachel Pullan, Karsor Kollie, Emerson Rogers, Abednego Wright, Jennifer Palmer BackgroundSkin neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Buruli ulcer (BU) and leprosy produce significant stigma and disability. Shared clinical presentations and needs for care present opportunities for integrated case management in co-endemic areas. As global policies are translated into local integrated services, there remains a need to monitor what new configurations of care emerge and how individuals experience them. MethodsTo explore patient experiences of integrated case management for skin NTDs, in 2...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Strategies suggested by occupational therapists and physiotherapists have the potential to promote work capacity in people who are working while depressed and anxious. The results may deepen the understanding among rehabilitation professionals about the importance of a person-centred approach to people with common mental disorders, and to combine reflection and practical exercises to support the development of work-related strategies.Implications for rehabilitationWork-directed rehabilitation provided by occupational therapists and/or physiotherapists is beneficial to people with common mental disorders.Rehabi...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
ConclusionState anxiety in patients with ALBP improved prediction of CLBP, defined as pain and pain-related disability at 12 weeks.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
In this study, the results of clinical diagnosis of the population of 557 consecutive patients with orofacial pain based on multidisciplinary diagnostics were evaluated. 15.6% of patients have given up on the participation in the study. It has been shown that the patients who dropped out of the study were significantly older (p=0.0411) than those who agreed to participate, but there was no difference in gender ratio (p=0.185) since the proportion of female patients prevailed. In an analysis of 84.4% of patients participating in the study, the elevated anxiety values were established (mean value on STAI 1 was 39.2 and STAI ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Conclusion: Complex breathlessness is caused by multiple factors, and requires a multispecialty diagnostic approach. Tailored therapies had a positive impact on children with complex breathlessness.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings suggest that adding TMT to pulmonary rehabilitation may be an effective way to enhance pulmonary function, health status and reduce dyspnea of asthmatics.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
Background: Chronic respiratory diseases contribute to the development of anxiety and depression. In bronchiectasis (BE), it is unclear whether these comorbidities are related to general or disease-related quality of life (HRQoL) or symptoms.Aims: To evaluate the correlation between anxiety and depression and QoL in patients with BE.Methods: 26 subjects with non-cystic fibrosis BE of both sexes, 56±16 years, classified by the Bronchiectasis Severity Index (BSI), answered to the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Medical Outcomes Study 36 – Item Short – Form Health ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
Conclusion: One month after discharge patients who have suffered pleural effusion continue to have impaired health status and lower levels of physical activity compared to age- and sex-matched healthy controls.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
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