Keep on and keep up the fall prevention work: older adults need evidence-based fall prevention actions now more than ever!

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Source: European Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of physiotherapists in four selected regions of sub-Saharan Africa regarding health system challenges impacting the integration of physiotherapy-led falls prevention services in the primary care of...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news
[New Times] Patients of severe Covid-19 effects, including respiratory difficulties are encouraged to undertake physiotherapy exercises as soon as they are discharged to ensure solid recuperation.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2021 Sep 13;22:e41. doi: 10.1017/S1463423620000663.ABSTRACTAIM: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of physiotherapists in four selected regions of sub-Saharan Africa regarding health system challenges impacting the integration of physiotherapy-led falls prevention services in the primary care of persons living with HIV (PLWH).BACKGROUND: Falls may pose a significant problem among younger PLWH in low- and middle-income countries. Physiotherapists' role in optimising function and quality of life can do much in the prevention of falls in PLWH and reducing the harm that results. How...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Over half the amputations were associated with DM, which was also a risk factor for multiple amputations. Although referral and attendance for physiotherapy were very poor, mobility in those who attended was excellent, indicating a dire need to improve hospital referral pathways.PMID:34515432
Source: South African Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Stronger compliance with guideline recommendations on early mobilising, weekend mobilising and referral to fall prevention interventions post hip-fracture is needed in some countries.Implications for rehabilitation This study provides a snapshot of mobilisation and physiotherapy practice for hip fracture patients in six countries. The results suggest a need to improve systems and approaches in some countries to enhance compliance with recommendations specifically relating to: • early attempts at standing and walking post-surgery. • opportunities to mobilise on weekends (with physiotherapist and/or oth...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Physical exercises inspired by the self-management principles may have positive impacts on fatigue symptoms, quality of life, and other functional abilities.PMID:34515530 | DOI:10.1177/17423953211039783
Source: Chronic Illness - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of the respondents had a moderate level of diabetes education. The level of the T1D knowledge of physiotherapists was primarily determined by their number of years on the job. Age and sex of the respondents had no impact on the level of their knowledge of diabetes (T1D).PMID:34514767 | DOI:10.5114/pedm.2021.107164
Source: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Stronger compliance with guideline recommendations on early mobilising, weekend mobilising and referral to fall prevention interventions post hip-fracture is needed in some countries.Implications for rehabilitation This study provides a snapshot of mobilisation and physiotherapy practice for hip fracture patients in six countries. The results suggest a need to improve systems and approaches in some countries to enhance compliance with recommendations specifically relating to: • early attempts at standing and walking post-surgery. • opportunities to mobilise on weekends (with physiotherapist and/or oth...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
The virtual clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates in Canada, except Quebec, experienced difficulties again this week, leaving many applicants unable to finish the test.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news
To 1) investigate the incidence, prevalence, burden and characteristics of injuries; and to 2) describe the frequency and type of physiotherapy and medical servicing for elite sports academy athletes over a 12-month season.
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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