It ’ s time to halt NHS staff exodus with game-changing pay rise, say health unions
The mounting NHS staffing crisis and long waiting times will become permanent unless the government brings in a game-changing retention package, with an inflation-busting pay rise at its heart, say health unions today (Monday). In evidence to the independent NHS pay review body (NHSPRB), the 14 unions – representing 1.2 million health staff in England – are calling on ministers to act urgently with a significant wage boost. They say this would help halt the growing exodus of exhausted staff from the NHS. The unions warn that without a decent pay rise this year, the NHS will continue to lose staff at alarming rates,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 24, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release healthcare nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

The feasibility and acceptability of a falls prevention e-learning program for physiotherapists - Soh SE, Morgan PE, Hopmans R, Barker AL, Ackerman IN.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of a falls prevention e-learning program for physiotherapists working with people with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A prospective pre-post quasi-experimental approach was adopted. An e-learni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physio graduates in limbo as clinical competency exams nixed, but still required for licensure
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators announced that the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) will no longer be offered, citing the pandemic and its inability to offer large-scale competency exams in person. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Symptom recovery and return to participation timelines of patients with concussion at a community physiotherapy clinic based on injury mechanism - Isaac CN, Isaac C, Ogle M, Przyslupski AM, Lebrun C.
OBJECTIVE: To compare patient demographics, injury phase (IP; time-to-assessment), total symptom severity score (TSS) changes and return to participation (RTP; cognitive/physical) to mechanism of injury (MOI). BACKGROUND: Secondary concussion preve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exploring the acceptability and feasibility of providing a balance tele-rehabilitation programme to older adults at risk for falls: an initial assessment - Pardalis AA, Gatsios D, Tsakanikas VD, Walz I, Maurer C, Kikidis D, Nikitas C, Papadopoulou S, Bibas A, Fotiadis DI.
Falls are a major health concern. The HOLOBALANCE tele-rehabilitation system was developed to deliver an evidence based, multi-sensory balance rehabilitation programme, to the elderly at risk of falls. The system delivers a series of balance physiotherapy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Post-acute organisational audit report
Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) - Based on data from 664 post-acute services, this report describes the organisation of post-acute stroke care in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Jersey as of 1 April 2021. Overall, the report found some improvements when compared to 2015, including the fact that 99 per cent of services have access to an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and rehab assistant (95 per cent in 2015).ReportMore detail (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - December 13, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS performance and productivity Source Type: news

Telerehabilitation for individuals with Parkinson's disease and a history of falls: a pilot study - Lavoie V, Bouchard M, Turcotte S, Tousignant M.
PURPOSE: Falls among persons with Parkinson's disease (PD) decrease health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and are a risk factor for hospitalization. Although physiotherapy can decrease falls and improve functional capacity, people living in remote areas h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Physiotherapy-Led Screening Effective for Patients Seeking Orthopaedic Care
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - November 26, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Movement toward an evidence-based, digital fall prevention future-perceptions from a physiotherapy perspective - Arkkukangas M, Cederbom S.
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapy plays an important role in fall prevention, and is a science- and evidence-based profession that is constantly undergoing development. Currently, the possibility of digital fall prevention is being explored; however, the perceptio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of clinical Pilates training on balance and postural control in patients with Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled trial - Çoban F, Belgen Kaygısız B, Selcuk F.
BACKGROUND: Clinical pilates exercises have been shown to improve balance. Our study aims to compare effects of clinical Pilates and conventional physiotherapy exercises on balance and postural control in Parkinson's disease patients. Materials& methods: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Award-winning 'pelvic floor comic' reveals how to stop embarrassing leaks
Elaine Miller, a physio specialising in beating stress incontinence by improving pelvic floor muscles, says her stand-up routine uses comedy to broach an awkward subject. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘He was adamant he didn’t want it’: the pro-vax parents with vaccine-hesitant kids
Among under-18s, vaccine uptake is low, and there is a growing issue with misinformation spread on social media and at school. Is there anything a concerned caregiver can do?Throughout the pandemic, Anna has worked for the NHS. She has seen the effects of Covid-19 first-hand and, although she worked remotely because she was in a vulnerable group, other colleagues – she is a physiotherapist – were deployed to Covid wards at the height of hospital admissions. “At the trust I work for, they’re setting up a long-Covid service,” she says. She comes home and her son Sam, 16, listens to her talk about it – and yet he ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Children Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Young people Health Society Source Type: news

Current perspectives of New Zealand physiotherapists on rehabilitation and return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a survey - Fausett WA, Reid DA, Larmer PJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical beliefs and practices of New Zealand physiotherapists regarding pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation and return to sport (RTS) criteria following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). DESIGN: Onli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluating the performance of balance physiotherapy exercises using a sensory platform: the basis for a persuasive balance rehabilitation virtual coaching system - Tsakanikas VD, Gatsios D, Dimopoulos D, Pardalis A, Pavlou M, Liston MB, Fotiadis DI.
Rehabilitation programs play an important role in improving the quality of life of patients with balance disorders. Such programs are usually executed in a home environment, due to lack of resources. This procedure usually results in poorly performed exerc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Embedding your first contact physiotherapy service
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has put together a resource pack, supported by the Practice Managers Association, to help GP practices integrate their first contact physiotherapy (FCP) service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news