Our expert assesses some products promising to prevent and treat muscle and joint pains
We asked Tim Allardyce, a physiotherapist at Surrey Physio clinic in Croydon, to assess some over-the-counter products for preventing and treating aching muscles and joints. We then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of physiotherapists, dentists and even vets will be trained to give Covid-19 injections
Drugs regulator the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will be given powers to approve a vaccine without the go-ahead from the European Medicines Agency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Health workers' army to be trained to deliver Covid vaccine
They would include midwives, physiotherapists and possibly even dentists, the government says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Covid-19 rehabilitation standards, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The rehab standards for Covid-19 lay out the key principles of delivering physiotherapy within a multidisciplinary care context. They are key for facilitating safe and rapid decision-making and ensuring the delivery of high-quality assessment and personalised physiotherapy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of the PDSAFE personalised physiotherapy intervention for fall prevention in Parkinson's: an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial - Xin Y, Ashburn A, Pickering RM, Seymour KC, Hulbert S, Fitton C, Kunkel D, Marian I, Roberts HC, Lamb SE, Goodwin VA, Rochester L, McIntosh E, PDSAFE Collaborative group.
BACKGROUND: PDSAFE is an individually-tailored, physiotherapist-delivered, balance, strength and strategy training programme aimed at preventing falls among people with Parkinson's. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of PDSAFE compared with usual care for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Evaluating a novel multifactorial falls prevention activity programme for community-dwelling older people after stroke: a mixed-method feasibility study - Koh JSG, Hill AM, Hill KD, Etherton-Beer C, Francis-Coad J, Bell E, Bainbridge L, de Jong LD.
PURPOSE: The overall purpose of this study was to explore participants' and physiotherapists' experiences regarding the acceptability, implementation, and practicality of a novel group-based multifactorial falls prevention activity programme for community-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Archie Young obituary
Geriatrician who pioneered the idea of strength training for elderly peopleUnlike other exercise researchers in the 1980s who were focusing on heart health, the geriatricianArchie Young, who has died aged 73, was interested in strength and balance. To live independently and avoid falls, it is fundamental to have sufficient balance to stand upright and the muscle strength to get up from the toilet or a low chair, but before Young ’s discoveries many assumed that deteriorating muscle strength was both inevitable and irreversible in elderly people.In the early 80s Young was a doctor in a rehabilitation unit in Oxford, w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Penny Warren Tags: Medical research Older people Scotland Glasgow Edinburgh Health Source Type: news

The safety and feasibility of a Halliwick style of aquatic physiotherapy for falls and balance dysfunction in people with Parkinson's disease: a single blind pilot trial - Terrens AF, Soh SE, Morgan P.
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that aquatic physiotherapy may be effective for people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) but most studies have investigated land based type exercises in the aquatic environment. Few studies have examined customised aquatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The contribution of onsite physiotherapy to an integrated model for managing work injuries: a follow up study - Donovan M, Khan A, Johnston V.
PURPOSE As part of an integrated system to manage work injuries, some organisations utilise the skills of an onsite physiotherapist. Onsite physiotherapy can provide benefits for the workers and organisation when delivered as part of an early intervention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PCNs urged to recruit physiotherapists amid MSK appointments backlog
PCNs have been urged employ first contact physiotherapists (FCPs) to reduce pressure on GPs and combat a backlog of musculoskeletal appointments that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Primary care networks Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary approach more effective for gut disorders: study
(University of Melbourne) Researchers from the University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital in Australia have conducted a trial involving 144 patients to compare the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary clinic - involving gastroenterologists, dieticians, psychiatrists and physiotherapists - with usual gastroenterology specialist-only care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual physiotherapy study shows it is just as effective as in-person treatment
A new study of 27,000 virtual physiotherapy patients has concluded that digital physiotherapy must become a significant part of the treatment mix post COVID-19. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NHS to launch online COVID-19 rehab service, NHS England
The'Your COVID Recovery'service aims to expand access to rehabilitation treatments and advice from a team of physiotherapists, nurses and mental health specialists, for COVID-19 survivors who still have problems with breathing, mental health problems or other complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into  an early wage rise, say health unions
The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday). The 14 unions – representing more than 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics and other NHS employees – have written both to the Chancellor and the Prime Minister calling for pay talks to start soon so staff get a wage boost before the end of the year. In the letters, the unions – including UNISON, the Royal Col...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus coronavirus health workers nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Frontline care and health workers face thousands of pounds of government  ​visa charges
​Thousands of low-paid migrant care and health staff have been shut out of a government scheme that would save them thousands of pounds in visa ​renewal fees, says UNISON ​today (Thursday). The frontline ​staff are dismayed the government has blocked them from receiving a free one-year visa extension​, which has been granted to some key workers because of the pandemic. The visa extension programme for health workers was introduced ​at the end of April and is only open to 3,000 NHS professionals, ​including dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics and psy...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 2, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Boris Johnson Christina McAnea health Home Office migrant workers one-year visa social care Source Type: news

Participant expectations and experiences of a tailored physiotherapy intervention for people with Parkinson's and a history of falls - Rowsell A, Ashburn A, Fitton C, Goodwin VA, Hulbert S, Lamb SE, McIntosh E, Nieuwboer A, Pickering R, Rochester L, Chivers-Seymour K, Ballinger C.
PURPOSE: People with Parkinson's are twice as likely to fall as older people within the general population. This longitudinal qualitative study was part of a larger programme of research including a randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A lung physio is the secret weapon in this 65-year-old widower's coronavirus recovery
When Charlie Coulton regained consciousness after 42 days in intensive care fighting Covid-19 - half of that time on a ventilator - he wondered if he had woken up in a science fiction film. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'm a physiotherapist. Seeing the impact of Covid on survivors will haunt me forever
I ’ve never seen anything like coronavirus before. Recovering will be a Herculean task for patients, but we are here to helpAfter nearly a quarter of a century as a physiotherapist, I ’ve found 2020 the most professionally thought-provoking year so far. Throughout my career, I have treated patients with everything from rare and fatal brain conditions to severe bends brought about by diving, but what I have seen with the coronavirus pandemic will haunt me for the rest of my life . While every case of Covid-19 is different, after a while you’ve seen most of the pieces of the jigsaw somewhere before. Instead...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cate Leighton Tags: Physiotherapists Society Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science Hospitals Work & careers Money Guardian Careers NHS Health wellbeing Life and style Society Professionals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Basildon physio's 'mum guilt' while helping Covid-19 patients
The NHS hospital physiotherapist who helps Covid-19 patients wants to make her young family proud. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burnt-out health-care workers warn of mass exodus, with no end in sight to mandatory redeployment to CHSLDs
Documents obtained by CBC News show at least one of Montreal's regional health boards plans to keep physiotherapists and occupational therapists reassigned to long-term care homes until at least January. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

New agreement to ensure NHS staff in England are paid properly for every working hour
Health workers across England should now be paid properly for every hour they’re at work during the pandemic, following an agreement reached between health unions and NHS employers today (Friday). Since March staff have been working flat out, treating and caring for patients, and keeping the NHS running under immense pressure – but often not getting paid for all the hours they put in, says UNISON. Some NHS trusts have made sure staff are paid for every hour of overtime worked, but this hasn’t been the case everywhere. That’s why 15 unions representing staff working in English NHS trusts – incl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus health pay Sara Gorton Unpaid overtime Source Type: news

Spirituality Helps Stroke Survivors, Caregivers Bounce Back
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Immersive virtual reality in stroke patients as a new approach for reducing postural disabilities and falls risk: a case series - Cort és-Pérez I, Nieto-Escamez FA, Obrero-Gaitán E.
Stroke is a neurologic disorder considered the first cause of disability worldwide due to motor, cognitive, and sensorial sequels. Balance dysfunctions in stroke survivors increase the risk of falls and physiotherapeutic rehabilitation is essential to redu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ecological studies of sleep disturbances during suicidal crises - Cha ïb LS, Segovia AP, Baca-Garcia E, Lopez-Castroman J.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Several reviews and metanalyses have shown that sleep disturbances, such as insomnia and nightmares, can predict suicidal ideations and behaviors. Common physio-pathological pathways may explain this relationship. However, only in recent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Health unions publish blueprint for the safe opening up of the NHS
Fast, comprehensive and accessible testing, and the ongoing, ample supply of protective kit are among measures that must be in place for the NHS to be opened up safely as the UK begins to ease the lockdown, say health unions today (Friday). The 16 unions – including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and GMB – have drawn up a nine-point blueprint, which also calls for staff to be paid properly for every hour worked. The unions want to ensure that – as out-patient clinics and operations resume – the NHS continues to opera...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release blueprint Covid-19 NHS PPE Source Type: news

Covid-19: the challenge of patient rehabilitation after intensive care, BMJ
As the first patients who have had the new virus and spent days ventilated in ICUs are discharged, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy predicts a “tsunami of rehabilitation needs”. BMJ Feature questions whether appropriate rehabilitation will be available. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physios call for ‘further assurances’ after visas extension granted
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has urged ministers for “further assurances” following their calls for government to extend overseas physios’ visas during the covid-19 pandemic. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alberta dentists, physiotherapists need rules in place before reopening
Albertans itching for a routine dental checkup or eye exam might have to wait a little bit longer than Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Pain in back: Physiotherapist reveals simple tips to relieve symptoms at home
BACK PAIN can radiate from the lower back to anywhere along the spine. And, with more people working from home than ever before, a physiotherapist weighs in on the best way to prevent and reduce backache. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physios make visa plea as NHS faces ‘tidal-wave’ of rehab
Ministers are being urged to expand the automatic visa extension scheme to include physiotherapists with the NHS facing a “tidal wave” of rehabilitation work because of the covid-19 crisis, MPs and unions have warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physio support in COVID-19 recovery
(Flinders University) New physiotherapy guidelines are targeting COVID-19 patient recovery for respiratory management, exercise and mobilisation in acute hospital wards and Intensive Care Units. The new guidelines published in Australian Journal of Physiotherapy aim to prevent complications of the respiratory system and muscle deconditioning, speed up recovery from mechanical ventilation, and improve long-term physical function and recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of bullying in physiotherapy education in Nigeria - Mbada CE, Ogunseun IP, Fasuyi FO, Adegbemigun OD, Fatoye CT, Idowu OA, Johnson OE, Odole AC, Okonji AM, Kaka B, Fatoye F.
This study assessed the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of bullying in physiotherapy education in Nigeria. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Physio-feedback and exercise program (PEER) improves balance, muscle strength, and fall risk in older adults - Thiamwong L, Stout JR, Sole ML, Ng BP, Yan X, Talbert S.
A one-group pre/posttest study was conducted to examine the feasibility and effect size of an 8-week physio-feedback and exercise program (PEER) on improving balance, muscle strength, and fall risk. Nineteen participants (mean age = 76 years) received the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Importance and benefits of physiotherapeutic intervention in American football players - Casta ñón-Rojas FL.
American football is considered one of the sports with the most impact in athletic injuries and most participants at the institutional level both in public and mostly in private universities, in addition to being a sport in which players are exposed to gre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Walking through life with cerebral palsy: reflections on daily walking by adults with cerebral palsy - Gjesdal BE, Jahnsen R, Morgan P, Opheim A, M æland S.
Purpose: Walking is a major target in childhood physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Little information exists on the importance or value of walking when these children grow up. The aim of this study was to explore personal reflectio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Hands off: Nova Scotia physiotherapists learn to make adjustment to virtual care
Nova Scotia physiotherapists in private and public practice are reducing in-person visits and learning to treat patients by phone and video during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Lack of protective equipment for health and social care staff is “a crisis within a crisis”
The heads of Britain’s health and social care unions have today (Wednesday) warned ministers that the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care workers is a “crisis within a crisis”.     In a joint statement – signed by seven organisations including UNISON, the Royal College of Midwives, GMB, Unite and TUC – they call on the government to urgently increase the supply of PPE to staff in the NHS and social care.  The union leaders warn that workers&nb...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: Article News Press release coronavirus coronavirus health workers NHS PPE TUC Source Type: news

ICU doctors now face the toughest decisions they will ever have to make | Tim Cook
The scale of coronavirus in the UK means we need a clear framework on who should be treatedTim Cook is an ICU doctorCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe most certain feature of a pandemic is uncertainty. For NHS health workers, this is all around us. Many doctors are now being “side-skilled” (a new term) so they can help provide intensive care to patients. It’s important that the public understand what intensive care units (ICU) are, as this will make clear what faces us in the coming weeks and months.In all major hospitals, theICU is for patients with an illness that immediately ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Cook Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Society Health Science World news UK news Source Type: news

South Africa: Coronavirus - Safety Measures for Football Clubs
[SAnews.gov.za] Football teams are advised to ensure that their medical staff -- including physiotherapists and masseurs, who are in constant contact with players -- do not simultaneously work in environments or carry out external activities that could make them vulnerable to Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Menstrual cups can cause pelvic organ prolapse if women don't use them correctly, experts warn
Menstrual cups are inserted into the vagina to collect blood during a period. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy said instructions go against advice to prevent pelvic organ prolapse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menstrual cup misuse 'can cause pelvic organ prolapse'
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy wants manufacturers to include better safety advice for women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A host of quirky products claim to soothe your spine, including a bra that could BANISH back pain
One third of the UK's population are affected by back pain at some time. Physiotherapist Sammy Margo and Professor Rod Hughes gave their expert opinion on a selection of gadgets that promise relief (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality
(University of Warwick) Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion capture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The tensions between micro-, meso- and macro-levels: physiotherapists' views of their role towards fall prevention in the community - a qualitative study - Cerderbom S, Bjerk M, Bergland A.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a global public health concern. Physiotherapists are a key resource in this context, but there is sparse knowledge about how they perceive their role in the primary care setting. Therefore, the purpose of the present study is to explo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Acupuncture for whiplash-associated disorder following road traffic collision: a physiotherapy service evaluation - Stuart S, Armstrong M, Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R.
BACKGROUND: Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is a common musculoskeletal condition that frequently occurs following a road traffic collision. Physiotherapy is often prescribed to help with the symptoms and injuries. Research evidence has demonstrated tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cochrane Czech Republic seeks PostDoc in Meta-Research in Rehabilitation and Podiatry
Closing: 29 Feb 2020The open post-doc position is focused on meta-research in field Rehabilitation, Biomechanics, Podiatry, or Public Health. Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (CEBHC-KT), Institute Biostatistics and Analysis, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University stands on three international pillars:Cochrane Czech Republic, Czech CEBHC: Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, and Masaryk University GRADE Center (https://cebhckt.med.muni.cz/en/). CEBHC-KT is mainly focused on methodology and conducting Systematic Reviews (meta-analysis, meta-synthesis) and Clinical Practi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

UK Paramedic Students to Benefit from Additional NHS Funding
Students studying to become paramedics, radiographers and physiotherapists will be among those receiving the new financial support from September 2020 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 21, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: United Kingdom Source Type: news

Paramedic students will get £5,000 annual support payment
Students studying to become paramedics, radiographers and physiotherapists will be among those receiving financial support from September. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety of core stability training on gait of children with cerebral palsy: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis - Huang C, Chen Y, Chen G, Xie Y, Mo J, Li K, Huang R, Pan G, Cai Y, Zhou L.
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common disability in children featured with pathological gait and limb function limitation due to muscle weakness. Improving limb function and quality of life is currently considered to be highlighted. Physiotherapy is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Athletes' expectations about physiotherapy in sports injury rehabilitation in greater Accra region - Quartey J, Afidemenyo S, Kwakye SK.
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapists play a key role in sports injury rehabilitation within the sports healthcare team. A strong athlete-physiotherapist relationship is necessary for effective treatment and shaping of athletes' expectations of injury rehabilitatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news