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Role of physiotherapy in recovery from hip fracture
A report from the Royal College of Physicians outlines the findings of an audit of physiotherapy in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physio-Control initiates select recall of Lifepak 20e defibs, monitors
Physio-Control is recalling select Lifepak 20e defibrillators and monitors over issues with power failures, according to a recall notice posted this month. The voluntary recall affects Lifepak 20e units built between September 2016 and June 2017, the company said. Physio-Control said it received reports from customers of power-related failures with the devices during initial deployment and during use within the first year of distribution. Failures included unexpected powering on and off, device lock-ups or failures to power on and off. The company said that the reported issues have “the potential to result in a failu...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Recalls physiocontrol Source Type: news

Angola:Specialists' Shortage Cripples Services in Menongue Hospital
[ANGOP] Menongue -The services provided in the areas of neurology, stomatology, cardiology, physiotherapy, gastrointestinal and hemagiology have been out of service for four months in Cuando Cubango General Hospital due to shortage of physicians, specialists and other echnicians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Video games to improve mobility after a stroke
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A joint research by the Basque research center BCBL and the London Imperial College reveals that, after a cerebral infarction, injuries in areas that control attention also cause motility problems. The authors propose to complement physiotherapy with another type of cognitive training, such as video games. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's how to fix body pain by adjusting how you sleep
Experts John de Caestecker from University Hospitals Leicester and Chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo give their recommendations for the healthiest ways to sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TheraBracelet could boost weak hands after a stroke
While physiotherapy and hand exercises can help, researchers say the new device, TheraBracelet, could help speed up recovery for stroke patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Doctors Remove Piece of Metal From Lissu's Body
[Citizen] Dar Es Salaama -The Singida East Member of Parliament (Chadema), Mr Tundu Lissu, who is continuing to receive physiotherapy treatment and counselling at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, says his doctors have managed to remove a piece of metal from his body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Physiotherapist’s invention sets patients free
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Posture and form OUTSIDE the gym: Expert says these everyday activities may be damaging your back
(Natural News) Are you unintentionally harming your back? If you wash dishes or carry objects down the stairs, then you most definitely are — at least, according to physiotherapist Jon Bongcawel. Everyday tasks that we don’t give much thought to are causing us untold damage, and it’s because we’re doing them wrong. As Bongcawel told... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazilian study shows no such thing as 'text neck'
Physiotherapists have said there is no such thing as 'text neck' - the notion that people damage their necks by craning over their phones. A study in Brazil found no association between the two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 ways you're damaging your back with every day tasks
EXCLUSIVE: Leeds-based physiotherapist Jon Bongcawel reveals how to do daily tasks – from loading the dishwasher to carrying your child – to protect your back and heal pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle East
Field newsJordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle EastJanuary 04, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman,Jordan, are helping to heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients from across the Middle East. A team of surgeons operates on victims of conflict whose often complex wounds were caused by bullets, bomb blasts, and explosions. In addition to providing orthopedic, maxillofacial, and plastic and burn surgery, the hospital offers physiotherapy and mental health counseling. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Don't take arthritic hips or poor posture sitting down
We asked Mr Stace and Sammy Margo, a physiotherapist in North London, to assess a selection. We then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors influencing the overall satisfaction in patients with severe brain injury with physiotherapy services during inpatient rehabilitation - Leung J, Fereday S, Sticpewich B, Stroud K.
OBJECTIVE: To determine what influences the satisfaction of rehabilitation inpatients and their relatives with physiotherapy after severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: A prospective purpose-designed survey of consecutive eligible patients dischar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Insurance workers' and physiotherapists' perceptions of their roles in the management of workers with injuries in the Western Australian workers' compensation system - Beales DJ, Ruscoe GA, Mitchell T.
BACKGROUND: Insurance workers and physiotherapists are important stakeholders in the rehabilitation of workers with an injury and subsequent musculoskeletal pain. Understanding perceptions of roles may facilitate communication between these stakeholders. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Self-Taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients Self-Taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients
A randomized trial showed that self-taught breathing retraining exercises showed similar benefits as face-to-face sessions with a physiotherapist in patients with inadequately controlled asthma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Health unions react to NHS workforce strategy draft plans
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans.  Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, and allied health professionals have identified areas of improvement that would give the NHS a more flexible positive workplace culture. Chair of the NHS unions and UNISON head of h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Self-taught breathing retraining improves quality of life for people with asthma
The self-taught technique has similar impact on quality of life to training given by a physiotherapist Related items fromOnMedica NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance Over 55 age group most likely to have asthma flare-ups Yoga may relieve asthma symptoms and boost quality of life Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Could your Sunday morning run cause arthritis? Orthopaedic surgeon explains
ARTHRITIS symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. There ’s a myth that running and exercising may contribute to joint pain, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, claimed The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health unions welcome moves on pay but warn against making staff foot the bill
  Commenting on the news that the health secretary has today (Thursday) written to the chair of the NHS pay review body to begin the process around the pay award for health staff in 2018/19, UNISON head of health and chair of the NHS unions Sara Gorton said: “It’s good that at long last the wheels have started to move. Exasperated the government seemed to be ignoring NHS pay, health unions took the initiative earlier in the autumn and submitted their own pay claim. Something they’d not needed to do in years. “But today’s letter means that talks can now begin to discuss the much-needed rev...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS nhs pay pay up now PRB Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Lower back pain: STRESS is most common cause, claims Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
BACK pain - especially in the lower back - is a common problem that will affect about 80 per cent of people at some point in their lifetime. But, most of the time there ’s absolutely nothing to worry about, said The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prehospital Cath Lab Activation Criteria for Cardiac Arrest
Alerts for witnessed, shockable cardiac arrest yield dramatic results in Lincoln, Neb. The successful treatment of sudden cardiac arrest is dependent upon the chain of survival. In order for a patient to survive, each link in the chain of survival must work. Sudden cardiac arrest is a survivable disease! In 2013, Lincoln (Neb.) Fire & Rescue (LFR) partnered with community stakeholders to initiate a comprehensive effort to improve survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and improve upon each link in our chain of survival. In order to impact survival on a community level, the rate-limiting steps in th...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jason Kruger, MD Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

"The path towards frailty must be broken" - Trochet C.
C écile Richaud is a physiotherapist at Grenoble. A senior health manager in rehabilitation, rehabilitation coordinator and member of the nursing leadership team, she explains the benefit of the detection, prevention and management of frailty and education... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Teen with neurological disorder walks after 2 years
Conor Lewis, now 18 from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with ‘medically unexplained’ functional neurological disorder. His physio team unexpectedly captured him walking after years of therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sports mad teen
Conor Lewis, now 18 from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with ‘medically unexplained’ functional neurological disorder. His physio team unexpectedly captured him walking after years of therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decompression surgery 'may not benefit people with shoulder pain'
This study suggests that other treatments such as physiotherapy can be just as effective as shoulder surgery, and should be taken into consideration with patients considering surgery and could influence the decisions made by health providers. "Often shoulder pain can be short-lived, but if you’re experiencing shoulder pain which continues for more than two weeks, or gets worse, speak to your doctor or aphysiotherapist in case you have a more complex problem." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now...
(University of Sydney) If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines, GPs might suggest non-medicinal approaches including yoga, mindfulness and various types of physiotherapy and psychological therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inter- and intra-tester reliability of the acute brain injury physiotherapy assessment (ABIPA) in patients with acquired brain injury - Gesch JM, Low Choy NL, Weeks BK, Nascimento M, Steele M, Kuys SS.
BACKGROUND: The Acute Brain Injury Physiotherapy Assessment (ABIPA) is a new outcome measure with face validity and sensitivity to change in the early stages of neuromotor recovery after acquired brain injury (ABI). Reliability of physiotherapists using th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pelvic floor exercises to spice up your sex life
Pelvic floor muscles are key for agility, control and endurance during sex. Three physiotherapists explain why they are so essential - and how to control sexual prowess with these moves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Voluntary Field Action for Specific Production Lots of Infant/Child Reduced Energy Defibrillation Electrodes Produced by Cardinal Health
Physio-Control announced today that the company is launching a voluntary field action for specific production lots of Infant/Child Reduced Energy Defibrillation Electrodes (defibrillation electrodes) produced by Cardinal Health. The company is notifying customers of an issue with the artwork on the defibrillation electrodes, as manufactured by Cardinal Health, which shows incorrect electrode placement for an infant. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 2, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Eight pelvic floor exercises to spice up your sex life
Pelvic floor muscles are key for agility, control and endurance during sex. Three physiotherapists explain why they are so essential - and how to control sexual prowess with these moves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t Just Digitize: Embrace Digitalization
In June, the Techtour Healthtech Summit returned to Lausanne with an overarching theme of the convergence of medtech and digital health, and the search for a successful digital business model.Although there were two tracks – medtech and digital health – there were digital health companies in the medtech stream and lab companies in the digital health stream that felt very much like medtech.One way to tease apart this convergence and to ask how future business models may evolve is to look at whether companies simplydigitizeanalog processes or fullydigitalize.The digitization of an analog process aims to deliver e...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Douglas Haggstrom Source Type: news

Don ’t Just Digitize. Embrace Digitalization
In June, the Techtour Healthtech Summit returned to Lausanne with an overarching theme of the convergence of medtech and digital health, and the search for a successful digital business model.Although there were two tracks – medtech and digital health – there were digital health companies in the medtech stream and lab companies in the digital health stream that felt very much like medtech.One way to tease apart this convergence and to ask how future business models may evolve is to look at whether companies simplydigitizeanalog processes or fullydigitalize.The digitization of an analog process aims to deliver e...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Douglas Haggstrom Source Type: news

Physio-Control recalls Cardinal Health-made pediatric AED electrodes
Physio-Control said today it launched a voluntary recall of pediatric defibrillation electrodes, made by Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), which are components in a number of the company’s Lifepak automated external defibrillators over issues with incorrect art that could lead to misuse. Redmond, Wash.-based Physio-Control said that artwork on the recalled defibrillation electrodes shows incorrect electrode placement for an infant that could lead to ineffective energy delivery to the patient and serious injury or death. The recall affects approximately 14,200 electrodes used with the company’s Lifepak Express AE...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Recalls Cardinal Health physiocontrol Source Type: news

Vote now for your health hero
The hard-working heroes who keep the NHS running – often in unsung ways – are being recognised in the second annual Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and sponsored by Health Education England. After a successful debut in 2016, this year the awards include three new categories: integrated team of the year, workforce planning team of the year and apprentice of the year, alongside the established clinical and operational services support worker of the year awards. UNISON is once more sponsoring one of the awards and head of health Sara Gorton commented: “Every day behind the scenes in the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

Injury prevention in male youth soccer: current practices and perceptions of practitioners working at elite English academies - Read PJ, Jimenez P, Oliver JL, Lloyd RS.
Forty-one practitioners inclusive of physiotherapists, sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches from the academies of elite soccer clubs in the United Kingdom completed an on-line questionnaire which examined their: (1) background informatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over-65s, say experts
Physiotherapists say everybody should build strength exercises into their everyday lives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online food shopping is RUINING your muscles
British adults who rely on delivery vans to bring their weekly food supply are stripped of vital muscle-strengthening exercises, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

All NHS staff need a pay rise that ’s above inflation, say health unions
NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and the GMB, are asking Philip Hammond to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation (Retail Price Index). The claim also calls for an additional £800 to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years. Cleaners, nurses, radiographers, pha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health inflation NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Strategies for injury prevention in Brazilian football: perceptions of physiotherapists and practices of premier league teams - Meurer MC, Silva MF, Baroni BM.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physiotherapists perceptions and the current practices for injury prevention in elite football (soccer) clubs in Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Group of Science in Sports& Exercise, Federal University o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New research shines spotlight on mental health and arthritis
Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. Statistics like these clearly show arthritis does not just affect people’s physical health. Without the right treatment and support the pain and fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis can take its toll on our minds, as well as our bodies.We want this to change and for the mental health issues associated with arthritis to be taken seriously, recognised early and treated effectively. We've forged a new partnership with mental health research charityMQ: Transforming Mental Health to support vital research in this...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The true impact of arthritis
You'll know all too well the impact arthritis has on your own life. Perhaps you also think about how your arthritis affects your loved ones or your employer, but the impact doesn’t stop there. With 10 million people in the UK living with arthritis, each with friends and family, many with work colleagues and employers and all supported by a team of healthcare professionals, the ripple effect of arthritis touches every person in our society, either directly or indirectly.To support our campaign, we've gathered evidence to reveal the extent of the hidden impact of arthritis on our society, published in a new report...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MiMedx divests Stable Biologics subsidiary in transition to focus on biopharma
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) said today it inked a definitive agreement with the former shareholders of Stability Inc. to divest itself of Stability Biologics, which it acquired last January. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said the divestiture is part of its plan to transition back into a biopharmaceutical-focused company. “The transaction is expected to be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2017, and the consideration will include a promissory note issued by Stability Biologics in the principal amount of $3.5 million in favor of MiMedx and a waiver by the former stockholders of Stability, Inc. ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Regenerative Medicine MiMedx Group Inc. Stability Biologics Source Type: news

Man who faked physiotherapy licence recently worked at Halifax clinic using alias
A man with a lengthy history of faking his physiotherapy credentials, including during his time in the Canadian Forces, was until recently working under an assumed name as a manager in Atlantic Canada's largest hospital system, CBC News has learned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Immigration salary rules could force physios to leave UK
Physiotherapists from overseas working in the NHS could be forced to leave the UK under tougher immigration rules, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Wet’ care homes for older people with refractory alcohol problems: A qualitative study
Conclusion Placement in wet care homes is expensive, but they can have positive outcomes for individuals whose needs cannot be met elsewhere.  Costs may be offset by a reduction in the use of other health, social and criminal justice services.  Future research and service monitoring should include economic analysis. Further Information Contact details for corresponding author: Michelle McCann, Room B401, University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton LU1 3JU. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 4, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Tai chi for risk of falls. A meta-analysis - Lomas-Vega R, Obrero-Gait án E, Molina-Ortega FJ, Del-Pino-Casado R.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effectiveness of tai chi for falls prevention. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Pubmed, Scopus, CINHAL, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were searched to May 26, 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Older a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Slouching isn't bad for you claims physio expert Jack Chew
Years of slating bad postures as being detrimental to our health is 'wrong', Jack Chew, of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news