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Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on walking and balance function after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Li Y, Fan J, Yang J, He C, Li S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on walking and balance function in patients with stroke. DESIGN: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and the Physiotherapy Evidence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the family doctor? Only half of us now see the same GP each time
ONE of the privileges of the very privileged is how often they can use the word "my". Ideally there is no provider of life's services for which they don't have a "my" - my solicitor, my architect, my physio, my banker, my psychotherapist, my chef, my personal shopper, my nutritionist, my personal trainer and, oh, most important of all, "my doctor". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain
For patients with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP), combining neuroscience education with cognition-targeted exercises is more effective than standard physiotherapy for reducing pain and disability and improving mental and physical functioning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anatomical distribution of musculoskeletal disorders following a road traffic collision in litigants presenting to physiotherapists within a private-clinic in North-East England - Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R, Stuart S.
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common following a road traffic collision (RTC) in England. Establishing the anatomical distribution of MSDs following RTC that present to physiotherapists may improve understanding and clinical practice. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sword Health lands $4.6M for digital physical therapy
Digital physiotherapy company Sword Health has brought in $4.6 million in a seed funding round led by Green Innovation, Vesalius Biocapital III, and other unnamed US and European investors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neuroscience Education Seen Improving Chronic Spinal Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Changing pain cognition and confronting movements patients fear bested standard physiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Five years post Nirbhaya: critical insights into the status of response to sexual assault - Bandewar SV, Pitre A, Lingam L.
It is five years since the fatal gang rape of Jyothi Singh (Nirbhaya), a physiotherapy student, on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, the capital of India. The legal and policy reforms triggered by the Nirbhaya case will remain a watershed moment in the hist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Kent physiotherapist contributes to guidelines for knee cartilage treatment
(University of Kent) A Kent physiotherapist contributes to international guidelines for knee cartilage treatment.Thousands of people worldwide with knee cartilage problems are expected to benefit from updated international guidelines on how to manage the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol research with transgender populations: a systematic review and recommendations to strengthen future studies - Gilbert PA, Pass LE, Keuroghlian AS, Greenfield TK, Reisner SL.
BACKGROUND: There is a recent and growing research literature on alcohol use and related harms among transgender and other gender minority populations; however, current definitions and measures of hazardous drinking do not consider the complexity of physio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital caterers, cleaners, porters and other staff on the lowest pay grade would get an immediate pay rise of over £2,000 this year (an increase of between 11 and 13%). This would mean that from 1 April every NHS worker in England is...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Occupational hand injuries: a current review of the prevalence and proposed prevention strategies for physical therapists and similar healthcare professionals - Gyer G, Michael J, Inklebarger J.
Hand injury is the second most common work-related musculoskeletal injury among physical therapists (PTs) and other manual therapy professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. However, the nature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Women Who Are in Shape Are 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia
Many factors contribute to dementia — some of which are within your control, and others that are not. In the latest study published in Neurology, researchers focused on one thing that people may be able to do to lower their risk of developing dementia later in life: staying fit. In the study, which involved nearly 1,500 women in Sweden who provided information on their physical activity levels and took cognitive tests for up to 44 years, scientists found that women with higher fitness levels were 88% less likely to develop dementia compared to women with average fitness. Women with lower fitness had a 41% higher risk...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Interrater reliability of the injury reporting of the injury surveillance system used in international athletics championships - Edouard P, Junge A, Kiss-Polauf M, Ramirez C, Sousa M, Timpka T, Branco P.
OBJECTIVES: The quality of epidemiological injury data depends on the reliability of reporting to an injury surveillance system. Ascertaining whether all physicians/physiotherapists report the same information for the same injury case is of major interest ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Recovering after a hip fracture: helping people understand physiotherapy in the NHS
This report outlines the finding of the Physiotherapy Hip Fracture Sprint Audit (PHFSA) in the UK. It argues that frail and older people recovering from a hip fracture require multidisciplinary rehabilitation, with personalised therapy that isn't disrupted as patients move away from the acute ward. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neighborhood environmental factors are related to health-enhancing physical activity and walking among community dwelling older adults in Nigeria - Oyeyemi AL, Kolo SM, Oyeyemi AY, Omotara BA.
This study investigated associations between neighborhood environmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

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