Are thousands of patients being fobbed off with physiotherapy that doesn't work - just to save the NHS some cash?
Many readers told The Mail on Sunday that, on contacting their GP surgery, have been referred for physiotherapy without seeing a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genie Health Expands Internationally into South Africa Partnering with Discovery Health
Physical therapists (physiotherapists) and athletic trainers (biokineticists) will prescribe and monitor virtual therapy delivered in the comfort of the patient's home. ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Genie Health (formerly PT Genie, LLC) is proud to announce its first... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 15, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: LIC Source Type: news

One sign that led university student to get checked out for testicular cancer
Tom was in his third year studying physiotherapy at Bournemouth University when he noticed something was different about his testicles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MP’s wife still needs physio four years after enduring a life changing stroke
A senior Tory MP has revealed his wife's long road to recovery after a stroke has fired his resolve to fight for others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A physiotherapy-led review of guideline-based care for community-dwelling older people presenting to a metropolitan hospital with accidental falls - Barton L, Nelson M, Scholes C, Strudwick K.
This study aimed to outline a pragmatic approach to developing an audit tool for guideline-based care of falls and provide an overview of current pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Should I worry about my clicking joints – and stop cracking my knuckles?
Our knees, shoulders, necks and hands make all sorts of pops and clicks. Sometimes we even encourage them. But is this the sound of damage being done?When Donald Unger was a child, his mother and several aunts – and later his mother-in-law – told him that cracking his knuckles would lead to arthritis. Rather than stop (or at least do it less obtrusively), Unger embarked on his own experimental programme: for 50 years, he cracked the knuckles of his left hand at least twice a day, leaving his right-han d knuckles to crack spontaneously, or not at all. After 36,500 cracks or so, the results were clear, at least for Unger...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Joel Snape Tags: Health & wellbeing Medical research Science Life and style Source Type: news

The Belgian physiotherapy reimbursement criteria for fall prevention fails in screening appropriately fall-prone community-dwelling older adults - Rommers E, Petrovic M, de Pauw R, Van Bladel A, Cambier D.
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of falling in older adults has remained unchanged over the past decades, despite evidence-based prevention initiatives. Therefore, it is appropriate to reflect on the current screening approach for preventive initiatives. The obje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Factors associated with the rehabilitation of the older adult burn patient - Romanowski KS.
The number of older people is increasing and as a result so will the number of older adult patients who present with a burn injury. There are distinct differences between older and younger burn patients, particularly with respect to skin anatomy and physio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Discrimination, bullying or harassment in undergraduate education in the osteopathic, chiropractic and physiotherapy professions: a systematic review with critical interpretive synthesis - MacMillan A, Hohenschurz-Schmidt D, Migliarini DV, Draper-Rodi DJ.
The objective of this review was to chart, appraise and synthesise the available evidence regarding the experience of discrimination, bullying or harassment in undergraduate manual therapy (MT) education. We systematically searched 9 databases in accordanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physiotherapist reveals the most effective exercises to burn belly fat
There's less than 90 days left until Christmas, which many people deem to be the most indulgent time of the year and one that could have a serious impact on their waist lines and health status'. Newsweek spoke with Kieran Sheridan, a board-certified physiotherapist who's got a wealth of knowledge…#kieransheridan #unitedarabemirates #uae #inhale (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring injury profiles in non-elite cricketers: harnessing online surveys for effective assessment - Kumar P, Geetika, Dadra A, Patel S, Dhillon MS.
BACKGROUND: An increase in the on-field intensity in modern cricket, results in an increased number of player injuries. Integration and easy access to professional physiotherapy, technology, rehab protocols, and mental/physical conditioning aid in early re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Her Friends Called Her the ‘ Vagina Whisperer. ’ Now Half a Million Followers Do Too
The costume that made Sara Reardon famous isn’t all that easy to identify, at least for a child. Her sons guessed that her beloved outfit, in which she films many of her Instagram videos for over half a million followers, was perhaps a sandwich of some sort. “They were like, ‘Mom, why are you in that hot dog costume all the time?’” She had to explain that, in fact, she was dressed as a vulva. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Acquired for $100 in 2018 to celebrate reaching 10,000 followers on Instagram, the vulva costume has become a signature of Reardon’s Instagram accoun...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

As a physio, Bev was sure she had a DVT - but it was only diagnosed after she nearly died
'I felt fit for my age and healthy,' says Bev. Yet only weeks later she found herself in hospital suffering from life-threatening blood clots that had been caused by a foot injury she sustained during the hike. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat beans and scratch your own back – expert advice on how to age better, inside and out
From exercise and eating tips to brain health and balance challenges: this is what you need to knowForget lifespan: increasingly, healthspan – the years that we feel healthy and active – has become the holy grail among gerontologists. “You only need to watch the Veteran Games to understand the capacity of the human body to age well,” says physiotherapist Bhanu Ramaswamy.While there ’s no denying the fact of ageing, “It is important to distinguish between what is a natural part of the process, and less natural ageing, with increasing disability.” The slow change in our bodies won’t necessarily render us frai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 23, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Words: Amy Fleming Illustrations: Hannah Robinson Tags: Ageing Science Older people Fitness Life and style Diets and dieting Mental health Dementia Society Source Type: news

Woman diagnosed with rare blood cancer after suffering pain in her elbows
Diane only booked in for a lifesaving blood test after a physiotherapist heard about her worrying symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news