Impact of the primary contact physiotherapy practitioner role on emergency department care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries in New South Wales - Alkhouri H, Maka K, Wong L, McCarthy S.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of the emergency physiotherapy service provided through different models of care on service quality indicators, patient flow, staff and patient satisfaction. METHOD: A mixed method prospective observation study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Workers in manufacturing, driving and cleaning jobs 'are more likely to get type 2 diabetes'
Swedish scientists studied almost five million people in 30 occupations. The lowest prevalence of diabetes was teachers, physiotherapists and dentists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: DR MARTIN SCURR on how Tai Chi may soothe your numbed limbs
Lumbar spinal stenosis. is a very common problem, yet resolving it is not straightforward. Physiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment, but there are other remedies such as yoga or Tai Chi. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join Us on September 23 for a Straus Lecture on Pain and Full-Day Symposium
Our upcoming day-long symposium,NCCIH at 20: A Catalyst for Integrative Health Research, offers us a chance to spotlight a critical part of NCCIH ’s research portfolio: pain. Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, will present the keynote—this year’s Stephen E. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Helene Langevin, M.D. Source Type: news

Physiotherapy most effective approach for runner ’s knee
Best way to prevent PFP is to do a variety of sports and build up intensity, and to improve thigh muscle strength Related items fromOnMedica Surgical options must be ‘last resort’ for stress incontinence Falls prevention services are not evidence-based Advise bowel cancer patients to take more exercise Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The effects of early physiotherapy on biochemical parameters in major burn patients: a burn center's experience - Çınar MA, Bayramlar K, Erkiliç A, Güneş A, Yakut Y.
This study sets out to investigate the effects of early physiotherapy on biochemical parameters in major burn patients. METHODS: Ten women (50%) and 10 men (50%) aged 21-47 years old were included in this study. Participants were divide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

No-deal will leave NHS gasping for breath
Commenting on the statement from the TUC and health unions on the threat posed to the NHS by a no-deal Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS. The promises of more cash for the health service made during the referendum were just empty words. “No deal will instead leave the NHS gasping for breath, creating chaos for the hard-working staff and spelling potential disaster for patients.” Notes to editors: – The full statement (embargoed to 00.01hrs Thursday 29 August) reads: “Together we represent more than a million health and care staff. They’re ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT dave prentis government Source Type: news

PCNs'reluctant' to recruit additional staff because of funding and VAT
Primary care networks (PCNs) are‘reluctant to proceed’ with employing additional staff because of uncertainty around VAT issues and concerns around funding, primary care leaders have said.  As part of the new network contract DES, national funding has been secured toemploy 22,000 additional practice staff– including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, physician associates and social prescribing workers– by 2023/24.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

I never thought I ’ d be awake during my hysterectomy – Jill ’ s story
Hi I’m 53 years old and have three children, here’s my hysterectomy story. After giving birth to my second and third children in 1999 and 2005, I had problems with my pelvic floor and had received NHS physio sessions to improve it, which it did a bit. In my late forties I took up running after discovering the NHS Couch to 5K and loved it.  Unfortunately, my prolapse got worse and I went to the doctors as most of the time I could now feel a bulge in my vagina. I had to stop running and even walking was quite difficult and uncomfortable. I was lucky enough not to have bladder leakage as a result but it was regul...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health anaesthetic fibroids hysterectomy stories prolapse Source Type: news

Burst Balloons Prompt Edwards to Recall Sapien 3 Ultra Delivery System
Reports of balloons bursting during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) implantation procedures prompted Edwards Lifesciences to recall 1,585 Sapien 3 Ultra delivery systems from the U.S. market. The company initiated the recall in July but FDA just issued the associated safety alert on Thursday. The incidents of burst balloons during implantation procedures have resulted in significant difficulty retrieving the valve into the catheter and withdrawing the system from the patient, which may cause vascular injury, bleeding, or the need for surgical intervention. The issue has resulted in 17 injuries and one death, ...
Source: MDDI - August 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Burst Balloons Prompt Edwards to Add Warning to Sapien 3 Ultra Delivery Instructions
Reports of balloons bursting during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) implantation procedures prompted Edwards Lifesciences to issue a field safety notice in July with instructions for physicians who treat patients with the Sapien 3 Ultra valve. FDA issued this safety alert on Aug. 22 calling the action a recall. However, an Edwards spokesperson told MD+DI that the device is not actually being pulled from the market and no devices are being returned as part of this action. The reported incidents of burst balloons during implantation procedures have resulted in significant dif...
Source: MDDI - August 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Early body weight-supported overground walking training in patients with stroke in subacute phase compared to conventional physiotherapy: a randomized controlled pilot study - Brunelli S, Iosa M, Fusco FR, Pirri C, Di Giunta C, Foti C, Traballesi M.
Among the new rehabilitation strategies aimed at improving independent walking after stroke, the body weight-support training allows an early and controlled ambulatory training. To date, most available studies are based on treadmill body weight-support (BW... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Relief from arthritis? Ignore online myth that WD-40 works... these gadgets DO cure creaky knees
Sammy Margo, a physiotherapist in North London, and Dr Rod Hughes, a consultant rheumatologist, give the lowdown on gadgets and remedies for the pain. We then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Software the & #039;Weak Link & #039; in Medical Device Safety?
Software is a weak link for medical devices, according to Stericycle Expert Solutions' second-quarter recall index. The report found software issues to be the top cause of medical device recalls for the 13th straight quarter . "As we become increasingly reliant on AI and data collection, software becomes an even bigger vulnerability for patients, physicians, and wrongdoers," said Chris Harvey, director of recall solutions at Stericycle. "If the software that is used to operate a device is inadequate, how can we be sure that it is protected from cybersecurity vulnerabilities? Add to that the fact tha...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Letting the cat out of the bag: athletes, coaches and physiotherapists share their perspectives on injury prevention in elite sports - Bolling C, Delfino Barboza S, Van Mechelen W, Pasman HR.
OBJECTIVES: To explore how sports injury prevention takes place in elite sport practice and to describe the perspectives of athletes, coaches and physiotherapists regarding the most critical factors that help prevent injury in the elite sports context. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news