A practical guide to the evaluation of compensation strategies for gait impairment in Parkinson's disease - Tosserams A, Nonnekes J.
Gait impairments are among the most common and disabling symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Management consist of complementary pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options [1]. Physiotherapy is a cornerstone of the non-pharmacological pill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

More healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes, DHSC (published 10th June 2022)
Regulations laid on 10 June 2022 to allow nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to certify fit notes digitally will come into effect on 1 July 2022 and will be delivered in general practice and hospital settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowledge about foot-specific foot falls risk factors and exercise among physiotherapists in the UK and Portugal: a cross-sectional survey - Conde M, Hendry GJ, Woodburn J, Skelton DA.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Foot-related falls risk factors and specific foot and ankle exercise interventions are within the scope of Physiotherapy, yet little is known about United Kingdom (UK) and Portugal-based (PT) physiotherapists' self-perceived knowled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes
From 1 July 2022 nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists will all be able to legally certify fit notes – something that at present only doctors can do. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of clinicians ‘unable to work’ after registration blunder
Thousands of physiotherapists have been left unable to work after they accidentally failed to reregister with the Health and Care Professions Council, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 6, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Roundup: UK startup Moonhub launches VR training for dementia care, AI tool receives approval to support skin cancer cases, and more briefs
Also, study finds digital physiotherapy app is clinically effective. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

GPs: A third of appointments are with actual qualified doctors in parts of the country
NHS figures shows just 36 per cent of patients were seen by a qualified GP in North East Lincolnshire in March, with the rest seen by other staff, including nurses, physiotherapists or even acupuncturists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being stronger lets you do more
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has launched the Stronger my way campaign, to equip healthcare professionals with the skills, knowledge and resources to support their patients to increase their strength, feel better and stay active. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 7, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NTU researchers develop marker-less motion capture tech for physiotherapy
The system is trained with over 150 subjects to accurately locate human  bone landmark locations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Leicestershire boy with cerebral palsy learns to walk
Five-year-old Joey is taking steps after a life-changing operation and months of physiotherapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of a collaborative concussion management strategy in a school-based sport program: prospective cohort study - Fr émont P, Esposito FP, Castonguay E, Carson JD.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the implementation of a concussion management protocol in which a team physiotherapist is involved in the identification of concussions and return-to-play (RTP) decisions. DESIGN: A prospective injury surveillance cohort study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Delta Donates Physiotherapy Equipment To Sally Mugabe Hospital
[263Chat] The department has been referring patients to other healthcare centers for physiotherapy treatment owing to lack of equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It ’ s time to halt NHS staff exodus with game-changing pay rise, say health unions
The mounting NHS staffing crisis and long waiting times will become permanent unless the government brings in a game-changing retention package, with an inflation-busting pay rise at its heart, say health unions today (Monday). In evidence to the independent NHS pay review body (NHSPRB), the 14 unions – representing 1.2 million health staff in England – are calling on ministers to act urgently with a significant wage boost. They say this would help halt the growing exodus of exhausted staff from the NHS. The unions warn that without a decent pay rise this year, the NHS will continue to lose staff at alarming rates,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 24, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release healthcare nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

The feasibility and acceptability of a falls prevention e-learning program for physiotherapists - Soh SE, Morgan PE, Hopmans R, Barker AL, Ackerman IN.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of a falls prevention e-learning program for physiotherapists working with people with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A prospective pre-post quasi-experimental approach was adopted. An e-learni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physio graduates in limbo as clinical competency exams nixed, but still required for licensure
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators announced that the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) will no longer be offered, citing the pandemic and its inability to offer large-scale competency exams in person. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news