Agony for half of over-50s as it emerges thousands are waiting for surgery amid crisis in the NHS 
Many enduring long NHS waits have been forced to spend more than £1,700 a year on pills and private physiotherapy, figures show. Some have sunk into debt covering the costs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobilisation and physiotherapy intervention following hip fracture: snapshot survey across six countries from the Fragility Fracture Network Physiotherapy Group - Purcell K, Tiedemann A, Kristensen MT, Cunningham C, Hjermundrud V, Ariza-Vega P, Perracini M, Sherrington C.
This study documents mobilisation practices and physiotherapy interventions provided post-hip fracture in six countries.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health system challenges affecting falls prevention in persons living with HIV: perspectives from physiotherapists in four sub-Saharan regions - Charumbira MY, Berner K, Louw QA.
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of physiotherapists in four selected regions of sub-Saharan Africa regarding health system challenges impacting the integration of physiotherapy-led falls prevention services in the primary care of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Survivors Encouraged to Undergo Physiotherapy Rehab
[New Times] Patients of severe Covid-19 effects, including respiratory difficulties are encouraged to undertake physiotherapy exercises as soon as they are discharged to ensure solid recuperation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Physio grads, professionals question validity of national licensing exam after latest glitches
The virtual clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates in Canada, except Quebec, experienced difficulties again this week, leaving many applicants unable to finish the test. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Malawi: Physiotherapists Key in Covid-19 Treatment
[Nyasa Times] Director of Physiotherapy Health and Fitness Malawi, Dr George Chimatiro, has said physiotherapists have a very key role in as far as treatment of Covid-19 is concerned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adults With Autism, Mental Illness May Be at Higher Risk for Severe COVID
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Balancing access with technology: comparing in-person and telerehabilitation Berg Balance Scale scores among stroke survivors - Gillespie D, MacLellan C, Ferguson-Pell M, Taeger A, Manns PJ.
PURPOSE: Stroke survivors living in rural and remote communities experience challenges in accessing specialized rehabilitation services. Access to balance assessment after stroke is an essential aspect of the physiotherapy assessment. Telerehabilitation (T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Tailored education increased capability and motivation for fall prevention in older people after hospitalization - Naseri C, McPhail SM, Morris ME, Haines TP, Etherton-Beer C, Shorr R, Flicker L, Bulsara M, Lee DCA, Francis-Coad J, Waldron N, Hill AM.
Recently hospitalized older people are at risk of falls and face barriers to undertaking fall prevention strategies after they return home from hospital. The authors examined the effects of tailored education delivered by physiotherapists on the knowledge ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Upstream Rehabilitation acquires Results Physiotherapy for nine figures
A local rehabilitation company has made an acquisition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Digital MSK therapy tool Kaia gives equally reliable exercise recommendations as physiotherapists, study finds
The app was able to make suggestions about exercises for patients with  osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government today (Wednesday), which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body. UNISON head of health and chair of the joint health unions Sara Gorton said: “Dedicated staff have been waiting far too long for a decent pay rise. That the government has moved from the insult of 1% shows ministers realise the damage that’s been done. “But the memory of 1%, combined with lengthy delay, has done lasting damage to morale and the trust staff have in ministers. The government will have ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

Dutch 3D motion capture company Xsens expands its automatic reporting for movement data
The company now provides automated reports for physiotherapists, health specialists and ergonomic consultants. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Physiotherapists' experiences and views of older peoples' exercise adherence with respect to falls prevention in Singapore: a qualitative study - Teng B, Rosbergen ICM, Gomersall S, Hatton A, Brauer SG.
PURPOSE: To seek physiotherapists' perspectives on patient adherence to exercise prescription for falls prevention/risk reduction in the Singapore setting. METHOD: Three focus groups with physiotherapists (n  = 16) were conducted. An inductive t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic,  say unions 
Health unions have written to new health secretary Sajid Javid stressing the crucial importance of pay in ensuring the NHS is ‘fighting fit’ to deal with its many post-pandemic challenges. The letter – signed by the heads of UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives – is on behalf of 14 unions representing more than a million NHS staff across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Now the NHS pay review body report is with the secretary of state for consideration, the unions say all eyes are on the government as health workers and the public await the outcome of the pay round. The t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release health sec NHS pay rise pandemic Source Type: news