Rehabilitation after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: current concepts review and evidence-based guidelines.
This recent article published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy provides an overview of the characteristics and timing of rotator cuff healing and provide an update on treatments used in rehabilitation of rotator cuff repairs. The authors’ protocol of choice, used within a large sports medicine rehabilitation center, is presented and the rationale [...]
Excitement Grows for Next International Meeting of Physiotherapists and Physical Therapists in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Care, Manual Therapy and Private Practice.
The International Private Practice Association (IPPA) has partnered with the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) for the upcoming 2012 Conference to be held in Quebec City, Canada from September 30th to October 5th, 2012. Don’t miss out, get your early bird ticket before June 4th! This World Congress of Manual/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is held only once every 4 [...]
Are you doing enough to alleviate the fears of your patients with arthritis? A recent study published in Arthritis Care and Research found that anxiety is more common than depression among US adults with arthritis. The study sample comprised US adults aged ≥ 45 years with doctor-diagnosed arthritis (n=1,793) from Arthritis Condition and Health Effects Survey (a [...]
The Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has an ongoing effort to create evidence-based practice guidelines for orthopaedic physical therapy management of patients with musculoskeletal impairments described in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The purpose of these low back pain clinical practice guidelines, in particular, is [...]
Aims: The aims of this workshop are to provide delegates with the understanding, knowledge, ability and expertise to apply safe and effective manual therapy and mobilisation techniques to the joints of the hip & knee complexes. The workshop is predominately practical with sessions devoted to problem solving and treatment/technique practice. Common clinical presentations, as well [...]
Today a meeting was held in the UIB (Balearic Islands University) with the team running the UIB-At the beginning of May Alicia Moratiel, Physiotherapist and Member of Mediterranea, a humanitarian aid NGO based in Mallorca, opened her email and saw the following communication from the College of Physiotherapists in the Baleares: ‘The NGO Mediterranea is developing [...]
Course Summary: This one day International Shoulder Symposium ”The Challenge of the Rotator Cuff”, is brought to you by EUSSER. The European Society for Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation is the only Europe wide society that connects healthcare professionals with an interest in shoulder and elbow dysfunction. The objective of the society is to provide the highest [...]
Supporting the Confederation’s policies and guidelines, the WCPT has launched an online glossary. It has been developed for the profession to aid international interpretation and promote a global consistency in terminology. Citing the importance of having an international glossary WCPT’s President, Marilyn Moffat, says “WCPT’s glossary is the first A-Z covering professional and educational issues, rather than practice interventions. To [...]
This ‘how to’ guide for end of life care builds upon the overarching framework set out in The route to success in end of life care – achieving quality in acute hospitals, published in 2010. The route to success highlighted best practice models developed by acute hospital Trusts, providing a comprehensive framework to enable hospitals to deliver high [...]
Researchers at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland, have developed what they believe to be the first biodegradable joint implant. The implant, called RegJoint, is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The RegJoint is fabricated from biodegradable polylactide copolymer and is placed inside the capsule that surrounds the joint. It is designed [...]