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Unprecedented Progress Against Neglected Tropical Diseases Unprecedented Progress Against Neglected Tropical Diseases...

Tropical diseases are disease which are unique to tropical or subtropical regions. Due to global warming and international travel they are increasinly seen throughout the world. The WHO reports remarkable achievements in combating NTD's [Read More...]

65-85% of Articles for Free? 65-85% of Articles for Free?...

As discussed in a recent news post, the arXiv and the Gates Foundation are paving the way for the open access era and there is a new player in town. Impactstory is an open-source website which is not-for-profit and committed to open [Read More...]

But Which Hashtag to Follow? But Which Hashtag to Follow?...

Tweet chats are a brilliant way to connect physiotherapists from around the world but they can be difficult to keep up with. Physiotalk is a fantastic example of how twitter, through the use of hashtags, can be a great CPD tool. [Read More...]

#UniteForParkinsons #UniteForParkinsons...

As this week is Parkinson’s Disease awareness week it is important we share stories of how our profession can help those with the debilitating neurodegenerative disorder. So please feel free to let us know if there are any case studies or [Read More...]

Could Modified Viruses be the Future of PD Treatment? Could Modified Viruses be the Future of PD Treatment?...

As this week is Parkinson's Disease awareness week it is important we share stories of how our profession can help those with the debilitating neurodegenerative disorder. So please feel free to let us know if there are any case studies or [Read More...]

Breaking the Shackles - Physiopedia the Physiotherapy Journal Lite. Breaking the Shackles – Physiopedia the Physiotherapy...

Physio-journal lite, a revolution of disseminating physiotherapy knowledge. Are you interested? At Physiopedia we believe sharing knowledge is essential for our profession to develop and improve global health. It is the foundation we [Read More...]

World Health Day - #LetsTalk World Health Day – #LetsTalk...

Today is World Health Day and #LetsTalk about depression. Depression is the most commonly seen mood disorder within a therapy practice and is often associated with other physical illnesses and psychological conditions. It is the leading [Read More...]

Take Care When Using Measures of Static Foot Posture Take Care When Using Measures of Static Foot Posture...

Research published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research has shown that commonly used 'basic' tests employed by physiotherapists may lack classification agreement. This means depending on which test you use, you may well get different [Read More...]

Rehabilitation 2030: The Report Rehabilitation 2030: The Report...

“Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action” commits to strengthening and extending rehabilitation in countries worldwide.   In a recent news post  we highlighted the Rehabilitation 2030 call for action which was asking participants [Read More...]

The NHS & The Headlines The NHS & The Headlines...

Physiopedia and Physiospot readers come from all over the world and all work within different healthcare settings. Perhaps by understanding each others national healthcare systems we can unite to problem solve our frustrations. Everyday [Read More...]

Experimental Device Allows Paralysed Marine to Walk Experimental Device Allows Paralysed Marine to Walk...

A car crash in the Middle East paralysed Virginia Veteran Terry Labar and understandably he struggled to adjust to his new life.  Terry was paralysed from the waist down but thanks to physical therapy and a motorized exoskeleton his [Read More...]

HIIT Those Ageing Mitochondria Back into Action! HIIT Those Ageing Mitochondria Back into Action!...

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) rejuvenates aging cells shows new study. Mitochondrial activity decreases as we age. So much so that many theories of aging are centered around the tiny energy factories within our cells. The [Read More...]

Australian Physiotherapy Association Scope of Practice Explainer Australian Physiotherapy Association Scope of Practice Explainer...

Competence. Setting & Safeguarding. The Law. These three things are essential to understanding our scope of practice. Scope of practice can a be difficult concept to understand particularly when you are a student or transitioning to [Read More...]

#endPJparalysis #endPJparalysis...

#endPJparalysis has gained some serious traction over the past month but what is it about? As older people arrive at the emergency department they are taken out of their own clothes and put into a hospital gown or hospital PJ's. This [Read More...]

10-a-day to keep multiple doctors away? 10-a-day to keep multiple doctors away?...

Eating 10 pieces of fruit and veg a day could prevent close to 10 million deaths a year. 10,000,000 is quite a staggering number when you think about it, to put those zero's into context that's the population of Sweden. A meta-analysis [Read More...]

What does "health-seeking" mean to you? What does “health-seeking” mean to you?...

While a wealth of literature exists regarding the impact of different management strategies for musculoskeletal disorders on health services utilisation, there is a paucity of literature on health seeking behaviour, especially how it [Read More...]

Is Social Prescribing the Savior of Modern Healthcare? Is Social Prescribing the Savior of Modern Healthcare?...

As physiotherapists we are experts in rehabilitation. It is what we love doing but with healthcare budgets stretched, and waiting lists growing, it is difficult to see patient rehab from beginning to end. Let alone to see them thriving [Read More...]

Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry...

"Data from the profession, for the profession." That is the slogan for the new Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry recently launched by the APTA. Although similar IT solutions exist this project is one of the biggest of its kind. With the [Read More...]

Metabolism and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Metabolism and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalopathy (ME) is a debilitating condition which affects some 250,000 people in the UK or 1 million people in the U.S. The main symptoms include persistent mental and physical exhaustion that [Read More...]

Handicap International Rehabilitation Factsheets Handicap International Rehabilitation Factsheets...

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy along with the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics and Handicap International have released 7 factsheets on the benefits of [Read More...]