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Don't Miss the New PP+ Features! Don’t Miss the New PP+ Features!...

We are always working hard to improve your experience, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for other new features. The list of courses on PP+ is impressive and the quality of our courses is recognised around the world. This means that [Read More...]

Come Find us at WCPT Congress in South Africa! Come Find us at WCPT Congress in South Africa!...

We are at #WCPT2017 make sure you come and see us! It's not often that we get the chance to meet our readers and users so we would love for you to come and visit us, at WCPT Congress in Cape Town next week. It'll be busy for Physiopedia [Read More...]

Launching a new look Physiopedia Launching a new look Physiopedia...

It has been a long, long wait and lots of work... finally on 11am Thursday June 8th 2017, the updated and re-designed Physiopedia site went live. With this new site design we have at long last migrated Physiopedia onto the latest version [Read More...]

New NICE Guidance on Osteoporosis New NICE Guidance on Osteoporosis...

1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means 'porous bones' and is a condition in which bones lose their strength. Bone is a tissue which is constantly being remodeled [Read More...]

Tracey Howe Wins TEDxGlasgow Award! Tracey Howe Wins TEDxGlasgow Award!...

Congratulations to Professor Tracey Howe for winning the inaugural TEDxGlasgow Award. The award aims to celebrate and showcase innovation from Scotland and help the pitch become a reality. As well as a Physiotherapist, Tracey is [Read More...]

Former Paralympian Encourages Disability Organisations to enter World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards. Former Paralympian Encourages Disability Organisations to enter...

Leon Taylor, a former Paralympic Footballer from Chaddesden in Derby is urging disability organisations to enter the inaugural World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards. Leon (interviewed by Rachael last year) was born with the condition which [Read More...]

Novel Way to Reduce Youth Rugby Concussion & Injury Novel Way to Reduce Youth Rugby Concussion & Injury...

The severity and lifelong implications of rugby related injuries has been central to press coverage this season, particularly regarding youth players and head injuries. The same can be said for other contact sports such as American [Read More...]

Could This be a New Era for Global Health? Could This be a New Era for Global Health?...

For the first time in history an African will be leader of the WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian with an impressive CV. The 52 year old used to be Ethiopian minister for foreign affairs as well as chairman of the board of [Read More...]

New Guidelines Advise Against Arthroscopy for Nearly All Degenerative Knees New Guidelines Advise Against Arthroscopy for Nearly All...

Knee pain is common in all ages but moreso in over 50's. When it comes to knee pain, arrival at a physiotherapy clinic is almost inevitable, and many believe that surgery is the only option for them. This is true if they have severe [Read More...]

Tech News: Smart Health Telerehab in Singapore Tech News: Smart Health Telerehab in Singapore...

Patients undergoing physio exercises from home in Singapore have a new tech solution. Telerehabilitation is the delivery of rehabilitation services over telecommunication networks and the internet. Most types of services fall into two [Read More...]

New Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Advice for Managing Low Back Pain New Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Advice for Managing...

Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal a person suffers from, with around 75% of people having a bout at some time during their lifetime. Frequently the pain becomes chronic and can become very difficult to manage as health [Read More...]

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...]