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Living Near Major Roads and Risk of Dementia Living Near Major Roads and Risk of Dementia...

Don't forget to check out the Global Health course over on PP+. You'll have to be a member to gain access. It is well known that living in a highly polluted environment has negative effects on your respiratory health. Disorders such as [Read More...]

Do You Perform Thrust Joint Manipulation Clinically? Do You Perform Thrust Joint Manipulation Clinically?...

Sally Davies is a physiotherapy who is currently completing her MSc in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at Birmingham University. As part of her dissertation she is undertaking a survey into manipulative practice in the thoracic spine [Read More...]

Hitting the Headlines - Beauty Parlour Syndrome Hitting the Headlines – Beauty Parlour Syndrome...

A man in England has hit the headlines after having a stroke said to be triggered after a visit to his hair salon. This is not the first time this phenomenon has been mentioned around the world. The term was coined by Weintraub in 1993 [Read More...]

New Global Health Course for Physiotherapists on PP+ New Global Health Course for Physiotherapists on PP+...

Make sure you are signed up to PP+ and make the most of an excellent Global Health for Physiotherapists course. It's your opportunity to have a greater impact and influence on health around the world. Global health is a complex topic. [Read More...]

A Step Closer for Physical Therapy to be Recognised by Chinese Government? A Step Closer for Physical Therapy to be Recognised by Chinese...

Physical therapy in China does not yet have formal recognition at a government level. A further two Chinese physical therapy programmes have recieved WCPT education accreditation. This means there are now four programmes in China with [Read More...]

Musculoskeletal Health Combats Noncommunicable Diseases Musculoskeletal Health Combats Noncommunicable Diseases...

A new WHO action plan has highlighted the importance of promoting musculoskeletal health in preventing noncommunicable diseases across Europe. Musculoskeletal conditions are one of the greatest causes of disability in Europe. The [Read More...]

The Cause of Parkinson's Disease Could be in Your Gut. The Cause of Parkinson’s Disease Could be in Your Gut....

Gut microbes promote α-synuclein-mediated motor deficits and brain pathology in mice. An article published in Cell has demonstrated, in mice, that intestinal microbiota influence neurological development and are a contributor to [Read More...]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities International Day of Persons with Disabilities...

The right to participate in activities is a human right for all. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote opportunity for everyone.  Since 1992 the 3rd of December has marked the International Day of Persons [Read More...]

Physiotherapy and HIV Physiotherapy and HIV...

Today is world AIDs day.  Rhianna and Price Harry have been taking HIV tests in Barbados this week to raise the profile of HIV testing and treatment in the developing world.  Since 2004 AIDs-related deaths have been reduced by 42% and [Read More...]

New NICE guidelines on treating low back pain New NICE guidelines on treating low back pain...

Back pain is an inevitable part of a physiotherapists day be it in the clinic or advice for a friend. Do you think your treatment recommendations are the most up-to-date? Guidelines are important for understanding evidence based [Read More...]

Stories from Goma. Let's continue to overcome educational barriers! Stories from Goma. Let’s continue to overcome educational...

Over 13,000 people took part in the Cerebral Palsy MOOC which took place in September this year. The following is a piece of work written by some of the participants of the course who live in the DR Congo. It is a fantastic reflection. It [Read More...]

We Are Here Project We Are Here Project...

Photography can be powerful. Instagram and social media can dilute the impact and inspiration photography can create. Take a moment and consider that the most evoking images can come from the most unexpected places.  If you've never [Read More...]

Big Physio Survey an Update Big Physio Survey an Update...

Let's continue to help build the world’s largest database of physiotherapy practice! The big physio survey had an ever growing presence at ER-WCPT and there is still plenty of time for you to get involved and contribute to physiotherapy [Read More...]

The Physio Matters Podcast - Live at ER-WCPT The Physio Matters Podcast – Live at ER-WCPT...

Biting off potentially more than they can chew, the physio matters podcast gang are having an impromptu live podcast session at ER-WCPT on the CSP stand. The topic is the NHS, what's wrong , what needs to change and the future. The [Read More...]

Children With Obesity - 26 Hours Children With Obesity – 26 Hours...

It's well known that childhood obesity is an issue in western societies. Around 17% of 2-19 year old's in the U.S are obese and the percentage of severely obese children is on the rise. The health effects of obesity are well known but a [Read More...]

Darwin the Robot Learns to Walk Like a Human Darwin the Robot Learns to Walk Like a Human...

Human walking (the gait cycle) is a bipedal repetitive pattern that is extremely complex and does take a lot of learning and practice to perfect. Unfortunately the practice involves falling over a lot. After years of practice and many [Read More...]

Are People More Active After a Total Hip Replacement? Are People More Active After a Total Hip Replacement?...

There could be lots of reasons a person is not more active AFTER a joint replacement. Please don't assume a direct correlation between inactivity and joint replacement. A systematic review published in Clinical Rehabilitation has [Read More...]

Neuroprosthetics Neuroprosthetics...

Sensory feedback is essential. Without it you simply won't know if you've successfully fulfilled a task. Just think you'd be dropping everything. A recent study in Science Translational Medicine has shown that it is possible to produce [Read More...]

Cold Water Shock Therapy Cold Water Shock Therapy...

Everyone loves warm water but is it time to love the cold? Hydrotherapy or Balneotherapy is a specialty area of physiotherapy and is used to help a wide demographic or person as well as a number of different musculoskeletal complaints [Read More...]

Facebook Social VR Facebook Social VR...

Facebook social has the potential to revolutionize meetings and productivity. Facial expression and body language are crucial parts of human interaction and are essential for effective social encounters. Undoubtedly it is necessary for [Read More...]