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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...]

Rehabilitation has never been more important than now Rehabilitation has never been more important than now...

"Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action" commits to strengthening and extending rehabilitation in countries worldwide. On the 6th and 7th of February a number of world experts in rehabilitation met to address the need for more services [Read More...]

Check Out the Team Presentations Check Out the Team Presentations...

Abstracts available from ER-WCPT 2016. The 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Congress of Physiotherapy took place on the 11-12th of November 2016. The Physiopedia team had a strong presence with some impressive [Read More...]

The exosuit made for walking The exosuit made for walking...

The idea of using an exoskeleton to enhance a human body has been around for a while but for many reasons they are impractical so how about exosuits?  Small and soft exosuits may be the way forwards for those who are unable to or [Read More...]

Why in the World? Why in the World?...

Founded in 1951, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 112 member organisations. In her role [Read More...]

Woman Survives 6 days Without Lungs Woman Survives 6 days Without Lungs...

Melissa Benoit had a terminal lung infection and she waited an unprecedented 6 days without lungs whilst waiting for a transplant. Born with cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease resulting in increased production of thick, sticky [Read More...]

Scheduled Treatment Sessions in Hospital, Do They Happen? Scheduled Treatment Sessions in Hospital, Do They Happen?...

When physiotherapy treatment is provided in an acute setting the benefits to the patient are of substantial value. Reduced length of stay, reduced readmission rates, better quality of stay in hospital are all amongst the headline benefits. [Read More...]

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...]