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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...]

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...]