Topic of the Month – Activity and Inactivity

It has been another busy month reviewing and creating pages for the Physiopedia Content Team. With over 3,000 pages of physiotherapy / physical therapy content this is no mean feat but to help keep us focused every month we choose a topic to review. This enables us to keep improving all of our existing pages as well as creating new ones. The team focuses on updating references and ensuring there are no formatting errors but most important of all the search for the latest evidence and update the pages accordingly. In August the team decided to concentrate their efforts on Activity and Inactivity.

Activity and inactivity are subjects that physiotherapists / physical therapists are always interested in.  We know the benefits of being active, but this is sometimes difficult for the patients we see in a clinical or community setting.  This may be due to pain, a chronic long-term condition or after a sports injury or serious illness resulting in a long period of inactivity.  Our job is to educate our patients to understand the longterm benefits of activity and also help them find ways to move from inactivity to activity.  This is particularly important now in the era of post COVID-19 not only because of the varying rehabilitation needs of patients but in some cases regular avenues to exercise like gyms and group classes have been closed due to social distancing and safety protocols.  So many of our patients are now looking for alternative ways to exercise; our knowledge and expertise means we are in the perfect position to offer them advice to find a solution that suits their needs and lifestyle.

The team have created some awesome pages and made lots of edits to some of our current pages. They have updated references, found videos and images to improve the learning experience, but don’t take my word for it, you can see some of the pages our team reviewed below:

As well as our category on Physical Activity we also have categories on Exercise Testing, Health Promotion, Sports Injuries and more recently added category on COVID-19 which covers topics on rehabilitation in the community and post-acute rehabilitation. Why not find a quiet corner, grab a cup of coffee and have a browse, there is so much information covering topics such as types of cancer,  protocols, and interventions and treatment.

We aim to review as many pages as possible each month and create pages that are needed but if you see pages that need improving or creating, not just on the topic of the month, please feel free to contact us with your comments. Physiopedia is a resource created by physiotherapists for physiotherapists. Your feedback is necessary and always welcome.

If you would like to learn more about Physiotherapy and Physical Activity why not visit Physioplus? You browse through the list of courses on Physical Activity or sign up below for the Physioplus programme on Physical Activity.

Physical Activity Programme