The top 20 tips of 2023 for rehabilitation professionals as chosen by you!

Each Tuesday throughout 2023 Top Tips Tuesday has been landing in the inboxes of discerning rehabilitation professionals who are curious to learn more about the world of rehabilitation and beyond. This is a review of the Top Tips from 2023 that you were most interested in.

Top Tips Tuesday is the weekly email for rehabilitation professionals – if you haven’t been receiving it then you can subscribe here to start receiving 5 tips every week for resources, stories and information relevant to the global rehabilitation community. With more than 160 issues published so far, Top Tips has covered a vast range of topics related to clinical practice. The team behind top tips regularly review which resources you are most interested in so that we can provide more of the same. In case you missed them, here are the 20 most popular resources shared during 2023:

    1. 3 standing mid back mobility exercises is a 15 second video with simple ideas you can use with patients with stiffness through their upper/mid back
    2. Tissue healing times, and what it means for you is a clear summary infographic with accompanying blogpost
    3. Hip pain chart attempts to map the different pain areas in the hip in one infographic, and would be a useful differential diagnosis tool
    4. Cognitive Exercises is a handout for clinicians, patients, and caregivers to improve and maintain cognition as they age
    5. Six wierd physical symptoms that could actually be anxiety gives a brief summary of some physical symptoms of anxiety
    6. How to Prescribe Exercise in 5 Steps is written for physicians and has useful information for all rehabiltation professionals, even those that regularly prescribe exercise
    7. Five moves for healthier shoulders gives simple ideas for rotator cuff strengthening you can use with your patients
    8. Some of our favorite exercise progressions for hip rehab shares exercises to help increase hip strength and range of motion
    9. 6 (high level) exercises to build unilateral stability & balance with ideas for end-stage rehab of your sporting patients
    10. Cranial nerves summarises the location and the sensory and motor function of the cranial nerves
    11. Myths in exercise philosophy discusses isolation training of the vastus medialis obliquus and the “stretching” of the iliotibial band
    12. Foot mobility drills has ideas for intrinsic foot strengthening
    13. Weak ankles need (effective) calf training shares three tips to improve calf raises in your patients
    14. Prone Femoral Nerve Flossing is a video demonstration of this neurodynamic technique
    15. A new Fibromyalgia guide for patients and clinicians is a short, patient-friendly summary of this common but often misunderstood condition
    16. Revisiting spinal levels and clinical implications of lesions through a series of summary infographics on what we all need to understand about spinal levels
    17. Physios: Teach your clients how to get up off the ground is a great reminder of this core skill we can share with our patients
    18. How to test calf strength (plantarflexors) and it’s relevance to Achilles tendons and sport is a must-read for anyone treating Achilles problems
    19. Vestibular rehabilitation Patient Education Fact Sheets cover a range of vesitbular conditions – perfect to learn from and to share with your patients
    20. What Your Nails Say About Your Health is a useful pictoral guide you can use in your clinical practice

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