Posts by: Tony Lowe

With a PhD in Engineering Tony is a lecturer, learning technologist, web developer and e-learning consultant. He is the Technical Director at Physiopedia and takes a keen interest in pushing the development of our profession through the appropriate use of technology.

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Physiopedia increases security with HTTPS Physiopedia increases security with HTTPS...

Security is a hot topic in the world of IT and the internet and rightly so! The devastating outbreaks of ransomware this year in particular highlight the importance of increased vigilance and adoption of best practices. Following the [Read More...]

Some personal reflections on WCPT Congress 2017 Some personal reflections on WCPT Congress 2017...

Each year we try to take Physiopedia to one international conference to get away from our computer screens and meet Physiopedia users and partners face to face and also to spread the word about the available information, resources and [Read More...]

Interview - Megan Giglia MBE a paralympians perspective on physiotherapy stroke rehabilitation Interview – Megan Giglia MBE a paralympians perspective on...

As part of the recent Physiopedia Plus Stroke course we were extremely fortunate to record this interview with one of the UK's leading paralympians, Megan Giglia MBE. In this interview Megan gives her unique perspective as a young stroke [Read More...]

Discover physiotherapy related podcasts Discover physiotherapy related podcasts...

There are many, many ways that information of value to practising physiotherapists and physical therapists is now shared online. Podcasts are one form that many may know of, but may not be familiar with as a useful professional resource. [Read More...]

Report from the Physiotherapy Exercise and Physical Activity MOOC Report from the Physiotherapy Exercise and Physical Activity MOOC...

Over 6 weeks in June 2016, in collaboration with ExerciseWorks, Physiopedia delivered it's fourth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of physical activity. 8,482 participants formally registered for the Physiotherapy Exercise [Read More...]

A conversation about reflection with Dr Patricia Miller A conversation about reflection with Dr Patricia Miller...

As part of a course on clinical reflection that is being developed for Physiopedia Plus I was very fortunate to be able to record this conversation with Dr Patricia Miller of McMaster University, in which we explored Pat's extensive [Read More...]

Results of the 2016 Physiopedia article quality survey Results of the 2016 Physiopedia article quality survey...

Users rate 87% of Physiopedia articles as Excellent or Good in the 2016 article quality survey Another idea that came up at the recent Physiopedia Hackathon at ER-WCPT was to involve the Physiopedia website users in providing ratings [Read More...]

Talking about Virtual Reality (VR) in physiotherapy rehabilitation with Danielle Levac Talking about Virtual Reality (VR) in physiotherapy...

Danielle Levac from Northeastern University has been investigating the application of virtual reality computer gaming in rehabilitation for a number of years. We took this opportunity to explore her experience and perspectives on VR in [Read More...]

Bots and what they could mean for physiotherapy Bots and what they could mean for physiotherapy...

Bots will offer physiotherapy / physical therapy an innovative new way to reach clients and improve outcomes Just over a year ago during her presentation at CPA congress Rachael described the concept of a Physiobot, imagined as an [Read More...]

Results of 2016 Physiopedia user survey Results of 2016 Physiopedia user survey...

One of the many useful suggestions that was made at the recent Physiopedia Hackathon in Liverpool was to run a simple survey on the Physiopedia website to discover exactly what the make up of the site users is. Since we started Physiopedia [Read More...]

Video: exploring clinical reflection with John Driscoll Video: exploring clinical reflection with John Driscoll...

A key competence of a physiotherapist is the ability to consistently think about, review and learn from their clinical experience and then change their actions and practice as a result of the knowledge they generate from that experiential [Read More...]

Virtual reality, applications in physiotherapy Virtual reality, applications in physiotherapy...

Each year the world of technology gathers to show off its latest products at the massive Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas. The biggest buzz at the 2016 CES technology conference was around the release of consumer focused Virtual [Read More...]

With Physiopedia Plus you can now record reflections on your learning With Physiopedia Plus you can now record reflections on your...

Reflect as you learn with a new innovative note recording facility on Physiopedia Plus (PP+). When we learn something new we can choose take some time to consider this new knowledge in the context of what we knew before (including our [Read More...]

Tendinopathy course review Tendinopathy course review...

How did you begin 2016? For 240+ Physiopedia Plus users from over 20 countries, they started their annual CPD with a bang with the tendinopathy course... Just over a week ago the second four week "live" learn topic in Physiopedia [Read More...]

Low Back Pain Course Review Low Back Pain Course Review...

Between October 5th and 1st November 2015 the Physiopedia team ran the first "live" course within the new Physiopedia Plus (PP+) site on the very important subject of low back pain. This 4 week course included an overview of relevant [Read More...]

PP+ points now awarded for forum participation PP+ points now awarded for forum participation...

You can now earn PP+ points (equivalent of CEUs and CPD points) for activity in the Physiopedia Plus (PP+) discussion forum.  This is a great continuing education and professional development activity where you can meet and talk to [Read More...]

Taking CPD seriously...

Now that the storm of developing, delivering and issuing certificates for the 6 week open Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation course is finally subsiding we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the events and the learnings we have taken [Read More...]

Use of Facebook in the Amputee Course Use of Facebook in the Amputee Course...

The Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation course this year is using a Facebook group for the course discussion forum as did last years Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation course. We have made this choice for a variety of reasons but we are aware [Read More...]

The Quantified Self and the implications for physical therapy / physiotherapy The Quantified Self and the implications for physical therapy /...

Currently there is an explosion of interest in personal digital devices and apps that track an individual's health data primarily for their own consumption and interpretation. Every week new products are launched that aim to measure [Read More...]

Attending the Physiotherapy UK conference Attending the Physiotherapy UK conference...

This October, Rachael and I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Physiotherapy UK conference run by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. This conference comes at an opportune time for the physiotherapy profession in the UK with [Read More...]