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International Older Peoples Day - 1st October International Older Peoples Day – 1st October...

The 1st of October is the UN International Day of Older Persons. It's spoken about a lot in the media, the fact we have a global aging population. According to the UN "Between 1950 and 2010 life expectancy worldwide rose from 46 to 68 [Read More...]

Do We Really Understand Osteoarthritis of the Knee? Do We Really Understand Osteoarthritis of the Knee?...

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of disability worldwide and according to "The global burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study", OA of the knee is the 11th highest contributor to [Read More...]

Whiplash - A New Integrated Model Whiplash – A New Integrated Model...

Whiplash injury is caused by a rapid and sudden movement to the neck and in turn it may lead to a variety of clinical manifestations called Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD). It can result from many mechanisms such as diving into a [Read More...]

Congratulations APTA on Achieving a Milestone Congratulations APTA on Achieving a Milestone...

Congratulations to the American Physiotherapy Association (APTA) for achieving 100,000 members across its 51 chapters and divisions. As the numbers grow the profile of physio in the US will only get stronger and stronger. The APTA is [Read More...]

ICYMI - A New Feature - July 2017 ICYMI – A New Feature – July 2017...

It's easy to miss great content when you are busy. That's why we will endeavor to give you a quick hit of CPD at the end of each month so you don't miss out. This new monthly post will include the most read content from the past 30 days, [Read More...]

Ted Talk: Hugh Herr & Bionics Ted Talk: Hugh Herr & Bionics...

Bionics is bridging the gap between disability and ability. Technology can overcome profound physical limitations from horrific diseases to traumatic injuries. As our understanding of the human body and technology improves we can create [Read More...]

WHO Global Conference on NCDs - Lets Talk About the BIG FOUR WHO Global Conference on NCDs – Lets Talk About the BIG...

The global burden of non-communicable disease is a major threat to long-term sustainable healthcare models. People are living longer with chronic conditions and at the same time dying prematurely. Just look at the statistics from the WHO. [Read More...]

Apprenticeship Consultation - UK Physio's Have Their Say Apprenticeship Consultation – UK Physio’s Have Their...

UK Physiotherapists will have between the 20th of July and the 8th of September to consult about the Physiotherapy Apprenticeship Standards. This could have radical implications for the entire physiotherapy workforce. The apprenticeship [Read More...]

$3 Million for Physical Therapy Foundation $3 Million for Physical Therapy Foundation...

After the largest donation in its 38 year history, the Foundation PT has secured a future for clinical research funding. This is thanks to Fellows of the APTA, Stanley Paris and his wife Catherine Patla. "This generous gift will transform [Read More...]

KineMan Complements the PP Anatomy Project KineMan Complements the PP Anatomy Project...

Learning and understanding the anatomy of the human body is challenging. It is one thing remembering all of the muscle and joints they act on, but it is another thing being able to apply this knowledge to understand how treatments work. [Read More...]

The Bangkok Declaration The Bangkok Declaration...

As Physios/PTs, movement and exercise is our core belief. Through exercise we help people combat depression, obesity, joint pains, stress and let them do the things which make them happy, allow them to thrive and enjoy life. Sadly evidence [Read More...]

Woebot, a bridge to Artificially Intelligent Physiotherapy? Woebot, a bridge to Artificially Intelligent Physiotherapy?...

It is human nature to make tools to make our lives easier. In recent history the development of automation changed lives substantially. Now at first this makes you think of huge clunky machines which lift heavy things onto conveyor belts [Read More...]

Don't Miss the New PP+ Features! Don’t Miss the New PP+ Features!...

We are always working hard to improve your Physiopedia Plus experience, recent new features include a feature that lists course accreditations and a page where you can access all your certificates. The list of courses on PP+ continues [Read More...]

Come Find us at WCPT Congress in South Africa! Come Find us at WCPT Congress in South Africa!...

We are at #WCPT2017 make sure you come and see us! It's not often that we get the chance to meet our readers and users so we would love for you to come and visit us, at WCPT Congress in Cape Town next week. It'll be busy for Physiopedia [Read More...]

New NICE Guidance on Osteoporosis New NICE Guidance on Osteoporosis...

1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means 'porous bones' and is a condition in which bones lose their strength. Bone is a tissue which is constantly being remodeled [Read More...]

Tracey Howe Wins TEDxGlasgow Award! Tracey Howe Wins TEDxGlasgow Award!...

Congratulations to Professor Tracey Howe for winning the inaugural TEDxGlasgow Award. The award aims to celebrate and showcase innovation from Scotland and help the pitch become a reality. As well as a Physiotherapist, Tracey is [Read More...]

Former Paralympian Encourages Disability Organisations to enter World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards. Former Paralympian Encourages Disability Organisations to enter...

Leon Taylor, a former Paralympic Footballer from Chaddesden in Derby is urging disability organisations to enter the inaugural World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards. Leon (interviewed by Rachael last year) was born with the condition which [Read More...]

Novel Way to Reduce Youth Rugby Concussion & Injury Novel Way to Reduce Youth Rugby Concussion & Injury...

The severity and lifelong implications of rugby related injuries has been central to press coverage this season, particularly regarding youth players and head injuries. The same can be said for other contact sports such as American [Read More...]

Could This be a New Era for Global Health? Could This be a New Era for Global Health?...

For the first time in history an African will be leader of the WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian with an impressive CV. The 52 year old used to be Ethiopian minister for foreign affairs as well as chairman of the board of [Read More...]

New Guidelines Advise Against Arthroscopy for Nearly All Degenerative Knees New Guidelines Advise Against Arthroscopy for Nearly All...

Knee pain is common in all ages but moreso in over 50's. When it comes to knee pain, arrival at a physiotherapy clinic is almost inevitable, and many believe that surgery is the only option for them. This is true if they have severe [Read More...]