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BACKCARE A unique, free, simple to use, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application which provides information on all aspects of back care, and measures to help people with back pain, has been launched by the charity BackCare. The app is called Back Care – for Back Pain and Bad Backs – and is now available from the Apple […]

Physiotherapy 2012: Researcher makes argument for effective cardiac rehab 30 October 2012 CSP WEBSITE Cardiac rehabilitation is equally effective for heart patients whether it is delivered as a centre-based or a home-based intervention, delegates heard.   Rod Taylor, professor in health services research at Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter outlined his work […]

CSP website 30 October 2012 Exercise is the key to preventing weight regain following bariatric surgery. This was the message from Bethany Aitkin, a senior physiotherapist at Nuffield hospital in Glasgow, where she runs a programme to promote exercise and education as a complement to weight loss surgery. Delegates heard that most patients are likely […]

From CSP website Research shows exercise reduces depression in cancer patients 30 October 2012 Supervised exercise programmes given to patients while they are being treated for cancer have been found to reduce depression.They also encourage the patients to continue exercising after their treatment has finished. Physio Debbi Rowley and her judo instructor brother Chris, with […]

Physio-led knee treatments offer NHS money-saving opportunity 5 November 2012 FRONTLINE A specialist physiotherapist has claimed the NHS could save significant amounts of money by treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage with physiotherapy rather than surgery. Richard Norris is an orthopaedic physio specialist for lower limbs at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In […]

Backcare’s iPhone App A unique, free, simple to use, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application which provides information on all aspects of back care, and measures to help people with back pain, has been launched by the charity BackCare. The app is called Back Care – for Back Pain and Bad Backs – and is now available from […]

CSP website 19 July 2012 Britain has been named as one of the most sedentary countries in the world, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The CSP recommends that adults do around half an hour of moderate-intensity physical activity per day The research reveals that almost two-thirds (63.3 per cent) of the […]

Whiplash

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Whiplash If you are experiencing neck pain or stiffness following an injury or car accident, this summary will help you understand the causes and how physiotherapy can help. Research suggests that in most cases it is best to keep normally active. What is whiplash? Whiplash is a common injury in which the soft tissues in […]

Neck Pain

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Neck pain Whether you have ongoing discomfort in your neck or are suddenly experiencing pain and stiffness, this summary will help you understand the causes and how physiotherapy can help. Research suggests that in most cases it is best to keep normally active. What is neck pain? Neck pain is extremely common. Pain and stiffness […]

Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and affects about 85,000 people in the UK. This summary explains what causes it and how physiotherapy can help. What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder of the brain and spinal cord that often appears first in […]