Study shows benefits of Physiotherapy for Pelvic Floor Prolapse

Physiotherapy exercises that concentrate on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles following childbirth can help to prevent prolapse in later life, new research has demonstrated. Scientists from Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Birmingham and the University of Otago in New Zealand conducted a study involving 414 women, who were divided into two groups. One group was required to attend five one-to-one physio sessions over a four-month period to learn exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor, alongside being given a DVD of similar exercises to try...

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Stroke Patients should receive 45 minutes of Physiotherapy daily

Patients who are recovering after suffering a stroke should receive 45 minutes of physiotherapy or another form of rehabilitation each day, a new report states. The UK’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has published its Key Recommendations for Stroke 2016 document, which includes new guidance on stroke care for all of the healthcare workers involved in helping these patients on their way to full recovery. It features 30 recommendations in total, which are based on the new 151-page National Clinical Guideline for Stroke compiled by the RCP. Physiotherapy should begin between 24 and 48...

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Computer Games aids in Stroke Recovery

Adapted from article by Lancaster University Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customised to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own home according to research led by Lancaster University. A preliminary study showed that playing specially adapted Wii games improved the arm movements of stroke patients, with a threefold increase in their ability to pick up and put pegs in holes. One stroke survivor was even able to...

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Weekly Physiotherapy benefits Arthritis Patients

Adapted from Justphysio article Just one physiotherapy session lasting for 45 minutes each week could be enough to give arthritis patients the amount of exercise they need in order to experience improvements to their condition, according to a new study. Researchers based at Northwestern University in the US found that taking part in exercise of a moderate intensity for just 45 minutes per week could be enough to keep an individual with arthritis mobile with manageable symptoms for two years or more compared to those who did not take part in any physical activity. It was found that partaking...

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Physiotherapy Crucial for Sports injury Recovery

Source : South University Sports injuries have sidelined many athletes for games, seasons, and worse, careers. Injuries are common while participating in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities. Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, and lack of conditioning are a few of the causes of sports injuries. “Injuries can be caused by a combination of those things without necessarily being the only reasons,” says Apostolos Theophilou, DPT, clinical coordinator South University. “Fatigue and overuse are also significant contributors to an injury, and not...

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