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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UK Physiotherapist may Get Prescription Rights

Published by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK. Physiotherapists could be able to prescribe medication for strokes, asthma and pain relief Physiotherapists could soon have the right to prescribe medicines to patients, in the same way that nurses and pharmacists are allowed to. At present, physiotherapists can only prescribe medication when working with the written authority of a doctor. A Department of Health consultation exercise envisages them being able to prescribe medication for pain relief and conditions such as asthma. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says this will improve...

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UK Survey shows boost in awareness of Physiotherapy

Published by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK. People are much more aware of the role of physiotherapy than they were four years ago, a public opinion survey conducted for the CSP shows. The survey was carried out by Opinium in October this year. It shows that 80 per cent of those questioned agreed with the statement ‘Physiotherapy can help you stay healthy and improve health problems you may have’. This compares with 60 per cent in 2009 and 72 per cent in 2011. When asked where they would look for advice or information about how to improve their health, 36 per cent said they...

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Physiotherapist turn to Nintendo Wii Golf

By LISA D. MICKEY Published in NY Times In the world of health care, Nintendo Wii golf is more than a high-tech toy. The video game has become a tool in physical, occupational and neurological rehabilitation. “It really is helpful as an adjunct to what we do in physical therapy,” said Dean Beasley, the director of inpatient rehabilitation at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. “It allows the patient to put into practical application what they’ve done in therapy and, in some cases, it helps them know if they could still play golf.” Balance and movement are common concerns for those...

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