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Exercise therapy

Frail older adults’ perceptions of an in-hospital structured exercise intervention

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 28/11/2017

Background Exercise interventions need to be assessed qualitatively to establish how people participate in and perceive the intervention and how interventions should be delivered for maximal ...

Video-game based exercises for older people with chronic low back pain: a protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the GAMEBACK trial)

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives To investigate the feasibility of implementing a video-game exercise programme for older people with chronic low back pain (LBP). Design Single-centred ...

Exercise adherence: integrating theory, evidence and behaviour change techniques

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2016

Introduction Physiotherapeutic rehabilitation commonly includes exercise. For general health and fitness, and for most long-term conditions, accumulating and maintaining exercise benefit requires ...

Activating therapy modalities in older individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/11/2015

Background Although there are many special exercise-based therapy approaches for the working population suffering chronic low back pain, similar programmes for older individuals are rare. Objectives ...

In review: featured books

Frontline article - Posted on 14/09/2015

A History of Exercise Therapy: From ancient to modern times by Alex Daulat. ...

Improvement in upper leg muscle strength underlies beneficial effects of exercise therapy in knee osteoarthritis: secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 01/06/2015

Objectives Although exercise therapy is effective for reducing pain and activity limitations in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), the underlying mechanisms are unclear. This study aimed to ...

The effectiveness of therapeutic exercise for joint hypermobility syndrome: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 29/08/2014

Background Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is a heritable connective tissue disorder characterised by excessive range of movement at multiple joints accompanied by pain. Exercise is the mainstay of ...

Feldenkrais Method balance classes are based on principles of motor learning and postural control retraining: a qualitative research study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 22/09/2011

Background Feldenkrais Method balance classes have been found to be effective in improving balance in recent studies, but there has been little research into possible mechanisms behind the effectiveness ...

Strength and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles in continent women: An observational study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 22/09/2011

Objectives To describe the maximal strength and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles in a cohort of women with no history of incontinence; and to determine the effect of age, parity, hormonal status, ...

Amsterdam gets active

Frontline article - Posted on 16/03/2011

We know that exercise is essential: now physios from around the world have the chance to discuss the latest evidence with leaders in the field. Simon Crompton jogs along ...

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