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Musculoskeletal pain characteristics associated with lower balance confidence in community-dwelling older adults

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/05/2016

Objective To determine whether musculoskeletal pain (pain severity and number of chronic pain sites; single or multisite) is associated with balance confidence over and above previously established risk ...

Physio findings: knee exercises, latest articles from Physiotherapy journal

Frontline article - Posted on 29/02/2016

In our regular round-up on research Janet Wright looks at how knee exercises build elders’ confidence. Physiotherapy journal editor Michele Harms highlights the latest articles. ...

Falls assessments are a ‘must’ for care home residents, says Royal Pharmaceutical Society

News item - Posted on 23/02/2016

23 February 2016 Care home residents must have regular falls assessments, says a report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. ...

Physio findings: vitamin D increases risk of falling, programme to ease children's pain

Frontline article - Posted on 18/01/2016

In our regular round-up of research Janet Wright looks at research around high-dosage of vitamin D and the increased risk of falling; a programme to ease children's pain and a technique aimed at stretching ...

Strategy aims to make AHPs the ‘go to’ public health professionals

News item - Posted on 08/12/2015

8 December 2015 AHPs must be recognised as an integral part of the public health workforce, with responsibility for designing and ...

Physios and OTs promote falls prevention

News item - Posted on 09/11/2015

9 November 2015 Physiotherapists in Plymouth teamed up with occupational therapy staff to hold a falls awareness day. ...

Physio and paramedic pool resources in Lakes initiative

News item - Posted on 12/10/2015

12 October 2015 A physiotherapist and a paramedic joined forces in a pilot project in which they responded to emergency calls that ...

Physio findings: programme cuts number of falls, movement assessment reveals risk of cerebral palsy

Frontline article - Posted on 15/09/2015

Janet Wright looks at newly published studies. ...

Falls guys - falls prevention in the Highlands

Frontline article - Posted on 14/09/2015

Ian A McMillan meets two physios in the Highland region who raise awareness about keeping older people in their own homes after a fall, wherever possible. ...

Physio findings: Physio help for vegetative states, exercise reduces the risk of falls

Frontline article - Posted on 18/05/2015

In our regular round-up of research that's relevant to physiotherapy staff, Janet Wright looks at how physios help families cope with vegetative states and how exercise helps to reduce the risk of falls. ...

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