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Community falls service produces ‘significant’ improvements in patients

News item - Posted on 16/08/2016

16 August 2016 Physiotherapist Judith Cohen has said that clinical outcome measures showed her west London falls service had ...

CSP invites members’ comments on NICE falls and community engagement consultations

News item - Posted on 29/07/2016

29 July 2016 Physiotherapists should be asking older people about falls whenever they have routine reviews or health checks, as well ...

Falls screening and assessment tools used in acute mental health settings: a review of policies in England and Wales

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/05/2016

Objectives There is an urgent need to improve the care of older people at risk of falls or who experience falls in mental health settings. The aims of this study were to evaluate the individual falls ...

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 ...

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