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Development and delivery of an exercise programme for falls prevention: the Prevention of Falls Injury Trial (PreFIT)

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2018

Objective This paper describes the development and implementation of an exercise intervention to prevent falls within The Prevention of Fall Injury Trial (PreFIT), which is a large multi-centred ...

Food for thought

Frontline article - Posted on 19/02/2018

Physio staff are well placed to spot when older patients are malnourished, says Kate Bennett. Obesity regularly hits the ...

Falls: a better way?

Frontline article - Posted on 05/02/2018

Joanne Crosby is involved in a radical scheme to treat people after a fall without recourse to the ambulance service and hospital treatment. ...

National Institute for Health Research calls for more research into frailty care

News item - Posted on 07/12/2017

7 December 2017 New research indicates little difference in the cost or functional outcomes between older people’s rehab schemes in ...

Show your support for older people’s care

Frontline article - Posted on 04/12/2017

Add your name to a petition to boost older people’s social care funding, says Caroline Abrahams. Despite the tremendous ...

Ageing expert says exercise regimes for frail older people ‘must be prescribed and delivered with the same care as drug therapies’

News item - Posted on 23/11/2017

23 November 2017 Physiotherapists should stop ‘taking it on the chin’ by bearing the brunt of financial restraints that prevent them ...

Sell-out crowds mark successful collaboration between physiotherapists and British Geriatric Society

News item - Posted on 23/11/2017

23 November 2017 The British Geriatric Society (BGS) devoted part of its 70th anniversary conference to a co-production with Agile – ...

Clinical update: preventing falls in hospital

Frontline article - Posted on 06/10/2017

Inpatient physiotherapists can play a crucial role in preventing falls in older people, says Louise McGregor. ...

Ditch the PJs!

Frontline article - Posted on 02/10/2017

As physios we must first accept that we are responsible for PJ paralysis – and then do something, says Pippa Collins. Our ...

Physio says supports mean better posture for care home residents

News item - Posted on 19/09/2017

19 September 2017 Specialist physiotherapist Karen South has secured funding from Wakefield district’s Age UK for postural supports. ...

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