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Physical activity

The importance of physical activity

Blogpost - Posted on 19/10/2017

Anna Lowe talks about the benefits of physical activity. Physical inactivity leads to poor health, disability and reduced quality of ...

Physical activity participation in community dwelling stroke survivors: synergy and dissonance between motivation and capability. A qualitative study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

Objectives The evidence supporting benefits of physical activity (PA) on fitness, functioning, health and secondary prevention after stroke is compelling. However, many stroke survivors remain ...

Give cardiac rehab patients tailored exercise programmes, says Scottish guideline

News item - Posted on 26/07/2017

26 July 2017 Cardiac rehab patients should receive one-to-one exercise assessments and exercise programmes that take account of their ...

Pyjama-free zones

Frontline article - Posted on 19/06/2017

Brian Dolan says physiotherapy staff are ideally placed to join a social media campaign to get hospital patients more active. ...

Physio findings: pedometers tackle RA fatigue

Frontline article - Posted on 02/06/2017

Physiotherapy journal editor Michele Harms and Caroline White report on recent research.  ...

Physio students and staff ‘climb’ 60% of height of Everest for W@W

News item - Posted on 24/03/2017

24 March 2017 Physiotherapy students at Coventry University have ‘climbed’ more than half the height of Mount Everest, as part of a ...

Feasibility of a physical activity pathway for Irish primary care physiotherapy services

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2017

Objectives To establish consensus on a physical activity pathway suitable for use by physiotherapists in Irish primary care. The physical activity pathway “Let's Get Moving” was examined to agree ...

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation increases daily physical activity of patients following myocardial infarction: subanalysis of two randomised controlled trials

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2017

Objective To assess the effects of an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme on daily physical activity levels of patients following myocardial infarction. Design Subanalysis of two ...

Exercise interventions for patients with gynaecological cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/11/2016

Background People with gynaecological cancer commonly suffer from physical and psychological symptoms related to their cancer and cancer treatment. Objective To evaluate and synthesise the ...

MPs say government must boost local physical activity services to tackle arthritis

News item - Posted on 28/10/2016

28 October 2016 It is ‘crucial’ for the government to ensure people can access effective, local physical activity services, said ...

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