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Physical activity

Strength and balance activities deliver lifelong health benefits, says Public Health England

News item - Posted on 04/07/2018

4 July 2018 All adults should do strengthening and balancing exercises twice a week alongside aerobic activity, says a new review of ...

Kinesiophobia is associated with pain intensity but not pain sensitivity before and after exercise: an explorative analysis

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 29/05/2018

Objective To compare clinical pain intensity, exercise performance, pain sensitivity and the effect of aerobic and isometric exercise on local and remote pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) in ...

Lifestyle specialist physio is invited to speak at prestigious liver symposium in Paris

News item - Posted on 09/04/2018

9 April 2018 Dr Kate Hallsworth, a lifestyle specialist in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), believes she could be the first ...

Effectiveness of a combined exercise training and home-based walking programme on physical activity compared with standard medical care in moderate COPD: a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2018

Objective To estimate the effectiveness of a 10-week combined exercise training and home-based walking programme on daily physical activity (PA) compared with standard medical care in patients ...

Does physical activity change following hip and knee replacement? Matched case-control study evaluating Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2018

Objectives To determine whether physical activity measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), changes during the initial 24 months post-total hip (THR) or knee replacement ...

Factors associated with physical activity participation in adults with chronic cervical spine pain: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2018

Objective To determine the factors associated with physical activity participation in adults with chronic cervical spine pain. Methods A systematic review was conducted ...

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. ...

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