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Physical activity

Perceived fatigability and metabolic and energetic responses to 6-minute walk test in older women

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2016

Objective To determine the relationship between perceived fatigability and oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, respiratory exchange ratio and the energy cost of walking in older women. ...

Physical activity engagement in early rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study to inform intervention development

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2016

Background Physical activity (PA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is lower than in the general population. PA can improve physical function in RA, decrease chronic inflammation and reduce ...

Deterioration in physical activity and function differs according to treatment type in non-small cell lung cancer – future directions for physiotherapy management

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2016

Objectives To investigate in non-surgically and surgically treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): (1) changes in physical activity, function, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and symptoms ...

Bariatric services must provide follow-up care and exercise advice, says NICE

News item - Posted on 04/08/2016

4 August 2016 People who have bariatric surgery should receive a follow-up care package for at least two years, including ...

IFOMPT conference: Physios need to develop strategies for getting patients active

News item - Posted on 08/07/2016

8 July 2016 Physiotherapists are being urged to promote physical activity to their patients in an attempt to improve the health of ...

Royal College of GPs prioritises physical activity and lifestyle issues

News item - Posted on 29/06/2016

29 June 2016 The CSP has welcomed a programme to support primary care professionals with evidence-based information to prevent and ...

Scottish physio to study cutting edge joint replacement rehab across the world

News item - Posted on 05/04/2016

5 April 2016 A physio is to spend six weeks in Japan and the US to help her draw up Scotland-wide guidelines on rehabilitating ...

Manifesto warns that most toddlers need more exercise – but physios could help

News item - Posted on 21/01/2016

21 January 2016 Physiotherapists should start a dialogue with their local nursery schools about how they can help young children to be ...

Physical benefits: activities in schools

Frontline article - Posted on 18/12/2015

Sue Wilkinson, strategic lead at the Association for Physical Education, extols the benefits of offering physical activities in schools. ...

The role of physical activity and psychological coping strategies in the management of painful diabetic neuropathy – A systematic review of the literature

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/11/2015

Background Diabetes is rising in prevalence; painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is one complication of diabetes. PDN is primarily managed with medication but analgesic failure is common and people remain ...

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