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Physical activity

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 ...

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 ...

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