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Physical activity

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 ...

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 ...

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