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Physio 15: Physios can improve public health by influencing behaviour and promoting physical activity

News item - Posted on 21/10/2015

21 October 2015 Physiotherapists are ideally placed to change the health behaviour of patients and should be taking the lead on ...

Public Health England launches physical activity infographic

News item - Posted on 20/10/2015

20 October 2015 England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies told a meeting of public health professionals that physiotherapists ...

Criterion validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) for use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with the SenseWear Armband

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 01/06/2015

Objectives The International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) is a self-report questionnaire commonly used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to measure physical activity. ...

Encourage everyone to be more active – even if their weight is healthy, says NICE

News item - Posted on 16/03/2015

16 March 2015 Health practitioners should encourage people to exercise, be less sedentary and improve their diets – even if they are ...

Smoking status and its relationship with exercise capacity, physical activity in daily life and quality of life in physically independent, elderly individuals

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2015

Objective To investigate the relationship between smoking status and exercise capacity, physical activity in daily life and health-related quality of life in physically independent, elderly (≥60 years) ...

Addition of motivational interventions to exercise and traditional Physiotherapy: a review and meta-analysis

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2015

Background Incontestable epidemiological trends indicate that, for the foreseeable future, mortality and morbidity will be dominated by an escalation in chronic lifestyle-related diseases. International ...

Physio 14: Evidence-based treatment can combat osteoarthritis, says MSK expert

News item - Posted on 14/10/2014

14 October 2014 The number of people with osteoarthritis in the UK is increasing, but treatment based on strong evidence is being ...

Royal Society for Public Health surveys 'healthy conversations'

News item - Posted on 12/09/2014

12 September 2014 The Royal Society for Public Health wants to hear from physiotherapists about the opportunities to discuss healthy ...

Physios urged to advise patients, as report finds large waist size increases diabetes risk

News item - Posted on 01/08/2014

1 August 2014 Physios need to make every contact count in tackling weight-related health issues like diabetes, says Carley King, CSP ...

Disability Sport

Page - Posted on 30/07/2014

30 July 2014 There are around 11 million disabled people in the UK.  Only two in ten disabled people in England are currently ...

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