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Physical activity

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 ...

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 ...

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