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Public Health England seeks examples of physical activity programmes

News item - Posted on 08/07/2014

8 July 2014 A search is underway to identify projects that demonstrate the most effective ways of raising physical activity levels in ...

Exploring experiences of physical activity among people with Alzheimer's disease and their spouse carers: a qualitative study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/05/2014

Objectives To improve understanding about the barriers and facilitators to physical activity for people with Alzheimer's disease and their spouse carers, and to consider the development of activity ...

Evaluation of implementation of the ParkFit program: A multifaceted intervention aimed to promote physical activity in patients with Parkinson's disease

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/05/2014

Objectives We recently completed the ParkFit study, a two-year randomized controlled trial including 586 sedentary Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, that evaluated a multifaceted intervention (ParkFit ...

Assessment and management of risk factors for the prevention of lifestyle-related disease: a cross-sectional survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of primary care physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/05/2014

Objective To provide a snapshot of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs for the assessment and management of behavioural risk factors in physiotherapy practice in primary care ...

NICE guidance on managing obesity highlights diet and physical activity levels

News item - Posted on 29/05/2014

29 May 2014 The CSP has welcomed new guidance on managing overweight and obese patients, although it is disappointed at the absence of ...

CSP welcomes physical activity report

Press Release - Posted on 08/04/2014

8 April 2014 Recommendations published in a report today by the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity are welcome, but immediate ...

Health survey finds most adults in England meet recommended physical activity levels

News item - Posted on 16/01/2014

16 January 2014 Most adults in England are getting enough exercise, according to a report by the NHS Information Centre for Health and ...

Survey will shape provision of physical activity services

News item - Posted on 19/09/2013

19 September 2013 Physiotherapy staff can help to shape the provision of physical activity for people with certain long-term ...

Northern Ireland Assembly member works out at work

News item - Posted on 13/06/2013

13 June 2013 In Northern Ireland a politician was put through his paces in Belfast by a physiotherapist to mark Workout at work day ...

Activity level predicts 6-minute walk distance in healthy older females: an observational study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2013

Background The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is widely used in clinical practice and research. Few studies have investigated activity level as a predictor of 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), and existing ...

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