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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 ...

Experiences of an exercise referral scheme from the perspective of people with chronic stroke: a qualitative study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 16/11/2012

Objective To explore stroke survivors’ experiences of undertaking exercise in the context of an exercise referral scheme for people with chronic stroke. Design A qualitative design, using ...

New campaign tackles arthritis myths

News item - Posted on 08/10/2012

8 October 2012 Many people have a poor understanding of what arthritis is, according to the results of a survey released today to mark ...

Scottish AHPs pledge to increase physical activity

News item - Posted on 21/06/2012

21 June 2012 A new project to tackle obesity and get people more active was launched today by the Scottish government. ...

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