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Physical activity

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. ...

Physio wins £1.7 million award

News item - Posted on 24/04/2012

24 April 2012 A physiotherapist has been awarded £1.7 million to fund research into physical activity programmes for people with ...

Do patients with Chronic Low Back Pain have an altered level and/or pattern of physical activity compared to healthy individuals?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 12/03/2012

Background It is commonly assumed that patients with chronic low back pain are less active than healthy individuals. There has been a recent increase in the number of studies published comparing the ...

Public health and physical activity

Page - Posted on 05/01/2012

14 November 2016 18 October 2016 As a health professional, ...

Fatigue is associated with muscle weakness in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: an explorative study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Objectives Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of inherited connective tissue disorders characterised by joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility and ...

Physical activity and exercise promotion and prescription in undergraduate physiotherapy education: content analysis of Irish curricula

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Background Overwhelming evidence shows that physical activity and exercise promotion and prescription are effective in preventing and managing numerous chronic conditions. With physiotherapists commonly ...

WCPT congress: Time for physios to move on exercise for cancer patients

News item - Posted on 24/06/2011

24 June 2011 The effect of physical activity on cancer patients is an area ripe for research and implementation, according to ...

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