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The Royal Veterinary College appoints the first Veterinary Physiotherapy Lecturer
A new academic year at The Royal Veterinary College sees the appointment of the first dedicated lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy in the country. This new Lectureship will involve supervisory responsibility for Veterinary Physiotherapy research and developing The Royal Veterinary College's first in-house clinical physiotherapy service. She anticipates that demand for this new service will... View News Article (2002-10-21)

Authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET conclude that steroid injections offer the best short-term treatment for tennis elbow, with physiotherapy offering marginally better long-term results than a 'wait-and-see' policy. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) affects 1-3% of the adult population; symptoms usually last between 6 months and two years, with most patients making a full... View News Article (2002-02-20)

Manual therapy is effective treatment for neck pain
Manual therapy is more effective and less costly for treating neck pain than physiotherapy or care by a general practitioner, claim researchers in this week's BMJ. The study involved 183 patients recruited by 42 general practitioners in the Netherlands. All patients were aged 18-70 years and had suffered neck pain for at least two weeks. Sixty patients received manual therapy (spinal... View News Article (2003-04-23)

Physiotherapy has short-term benefits for patients after knee surgery
Physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of patients who have had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis in the short term, according to a study published on today. View News Article (2007-09-25)

Study aims to revolutionise chest physiotherapy to babies and children
A new device being developed by researchers at the University of Southampton and Great Ormond Street Hospital is designed to optimise the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy techniques on babies and children suffering from breathing difficulties. Rachael Gregson, a Research Fellow at the University's School of Medicine and Great Ormond Street Hospital is leading the research and has developed an... View News Article (2003-08-28)

Early Promise For Stroke Patients Given
A preliminary study published in this week’s issue of THE LANCET suggests that the neurotransmitter precursor levodopa used in combination with physiotherapy could improve motor recovery for patients after stroke. Hemiplegia (paralysis to one side of the body) causes functional disability after stroke. Physiotherapy used to be the only way of improving motor function in such patients.... View News Article (2001-09-05)

Steroid injections do not provide long-term relief from tennis elbow
Physiotherapy or a 'wait and see' approach are both more effective in tackling tennis elbow than corticosteroid (steroid) injections. View News Article (2006-09-29)

New acoustic absorber to improve physiotherapy ultrasound machines
Physiotherapy ultrasound machines are commonplace in medicine and sports injury treatment but limitations with current calibration equipment mean they may be producing inaccurate doses that could lead to further injury. View News Article (2007-09-25)

Limited Benefit Of Community Physiotherapy One Year After Stroke (pp 182, 199)
A study in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggests that physiotherapy given to patients 1 year after stroke is only of limited value, with short-term benefits three months after the start of treatment that are not sustained in the long term. Community physiotherapy is often prescribed for stroke patients with long-term mobility problems. John Green and colleagues from St Luke's Hospital,... View News Article (2002-01-17)

Questions raised about physio for hip osteoarthritis
Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis does not appear to relieve pain or increase function any more than 'sham' treatments, University of Melbourne research has determined. View News Article (2014-05-21)

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