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Health and spirituality values influence attendance for pelvic-floor dysfunction treatment
New research from psychologists and health professionals in Swansea has found that the types of life values that patients hold affect their attendance at medical treatment for pelvic-floor dysfunction, a condition affecting over 25 percent of all women in the UK. (2017-12-15)
Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life
A study led by the University of Southampton has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises. (2017-12-13)
Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now...
If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. (2017-11-15)
Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke
Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study published in the Nov.15, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2017-11-15)
Does cutting weekend allied health services hurt patients?
Removing weekend allied health services -- including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics, and social work -- from the surgical wards of hospitals had little effect on patients' outcomes, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Terry Haines of Monash University, Victoria, Australia, and colleagues. (2017-10-31)
The importance of addressing poor nutrition in patients with liver failure
Poor nutrition is common in patients with liver failure, or cirrhosis, and it can lead to muscle wasting, weakness, fatigue, and worse outcomes before and after patients undergo liver transplantation. (2017-10-26)
Less physical therapy can be just as effective
Treating patients suffering from neck pain with exercise therapy alone seems to be as effective as combining exercise and manual therapies, according a new study. (2017-09-20)
Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babies
The researchers hypothesized that older participants would not be able to maintain an increase in speed and amplitude of movement over time due to fatigue, but were surprised to discover that making mistakes helped improve future task performance. (2017-06-16)
Study finds association between father's pre-conception vitamin D intake and child height and weight at 5 years old
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) shows that a father's vitamin D intake pre-conception is associated with his child's height and weight at five years old. (2017-05-18)
Joint efforts towards treating paralysis
EPFL scientists Stéphanie Lacour and Grégoire Courtine report on the status of their research and share their vision about the future of wearable neuroprosthetics at this year's edition of South by South West in Austin, Texas, on March 12th. (2017-03-12)
Is back pain killing us?
Older people who suffer from back pain have a 13 per cent increased risk of dying from any cause, University of Sydney research has found. (2017-02-23)
Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. (2017-01-30)
Specialized physical therapy helps teens with scoliosis get ahead of the curve
Researchers advocate for exercise management to be added to the standard of care for patients in Canada. (2017-01-25)
Not all Europeans receive the same care for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive muscle disease affecting one in 3,800-6,300 live male births and leads to ambulatory loss, respiratory problems, cardiomyopathy, and early death of patients in their 20s or 30s. (2017-01-03)
International trial shows pelvic floor exercise benefit for preventing prolapse
Researchers, including several University of Otago academics, have conducted the first trial of pelvic floor muscle training for the prevention of prolapse symptoms in women with early signs of prolapse several years after childbirth, publishing their findings in the world's leading medical journal The Lancet. (2016-12-20)
No good evidence that shock-absorbing insoles stave off injuries or stress fractures
There's no good evidence that shock-absorbing insoles, which are used to reduce impact and minimize muscle, tendon, and bone damage, do stave off injuries or stress fractures, reveals a pooled analysis of the available data, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2016-12-12)
Physiotherapy treatment does not benefit ankle sprains
Physiotherapy given to patients with simple ankle sprains does not benefit recovery when compared to basic self management of the injury at home, reveals a study published by The BMJ today. (2016-11-16)
Hospital admissions rising for elderly patients with Parkinson's disease
Although treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) is significantly extending the lives of patients, these patients are now being admitted to hospitals at increasing rates. (2016-11-15)
Primates regain control of paralyzed limb
Non-human primates regain control of their paralyzed leg -- as early as six days after spinal cord injury -- thanks to a neuroprosthetic interface that acts as a wireless bridge between the brain and spine, bypassing the injury. (2016-11-09)
Research shows physical activity does not improve after hip replacement
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery. (2016-10-23)
Graded aerobic treadmill testing in children & adolescents with sports-related concussion
Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. (2016-09-13)
Exercise as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with knee damage
Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear (damage to the rubbery discs that cushion the knee joint), finds a study in The BMJ this week. (2016-07-20)
Robot therapist hits the spot with athletes
Trials of a prototype robot for sports therapy have just begun in Singapore, to create a high quality and repeatable treatment routine to improve sports recovery, reducing reliance on trained therapists. (2016-07-18)
Injured muscles 'shocked' back to health
A recent study in rats suggests that acoustic shock waves could speed up a muscle's healing process. (2016-07-06)
The story of how a touch screen helped a paralyzed chimp walk again
The case of Reo, a male chimpanzee that learned to walk again after being paralyzed due to illness, shows how much can be done to rehabilitate animals injured in captivity. (2016-07-05)
World's first child-exoskeleton for spinal muscular atrophy
Today, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) introduced the world's first infant exoskeleton which is designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative illness which affects one in ten thousand babies in Spain. (2016-06-08)
Queen's scientists develop new treatment to prolong life of those with cystic fibrosis
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new molecule which has the potential to prolong the life of individuals with cystic fibrosis. (2016-05-12)
DMP 'rheumatoid arthritis': Guidelines cover important health care aspects
IQWiG has identified guideline recommendations for a potential DMP: rehabilitation measures are only addressed sporadically; the focus is on drug therapy. (2016-05-06)
Cystic Fibrosis Trust announces £750,000 investment in Exeter-based research center
The ground-breaking research center, which comprises an international team of experts led by the University of Exeter. was announced on Saturday, March 5, 2016. (2016-03-07)
Exercise may protect nerve cells in Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients
Long-term exercise appears to be beneficial for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) like mice, suggesting a potential of active physiotherapy for patient care; according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. (2016-03-04)
Researchers use Botox-like injection to treat runners and cyclists with knee pain
A painful knee condition that affects more than one in eight active people has been treated effectively with a botulinum toxin injection and physiotherapy. (2016-02-22)
Technology set to personalize tendon and tissue injury rehab
A revolution in the treatment and rehabilitation of muscle/tendon injuries is on its way with the development of a ground-breaking new intelligent technology developed at Griffith University and the University of Auckland. (2016-02-18)
DMP chronic back pain: Guideline recommendations cover all important health-care aspects
IQWiG conducted a search for clinical practice guidelines and identified recommendations for a potential new disease management program. (2016-01-22)
Exercise for people with dementia improves balance and reduces dependence
Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and reduces dependence on assistance. (2016-01-20)
Physical therapy not associated with improvements in patients with early stages of Parkinson's disease
For patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease there were no clinically meaningful benefits to activities of daily living or quality of life associated with physiotherapy and occupational therapy in a study conducted in the United Kingdom, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. (2016-01-19)
Current therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease shown to be ineffective
New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that physiotherapy and occupational therapy do not produce improvements in quality of life for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. (2016-01-19)
Extremely rare muscle rupture in a professional goalkeeper
The first case report of a professional footballer tearing his teres major -- an extremely rare injury -- is captured in a series of images published in the online journal BMJ Case Reports. (2015-12-22)
Free new tool for health providers to manage symptoms of AIDS
Millions of people are now living with -- rather than dying from -- HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa due to combination drug therapies. (2015-12-01)
Meniscus injury: Real surgery or sham surgery -- which is better for patients?
Should the non-surgical approach be preferred over surgical treatment or are there still advantages offered by surgery. (2015-11-05)
Common shoulder dislocation can heal just as well without surgery: Study
Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. (2015-10-22)
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