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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. (2003-04-24)
Study examines trends in smoking among health students
The prevalence of smoking among undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students in Spain decreased from 29.3 percent in 2003 to 18.2 percent in 2013. (2015-06-15)
Dutch study highlights short-term and long-term options for treatment of tennis elbow
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. (2002-02-21)
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 (2007-09-24)
Physiotherapy no better than advice for back pain
Routine physiotherapy for mild to moderate low back pain is no more effective than a single advice session with a physiotherapist, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2004-09-23)
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)
Corticosteroid injection, physiotherapy do not provide significant improvement for 'tennis elbow'
Among patients with chronic unilateral lateral epicondylalgia ( (2013-02-05)
Telephone physiotherapy reduces waiting times and provides equally good patient results
A physiotherapy service based on initial telephone assessment has the ability to provide faster access to the service and cut waiting times, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. (2013-01-29)
BioMed Central publishes open-access journal dedicated to physiotherapy
In partnership with the Italian Society of Physiotherapy and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, BioMed Central has launched Archives of Physiotherapy. (2015-07-10)
Physiotherapists and pharmacists can help reduce knee pain and reliance on painkillers
Older people with knee pain who receive their main care from physiotherapists and pharmacists are more likely to experience improvements in pain levels and knee function, and are less likely to need NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; e.g., asprin and ibuprofen), according to a BMJ study. (2006-10-19)
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. (2007-09-24)
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. (2014-05-21)
Early promise for stroke patients given levodopa and physiotherapy
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. (2001-09-06)
Limited benefit of community physiotherapy one year after stroke
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. (2002-01-17)
Physiotherapy after surgery -- the best solution for shoulder problems
Most patients who receive physiotherapy after surgery experience that pain is reduced by a half within a few months. (2010-08-23)
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)
Intensive therapy no better than traditional care at speeding up recovery from whiplash
More costly, intensive treatment works no better than usual care at speeding up recovery from whiplash injuries, according to new research published Online First in The Lancet. (2012-12-17)
Added benefit of fampridine is not proven
Fampridine (trade name Fampyra) has been approved in Germany since July 2011 for adult patients suffering from a higher grade walking disability, as a result of multiple sclerosis (MS). (2012-08-29)
New mums beat the blues and increase well-being with physio exercise, study reveals
Exercising in the first three months after giving birth, can reduce the risk of postnatal depression and increase well-being, a University of Melbourne (Australia) study conducted at Melbourne's Angliss Hospital, has revealed. (2010-04-01)
Pain that brings us to our knees -- a great debate on a bone of contention
Pain caused by the kneecap, medically known as the patella, is a challenge to treat with the best treatment approach still to be identified. (2005-11-17)
Intense treatment no better than advice & exercise at reducing pain from chronic whiplash
Results of a new trial of treatments for chronic whiplash pain, published in The Lancet, suggest that expensive, intense physiotherapy sessions do not show any additional benefit over a single physiotherapy session of education and advice with phone follow-up. (2014-04-03)
Physiotherapists cure incontinence
Physiotherapy is effective in treating stress incontinence in about 80 per cent of cases, according to the first national study undertaken in clinical practice by researchers at the University of South Australia. (2005-05-19)
UK stroke care is improving, but inequalities still exist
The quality of stroke care in the UK is improving, but significant inequalities still exist, warns a new study published on bmj.com today. (2011-02-24)
Chest physiotherapy not effective in infants hospitalized with acute bronchiolitis
In research published this week in PLoS Medicine, Vincent Gajdos and colleagues report the results of a randomized trial conducted among hospitalized infants with bronchiolitis. (2010-09-28)
Researchers at the University of Granada associate trigger points with shoulder injury
Twenty-five out of 1,000 visits to the family doctor are related to shoulder pain. (2010-09-30)
Breast cancer survivors suffer musculoskeletal alterations caused by surgery
A research study conducted at the University of Granada has revealed that breast cancer survivors exhibit greater activation of neck and shoulder muscles, which may contribute to the development of chronic pain. (2012-02-13)
A dog's life -- physiotherapy for arthritic pets
Animals with osteoarthritis are generally offered the same types of physiotherapy as humans, although most of the methods have not been directly tested on animals. (2010-08-25)
Dance and virtual reality: A promising treatment for urinary incontinence in elderly women
Virtual reality, dance and fun are not the first things that come to mind when we think of treating urinary incontinence in senior women. (2014-01-14)
Groundbreaking study to transform service users' involvement in mental health care
A groundbreaking study could help to revolutionise the way in which mental health service users and their carers plan their care. (2013-04-15)
Exercise better than shockwave treatment for chronic shoulder pain
Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2009-09-15)
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)
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)
New physio guidelines for the elderly at risk of falls
Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence. (2012-08-31)
Magnetic treatment may help people with spinal cord injuries
A preliminary study has shown for the first time that it may be possible to help people who have suffered partial damage to their spinal cord by applying a magnetic therapy to their brain. (2004-05-10)
More pain means real gain in complex regional pain syndrome treatment
A new study in Clinical Rehabilitation has shown that for sufferers of Type I Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, working through the pain of an aggressive physiotherapy program often leads to far better results than a more cautious pain-free approach. (2009-11-12)
Depression after stroke: A neglected problem
People who have had a stroke and the people who are close to them need more support in order to manage the consequences of stroke. (2008-07-09)
Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis
Researchers at the University of Nottingham are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of osteoarthritis -- a condition which leads to pain, stiffness, swelling and disability. (2009-07-23)
Award will evaluate role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy
Physiotherapists from Brunel's Clinical Sciences team have been awarded £250,000 to lead research into resistance training in young people with cerebral palsy. (2015-01-14)
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