Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness

About Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus What is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect. It affects the development of the spine, spinal cord and the brain. For everyone born with spina bifida at least one spinal vertebra is only partly formed and the spinal cord at…

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Personally tailored exercises offer relief for patients with lower back pain

Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the lower back. This combination reduced the disability experienced by patients and…

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Therapeutic-Exercise Prescription the backbone of Physiotherapy

Exercise can be defined as the prescription of a physical activity program that involves the client undertaking voluntary muscle contraction and/or body movement with the aim of relieving symptoms or improving function, or improving, retaining or slowing deterioration of health (Licht S (1984).  Physical therapy, which is the care and…

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Stroke Rehabilitation: Adapting Research Findings into Clinical Practice. Are we ready?

The role played by physiotherapists in stroke rehabilitation Physical therapists specialize in treating disabilities related to motor and sensory impairments.Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For example, these skills can include coordinating leg movements in order to walk or carrying…

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Parkinson’s: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life

Parkinson’s Disease Sports Medicine / FitnessRehabilitation / Physical Therapy  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316573.php Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Friday 24 March 2017 email Exercising for at least 2.5 hours every week may help maintain physical health and quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. Researchers suggest that exercising…

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Moving the goal posts

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Moving the goal posts AUTHOR: PHYSIOSA COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING TEAM 06 APRIL 2017 TAGS:   Moving the goal posts While it’s good to have a name to call the pain and inflammation you experience, a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is never welcome. With Google handy on everyone’s phones, people…

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