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Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

Back pain is exceptionally common. In fact, to not experience back pain at some point of your life would be thoroughly abnormal. Experiencing back pain is like becoming tired or becoming sad; we don’t necessarily like it, but it’s perfectly common. [More]
Computer games benefit stroke survivors, improve arm movements

Computer games benefit stroke survivors, improve arm movements

Stroke survivors can have "significant" improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. [More]
Research may provide useful applications for care of stroke patients

Research may provide useful applications for care of stroke patients

Using world-leading research methods, the team of Dr David Wright and Prof Paul Holmes, working with Dr Jacqueline Williams from the Victoria University in Melbourne, studied activity in an area of the brain responsible for controlling movements when healthy participants observed a video showing simple hand movements and simultaneously imagined that they were performing the observed movement. [More]
Researchers set up innovative project to monitor physical activity of patients with haemophilia

Researchers set up innovative project to monitor physical activity of patients with haemophilia

The research group Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory from the School of Engineering Universitat de València (UV) and a team of scientists at the Faculty of Physiotherapy led by Professor Felipe Querol have set up an innovative project for monitoring the physical activity of people with haemophilia through individual devices with the purpose of developing patterns which help to improve their quality of life and treatments. [More]
Excess consumption of common pain relievers poses significant health risks to Australians

Excess consumption of common pain relievers poses significant health risks to Australians

On the final day of Be Medicinewise Week 2014, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people that excess consumption of common pain relievers is a serious medicine safety issue. [More]
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nominated twice for Health Service Journal Awards

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nominated twice for Health Service Journal Awards

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been nominated twice for outstanding ideas improving patient care in the Health Service Journal Awards 2014 – one of the most coveted awards in healthcare. [More]
Keele University researchers awarded grant to develop new treatment for musculoskeletal problems

Keele University researchers awarded grant to develop new treatment for musculoskeletal problems

Researchers at Keele University in the UK have been awarded a £1.93 million National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for a new five year programme of research to develop a new treatment model for people with musculoskeletal problems in primary care, in which treatment will be tailored to patients' risk of persistent pain and disability. [More]
Research shows colon cancer survivors are more likely to experience pain in back, abdomen

Research shows colon cancer survivors are more likely to experience pain in back, abdomen

Researchers from the University of Granada have discovered that colon cancer survivors are more likely to suffer future lesions related with pain in the back and lower abdomen than healthy individuals of the same gender and age. [More]
European researchers explore new tools for prevention of back pain

European researchers explore new tools for prevention of back pain

European researchers and clinicians are working hand in hand to unveil the mechanisms leading to back pain, likely the most widespread chronic pathology among humans. Until recently, it was assumed that disc degeneration was the main process behind back pain. The intervertebral discs are joints made of soft and very strain resistant material, placed between the vertebrae of the spine. [More]
Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis questioned

Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis questioned

Hip osteoarthritis is a prevalent and costly chronic musculoskeletal condition. Clinical guidelines recommend physiotherapy as treatment, although its effectiveness has never been proven. [More]

Nexstim joins 2014 Red Herring mark of distinction

Red Herring's Top 100 Europe celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of technology companies and their position to grow at an explosive rate. The awards winners were announced today, and Nexstim has proudly been selected in this prestigious group as a Top 100 Europe. [More]
Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

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. [More]
Early rehabilitation improves neurofunctional outcome after surgery in children with spinal tumors

Early rehabilitation improves neurofunctional outcome after surgery in children with spinal tumors

In children, primary spinal tumors comprise 4% of all tumors from the central nervous system. Spinal tumors can present with a variety of clinical signs and symptoms in children such as pain followed by motor regression, gait disturbance, sphincter dysfunction, sensory symptoms, torticollis, and kyphoscoliosis. [More]
New research reveals how good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

New research reveals how good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. [More]

Study: People improve their performance more when they practice with partner

People improve their performance more when they practise with a partner rather than on their own, according to a new study. The research could ultimately help people rehabilitating from a stroke. [More]

Study: Partner’s touch improves individual’s performance

People improve their performance more when they practise with a partner rather than on their own, according to a new study. [More]
Development of physical aggression in toddlers strongly linked with genetic factors

Development of physical aggression in toddlers strongly linked with genetic factors

The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment, according to a new study led by Eric Lacourse of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital. Lacourse's worked with the parents of identical and non-identical twins to evaluate and compare their behaviour, environment and genetics. [More]
Robot-assisted therapy shows increased mobility after paresis

Robot-assisted therapy shows increased mobility after paresis

The survivors of a stroke often struggle with persistent loss of function of the central nervous system. Around the world strokes are one of the most frequent causes of paresis. [More]

Virtual reality, dance and fun help in treating urinary incontinence in senior 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. However, these concepts were the foundations of a promising study by Dr. Chantal Dumoulin, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Urogynaecological Health and Aging, a researcher at the Institut universitaire de g-riatrie de Montr-al, and an associate professor in the Physiotherapy Program of the Rehabilitation School at Universit- de Montr-al, and her master's student, Miss Val-rie Elliott. [More]
Synthetic cannabinoid molecule created for osteoarthritis

Synthetic cannabinoid molecule created for osteoarthritis

Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. [More]