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Simulated practice in healthcare: an interview with Andy Anderson

Simulated practice in healthcare: an interview with Andy Anderson

There's around 95 to 100 simulation centres across the NHS in secondary care. These centres are used for a whole variety of training, practicing of skills and recreating incidents so that staff can prevent them recurring. [More]
Physiotherapy ‘should be targeted’ in Parkinson’s disease

Physiotherapy ‘should be targeted’ in Parkinson’s disease

Physical and occupational therapy does not deliver quality of life benefits for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease, a randomised trial shows. [More]
Regular exercise improves balance, reduces dependence for people with dementia

Regular exercise improves balance, reduces dependence for people with dementia

Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and reduces dependence on assistance. This according to new research on healthcare for people suffering from dementia conducted at Umeå University in Sweden, which has now been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. [More]
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy not effective in patients with Parkinson's disease

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy not effective in patients with Parkinson's disease

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. [More]
Physiotherapy equipment market in India expected to grow at CAGR of over 12% during 2015 - 2020

Physiotherapy equipment market in India expected to grow at CAGR of over 12% during 2015 - 2020

According to recently published Pharmaion report, "India Physiotherapy Equipment Market Opportunities, 2010 - 2020", the physiotherapy equipment market in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during 2015 - 2020, on account of increasing prevalence of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, expanding elderly population and escalating demand for at-home physiotherapy. [More]
Keeping employees healthy: an interview with Clare Sicklen, HR Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Keeping employees healthy: an interview with Clare Sicklen, HR Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Our approach to health at work dates back to our Credo which was crafted by our former chairman Robert Wood Johnson in 1943. [More]
Dusseldorf will be the meeting point for MEDICA and COMPAMED this week

Dusseldorf will be the meeting point for MEDICA and COMPAMED this week

In the coming week, from 16 to 19 November 2015, Düsseldorf will again become the central meeting point of the international health business. Then, for the first time on the new set of dates from Monday to Thursday (previously: Wednesday to Saturday), the world’s largest medical trade fair, MEDICA, and the international leading supplier specialist trade fair, COMPAMED taking place at the same time, are going to start. [More]
Study shows surgery may not be a best option for AC joint dislocations

Study shows surgery may not be a best option for AC joint dislocations

Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical treatment typically experience fewer complications and return to work sooner, according to new research published today in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. [More]

University of Oslo researchers examine treatment methods for tennis elbow

The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners. Now researchers at the University of Oslo have taken a closer look at the treatment methods. [More]
Warwick Medical School to lead study on the effect of physiotherapy after breast cancer surgery

Warwick Medical School to lead study on the effect of physiotherapy after breast cancer surgery

What is expected to be the biggest UK study on the effect of physiotherapy on women after breast cancer surgery is to be led by Warwick Medical School in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. [More]
Physio announces acquisition of Therapy Plus, debt restructuring through GE Capital's HFS

Physio announces acquisition of Therapy Plus, debt restructuring through GE Capital's HFS

Physiotherapy Corporation announced today that it has acquired Therapy Plus, a seven-facility physical and occupational therapy provider in Milwaukee, WI. This follows its recent integration with the Anderson Orthopedic Clinics in northern Virginia and a joint venture with Central Iowa Healthcare in Marshalltown, IA. [More]

New IMA device could improve diagnosis, treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain

More than 100 million people across Europe suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, with an estimated 40 per cent undiagnosed. Ageing populations throughout Europe means that this only going to increase in the coming years. [More]
Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf issues statement on upcoming MEDICA 2015

Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf issues statement on upcoming MEDICA 2015

To get to the top is difficult; to stay at the top is even more difficult. Every athlete knows that and this also applies to the trade show business. [More]
New brain stimulation technique could improve physical performance

New brain stimulation technique could improve physical performance

Researchers have discovered a new technique to enhance brain excitability that could improve physical performance in healthy individuals such as athletes and musicians. [More]
BioMed Central launches new open access journal Archives of Physiotherapy

BioMed Central launches new open access journal Archives of 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. It is one of the few open access journals specializing solely in the subject of physiotherapy. The article-processing charges (APCs) will be covered on behalf of authors by both organizations for the first four years of publication. [More]
Natural environments promote healthy aging in seniors

Natural environments promote healthy aging in seniors

Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending time outside, often in remote places to "get away from it all." Now research conducted by a University of Minnesota graduate student with a team in Vancouver, B.C., shows that green and "blue" spaces (environments with running or still water) are especially beneficial for healthy aging in seniors. [More]
Gene therapy improves lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis

Gene therapy improves lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis

Gene therapy was shown to provide significant benefits for patients with cystic fibrosis in a recent clinical study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. [More]
First participant enrolled in RepliCel's RCT-01 Phase 1/2 clinical trial for treatment of chronic tendinosis

First participant enrolled in RepliCel's RCT-01 Phase 1/2 clinical trial for treatment of chronic tendinosis

RepliCel Life Sciences Inc., a clinical stage regenerative medicine company focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, announced today that the first participant in its Phase 1/2 clinical trial of RCT-01, being tested for the treatment of chronic unilateral Achilles tendinosis, has been enrolled and their tissue biopsy sent for processing prior to intra-tendon ultrasound-guided injections. [More]
New form of talking therapy shows promise for people suffering from chronic low back pain

New form of talking therapy shows promise for people suffering from chronic low back pain

New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that a new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also suffering from related psychological stress. [More]
Medical guidance lacking on how to care for elderly hip fracture patients with dementia

Medical guidance lacking on how to care for elderly hip fracture patients with dementia

Medical guidance on how to care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is 'sadly lacking' according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. [More]
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