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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]
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]
Griffith students providing healthcare in Malawi

Griffith students providing healthcare in Malawi

Malawi was the recent destination for a group of Griffith Health students who found that they could learn more from the disadvantaged local people than they had ever imagined. [More]
New research confirms the efficacy of Hilterapia laser technique for treating tendinitis

New research confirms the efficacy of Hilterapia laser technique for treating tendinitis

A recent study conducted by the researchers Gabrhel J., Popracová Z., Tauchmannová H. and M. Nemšák on the application of Hilterapia®, produced by ASAlaser - a company for over 30 years at the forefront of the study and development of therapeutic laser solutions - in Achilles tendinopathy and in serious tendons and ligaments disorders has confirmed its full effect. [More]
Bayshore HealthCare achieves BPSO designation

Bayshore HealthCare achieves BPSO designation

Bayshore HealthCare Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has achieved the designation of Best Practice Spotlight Organization presented by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. [More]
Researchers and medical bodies explore ways to secure funds for womb cancer research

Researchers and medical bodies explore ways to secure funds for womb cancer research

A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer, with a survey launched today (23 March 2015). [More]
Three innovative research projects aim to improve lives of people with mobility difficulties

Three innovative research projects aim to improve lives of people with mobility difficulties

A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [More]

Altering visual cues can impact chronic neck pain

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [More]
Physiotherapy Associates, Performance Health partner to deliver TheraBand Active Care System

Physiotherapy Associates, Performance Health partner to deliver TheraBand Active Care System

Physiotherapy Associates, a leading provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation, today announced a partnership with Performance Health to deliver the TheraBand Active Care System. Performance Health manufactures TheraBand, Biofreeze and other market leading rehabilitation and wellness brands. [More]
TAU researchers identify novel genetic mutation as source of specific rare disease

TAU researchers identify novel genetic mutation as source of specific rare disease

Rare diseases -- those that affect fewer than one in 200,000 people -- are often identified early in life. Some 30 percent of children afflicted by these "orphan diseases" do not live to see their fifth birthday. While the U.S. Orphan Drug Act of 1983 was written into law to promote research on the topic, the cost of identifying the source and progression of these diseases remains prohibitive for many families. [More]
Reducing fears key to success of CBT or GET in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing fears key to success of CBT or GET in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing fears that exercise or activity will make symptoms worse is one of the most important factors determining the success of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or graded exercise therapy (GET) in reducing fatigue and improving physical function in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to new analysis of data from the PACE trial, reported in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. [More]
Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Preliminary results of a four-month clinical trial offer hope for the thousands of baby boomer men turning 50 every minute, with nearly 6-in-10 of them experiencing erectile dysfunction. Proving pelvic floor exercise can help turn back the clock on sexual decline, the study demonstrates that weighted resistance training improves erectile function in both healthy men and those with erectile dysfunction. [More]
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]
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