Nutrition and Health

You know that healthy habits are hard to develop and often   require changing your mindset. But if you’re willing to makes acrifices to better your health, the impact can be far-reaching, regardless of your age, sex, or physical ability. Furthermore well conditioned habits, such as consuming healthy diet, regular exercise, and keeping away from dangerous substances, make sense, but did you ever stop to think about why you practice them? A healthy habit is any behavior that enhances your physical, mental, and emotional health. These habits improve your overall well-being…

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Fitness and Exercise

Centuries of Human existence, the most globally pervasive change has been the rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which recommends that existing health systems will need to be reorganized and reoriented to include the prevention, control surveillance, and manageable measures of NCDs. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year than all other causes combined. Contrary to popular opinion, available data demonstrate that nearly 80% of NCD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Read more…

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Innovations

What would you do if your patient wanted to make a ponytail but had use of only one arm/hand? Well, I was challenged by this request and figured it out utilizing occupational therapy activity analysis and processes. I want to share this easy and attractive solution so that everyone who needs this will have access to this information.  Using just a button and hair elastic, you can teach this skill. As therapists, we enable independence by teaching adaptive strategies, so you should learn how to make this device and keep…

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Exercise and Health

ACL Injuries can stop a blossoming sporting career dead in its tracks, or stop a player from reaching their full potential. Sometimes they can be the end of a player’s career. Furthermore, ACL injury comes at high physical, emotional and financial cost to the athlete, and the very sad thing is, a high percentage of ACL injuries can be prevented. Research tells us that between 50-70% of ACL injuries can be prevented with ACL prevention programs, or neuromuscular training programs. Read More…

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Thihan Chandramohan appointed as New Physio for Bangladesh Cricket Team

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has ended its contract with Physio Dean Conway and has appointed Thihan Chandramohan to fill the vacancy on the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka, according to BCB press release. Chandramohan is an experienced sports physiotherapist from Australia who has worked with elite level and first class cricketers in his capacity of lead physio for Hampshire County Cricket Club in the UK and Victoria Stars and Victoria Bushrangers in Australia. According to Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud, Chandramohan is set to arrive in Sri Lanka from…

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Extended Television viewing habits can impact knee Extensor strength

The Australian Diabetes, Obesity, and Lifestyle Study shows how extended television viewing habits can impact knee extensor strength. Researchers in Australia have amassed 12 years' worth of data involving a total of 1,983 participants who had been with the program were used to track their television viewing patterns over time using group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM). Researchers grouped participants into 3 major viewing time "trajectories" consisting of 2 subgroups each: consistently low and low-increasing (0-5.75 hours/week), moderate-increasing and moderate-decreasing (6-11.6 hours/week), and consistently high and high-increasing (18-115 hours/week). Researchers then analyzed…

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Exercise guide for Musculoskeletal conditions published by Arthritis Research UK

The document, Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, back pain was endorsed by the CSP, along with GP and local government organisations. Priya Dasoju, the CSP’s public health lead, said: ‘This document pulls together important evidence and case studies showing the benefits of physical activity for people with MSK conditions. ‘It provides an excellent platform for discussion and an opportunity for service planners and providers to consider how best to integrate physical activity into pathways for MSK patients.’ It details resources that local authorities…

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Australian Physiotherapy Association is urging parents not to be wary of children carrying a backpack of moderate weight

Research has shown that weight-bearing activity can help to prevent back pain in adolescence. As children return to school, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging parents not to be wary of children carrying a backpack of moderate weight. “Parents shouldn't be worried about their children carrying some load in their bag. Excessively weighty bags—where the child is clearly uncomfortable—are not advisable, but carrying some load to and from school is perfectly safe and probably useful in the long run.” Physiotherapists are encouraging parents to create new habits such as…

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Physiotherapy students have helped a team of footballers to complete 3 day challenge in south London.

Sports rehabilitation and physio students from Middlesex University supported 16 players who took part in the gruelling three-day challenge, held at Chestnut Grove Academy in south London. The students, along with physiotherapy tutors, provided players with massages during rest breaks in the 72-hour indoor match, which took place over nine five-hour shifts. Steven Burrows took part in the game and said: ‘The students were more than helpful. All had a great attitude and literally made sure our bodies didn’t fall apart. Without them I don’t think any of us would…

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