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Professional values – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Professional values A recent study in Physiotherapy Canada looked to try to identify core physiotherapy professional values from both primary and grey literature and the views of physiotherapists attending the 2016 CPA Congress. The findings of the study perhaps unsurprising, with 10 values coming out most strongly: accountabilityadvocacyaltruismcompassion and caringequityexcellenceintegritypatient and client centredrespectsocial responsibility What is interesting about these values is not so much that they are stated at all – after all, most established health professions could and do…

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How Healthy Eating Can Change Your Body Within Minutes – Fitness Article

We are always thinking about the benefits of a healthy diet, but it’s not always easy to commit ourselves. Have you ever wondered how much time it took for our body to gain from nourishment, menacing the effect of proactive food? According to the researchers, to change your body within minutes and see a positive change, only a healthy diet can help. Here is what happens to your body, just after you start taking a healthy diet. First 20 minutes…

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Three dangerous words… | The Sports Physio – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Three dangerous words… | The Sports Physio There is a saying in many professions that three of the most dangerous words used are ‘in my experience’ as relying on it can cause some big problems. However, I also think there are another three words being used a lot recently that can be just as dangerous, these are ‘research has shown’! Over the past few decade’s healthcare has been trying to move away from individual experience-based practice to a more scientific evidence-based practice, in…

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City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? In the previous blog on City2Surf post race recovery, we discussed the importance of preparing yourself as a form of prevention of DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  DOMS is a pain response when the muscle tissue is exposed to an exercise intensity that it is unaccustomed to. In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of preparing your body for the increased exercise load. In the…

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Running Volunteers Needed For Research – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Running Volunteers Needed For Research Our Sports & Soft Tissue Therapist, Will, is currently in the final year of his MSc in Sport Rehabilitation at St. Mary’s University. As part of his final year dissertation he is researching Achilles Tendinopathy in runners.  During the week commencing 15th July, he is looking for runners to participate in his research study investigating the strength of the calf muscle in those with and without previous history of Achilles Tendinopathy. Testing will take place…

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Should I Have Surgery For My Shoulder Impingement? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Should I Have Surgery For My Shoulder Impingement? Arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery (ASAD) is a surgery performed for patients with subacromial shoulder pain, or “shoulder impingement”, which accounts for up to 70% of all shoulder pain problems. The first ASAD was performed in 1972, and it is now one of the most common surgical procedures in orthopaedics. The rationale behind the procedure is that the pain is caused by excessive compression of the rotator cuff (shoulder muscles) and its bursa…

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Is foam rolling effective? | – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Is foam rolling effective? | Whilst lot of athletes and coaches swear by foam rolling as a means of reducing DOMS, improving flexibility and strength, we explore the results of a meta-analysis and systematic review to understand what the research says about the effectiveness of foam rolling. Over the recent years, there has been a spate of foam rolling devices flooding the market. There are various varieties of foam rollers – solid cylindrical, hollow core ones, roller sticks or even…

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Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management Depression is becoming more widely and acceptably spoken about, and while there is still lots we need to research to further understand the complexity of depression, there is an increasing understanding of the role exercise plays in its management. With over 100 studies conducted on the role of exercise in the management of depression there is an increasing awareness of the crossover of physiotherapy as an adjunct to managing the exercise…

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