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Systematic review found that neuromuscular electrical stimulation improves activities of daily living after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and is typically associated with loss of motor function and reduced ability to perform activities of daily living. Electrical stimulation is recommended in clinical guidelines, but previous systematic …

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Systematic review found that behavioural strategies combined with self-directed exercise programs increase adherence with physical activity in women who had breast cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in women globally. Self-directed physical activity or exercise programs are associated with positive breast cancer outcomes. Behavioural strategies that can increase adherence with these …

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Systematic review found that some types of exercise are more effective than others for adults with chronic low back pain

Guidelines recommend exercise as first line care for the treatment of chronic low back pain. A Cochrane review summarised in a PEDro blog in November 2021 concluded that exercise therapy most likely reduces pain when …

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Systematic review found that exercise reduces pain more than no treatment in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability globally and results in enormous direct healthcare and lost productivity costs. Despite a large amount of research, there remains uncertainty about the best treatment approach for …

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Welcoming new reporting guidelines for systematic reviews in exercise, rehabilitation and sports – PERSiST

Transparent, accurate and comprehensive reporting of systematic reviews helps clinicians and policy-makers to implement the review findings into practice. This can be facilitated by helping the authors of systematic reviews to clearly report why the …

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Systematic review found that behaviour change interventions increase physical activity during admission in hospitalised patients

Admission to hospital for treatment of many health conditions is associated with impaired mobility and a period of bed rest that can lead to reduced physical activity. These low levels of physical activity observed during …

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Systematic review found that exercise prehabilitation increases preoperative functional capacity and decreases postoperative hospital length of stay in people undergoing surgery for abdominal cancer

Prehabilitation aims to promote physical and psychological health and address modifiable risk factors prior to surgery to improve postoperative outcomes. There are conflicting results regarding the effectiveness of prehabilitation in patients with cancer awaiting surgery, …

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Systematic review found that exercise-based prevention programs may reduce the risk of non-contact musculoskeletal injuries in football (soccer) players

Football (soccer) is a popular sport world-wide. Despite the health benefits of playing football, non-contact musculoskeletal injuries (eg, hamstring strain) are relatively common. Exercise-based programs have been developed to prevent injury, but previous evaluations have …

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Systematic review found that pain neurophysiology education may reduce pain and psychological distress in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal pain is prevalent, disabling and associated with high socioeconomic costs. In the 2000’s there was a paradigm shift in using education to treat musculoskeletal pain. Traditional education strategies focused on anatomy, biomechanics and the …

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