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Systematic review found that exercise therapy delivered using advanced telehealth technology may improve exercise capacity, dyspnoea and quality of life

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major cause of disability and mortality worldwide. There is level 1 evidence that exercise-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise capacity, dyspnoea and quality of life. Telecommunication technology can be used …

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Infographic for systematic review that found that electromechanical- or robot-assisted training increases the likelihood of independent walking after stroke

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Mehrholz et al. The review concluded that electromechanical- or robot-assisted training increases the likelihood of independent walking after stroke. Some suggestions for providing electromechanical- or robot-assisted training …

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Systematic review found that electromechanical- or robot-assisted training increases the likelihood of independent walking after stroke

Improving walking is one of the main goals of rehabilitation after stroke. Electromechanical or robotic devices allow people with stroke with impaired walking to participate in intensive, high repetition, walking practice. This systematic review aimed …

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Infographic for systematic review that found Tai Chi probably improves physical and mental health in people with knee osteoarthritis

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Hu et al. The review concluded that Tai Chi can improve physical and mental health in people with knee osteoarthritis. Some suggestions for providing Tai Chi for …

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Systematic review found that Tai Chi probably improves physical and mental health in people with knee osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a common and disabling condition. Previous reviews of Tai Chi for knee osteoarthritis have focused on physical health outcomes. This systematic review aimed to estimate the effects of Tai Chi compared to …

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Infographic for systematic review that found pulmonary rehabilitation can improve functional capacity and quality of life in people with pneumoconiosis

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Zhao et al. The review concluded that pulmonary rehabilitation can improve functional capacity and quality of life in people with pneumoconiosis. Some suggestions for providing pulmonary rehabilitation …

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Systematic review found that pulmonary rehabilitation can improve functional capacity and quality of life in people with pneumoconiosis

Pneumoconiosis is a class of interstitial lung disease where inhalation of mineral dust (eg, silica) has caused interstitial fibrosis. It is commonly caused by occupational exposure. In 2018 pneumoconiosis accounted for over 80% of occupational …

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Infographic for systematic review that found exercise alone or combined with education probably reduces future low back pain intensity and disability in working aged adults

Last month we summarised the systematic review by de Campos et al. The review concluded that exercise alone or combined with education probably reduces future low back pain intensity and disability in working aged adults. …

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Systematic review found that exercise alone or combined with education probably reduces future low back pain intensity and disability in working aged adults

Low back pain is the leading cause of global disability and a common reason for absence from work, reduced productivity and seeking care. Prevention strategies are required to reduce the burden associated with this chronic, …

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Infographic for systematic review that found resisted and progressive exercise reduces pain and dysfunction, but non-resisted or non-progressive exercise does not, in people with rotator cuff related shoulder pain

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Naunton et al. The review concluded that resisted and progressive exercise reduces pain and dysfunction, but non-resisted or non-progressive exercise does not, in people with rotator cuff …

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