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PEDro World-Wide Journal Club on exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain is now available

Welcome to the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club. The purpose of the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is to encourage the global physiotherapy community to read trials, reviews and guidelines that have important implications for clinical practice. …

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Systematic review found that 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

Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint, of which rotator cuff related pain is the predominant diagnosis. Clinical guidelines recommend exercise for rotator cuff related pain but make no distinction about the type of exercise …

Read moreSystematic review found that 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

Infographic for systematic review that antenatal pelvic floor muscle training can prevent urinary incontinence

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Woodley et al. The review concluded that antenatal pelvic floor muscle training can prevent urinary incontinence. Some suggestions for providing antenatal pelvic floor muscle training are in …

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Systematic review found that antenatal pelvic floor muscle training can prevent urinary incontinence

Pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence are common after pregnancy and childbirth. In the first 3 months after childbirth about one-third of women have urinary incontinence and up to one-tenth have faecal incontinence. Pelvic floor muscle …

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Infographic for systematic review that found that stroke patients who receive stroke unit care are more likely to be alive, independent, and living at home at 1 year post-stroke

Last month we summarised the Langhorne et al. The review concluded that stroke patients who receive stroke unit care are more likely to be alive, independent, and living at home 1 year after the stroke. …

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Systematic review found that stroke patients who receive stroke unit care are more likely to be alive, independent, and living at home at 1 year post-stroke

Stroke is the third leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Stroke units provide guideline-directed and multi-disciplinary care (medical, nursing, and allied health, including physiotherapy) for patients hospitalised with stroke. …

Read moreSystematic review found that stroke patients who receive stroke unit care are more likely to be alive, independent, and living at home at 1 year post-stroke

Infographic for systematic review that found that early rehabilitation interventions reduce the likelihood of developing intensive care unit-acquired weakness in critically ill patients

Last month we summarised the Anekwe et al. The review concluded that early rehabilitation interventions (early mobilisation and/or neuromuscular electrical stimulation) reduce the likelihood of developing intensive care unit-acquired weakness in critically ill patients. Some …

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Systematic review found that early rehabilitation interventions reduce the likelihood of developing intensive care unit-acquired weakness in critically ill patients

Intensive care unit-acquired weakness is associated with significant impairments in body structure and function, activity limitation, and participation restriction. The aim of this review was to estimate the average effect of early rehabilitation interventions compared …

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Infographic for systematic review that found that exercise improves symptoms of depression in people with chronic health conditions

Last month we summarised the Beland et al systematic review. The review concluded that exercise improves symptoms of depression in people with chronic health conditions. Some suggestions for providing exercise programs are in this infographic. …

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Systematic review found that exercise improves symptoms of depression in people with chronic health conditions

People with non-communicable chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and type 2 diabetes have higher rates of symptoms of depression than the general population. Symptoms of depression are also an adverse …

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