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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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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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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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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. …

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