Do you set clearly defined goals with your clients? New research suggests that "shared" goal setting is more beneficial for older patients aged 65 and over, as compared to standard care. Researchers identified eight studies involving shared goals or multifactorial intervention. Book in for a supervision session with us to find out how to set goals with your patients.
Unsurprisingly the biggest factors stopping us from working out regularly are time and motivation. The recent survey from fitness app creators Freeletics also demonstrated that calorie counting is more popular than eating healthily despite evidence that the latter is far more effective for weight loss.
What is the link between your knees and your diet? Fibre can help with osteoarthritis of the knee, as new research involving 5000 participants shows. Amazingly the risk was up to 61% lower among those who ate large amounts of fibre in their diets compared with those who ate least. You can read the full report of the study here.
Have you had a metal or metal hip replacement? If so, new guidance suggests that you should have a follow-up appointment to check for any signs of negative effects. The advice comes from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. You can read the full guidance here. Click here to make an appointment today to have a thorough check by our physio Sudhir Daya.
Do you have osteoarthritis of the knees? A new study shows that the supplement chondroitin sulfate can be as effective a treatement as anti-inflammatories for this painful condition. Source: http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/29/annrheumdis-2016-210860
An interesting article recently published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy looks at how cardboard could be the key to making affordable rehabilitation and assistive products for disabled people. Academic Tracey Howe of Glasgow Caledonian University has been pioneering research and development in the field. You can read the full article here.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated it's guidance on type 2 diabetes. Physiotherapists and other health professionals should make patients aware that the risks could be reduced significantly through lifestyle changes. You can read the full update here.