BPPV Review


Nxt Gen Faculty, Doug Murray, presenting a BPPV Review.

Nxt Gen Faculty, Doug Murray, presenting a BPPV Reviewhttps://vimeo.com/147893357
Posted by Nxtgen Institute of Physical Therapy on Friday, April 1, 2016

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WCPT Congress 2019 to be held in Geneva

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WCPT’s annual general meeting and congress in 2019 will be hosted by physioswiss, the Swiss Physiotherapy Association, with strong support from the state.

Physioswiss has been a WCPT member since 1963 and it was one of three organizations that bid for the opportunity to host.

WCPT’s upcoming Congress will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017.

Does early exercise attenuate muscle atrophy or bone loss after spinal cord injury?

spinal cord injury

The objective of this study was to systematically identify and assess the evidence on the efficacy of exercise initiated early after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) through a comprehensive search (Any-2014) of eleven databases identified studies evaluating exercise interventions initiated within 12 weeks after SCI on muscle and bone loss in paralyzed limbs and comparing with standard care or immobilization. Two reviewers assessed methodological quality. One reviewer extracted data and critiqued results according to the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence body of evidence framework. A total of 2811 titles were screened. Eleven studies were included: five randomized controlled trials, four cohort studies and two within-subject control studies. All provided level II evidence with a moderate risk of bias. Two studies found significant positive effects of high-load FES-resisted stance on physiological measures of muscle. Three reported positive effects of 3 months of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) on muscle size. Two studies found positive effects of 6-month body-weight supported treadmill training or FES on trabecular bone using pQCT.

The authors  found consistent evidence of positive effects of early exercise on muscle, possibly related to load intensity of the protocol. However, the heterogeneity of interventions and outcomes makes this determination speculative. Evidence for the effectiveness of early exercise on bone is scant and confined to measures of trabecular bone mineral density via pQCT. Transparent reporting of methods and variability of data, combined with standardization of valid and sensitive measures of muscle atrophy and bone loss, could facilitate future meta-analysis on this topic.

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2 New FREE Open Online Courses in Physiopedia in 2016 – Physical Activity and Cerebral Palsy

We are super excited to announce that we will be running two free open online courses (MOOCs) this year in Physiopedia.  The first in July is on Physical Activity and Exercise, and the second in September is all about Cerebral Palsy.

Physiotherapy, exercise and physical activity courseIn collaboration with Exercise Works the physical activity course encompasses Physiotherapy, Exercise and Physical Activity (PEPA). The course will cover all aspects of the evidence for physical activity, health benefits and best practice models, based on a variety of national and international guidelines.

This 6 week course starts 4th July.

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Understanding cerebral palsy courseThe Cerebral Palsy course in September will be in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  The goal of this course is to increase the knowledge base for sound rehabilitation practice, in particular in less resourced settings where the management of Cerebral Palsy merits increased attention.

This 6 week course starts 5th September.

Register for the Cerebral Palsy Course

This is an initial announcement of these two courses that follow the success of our previous Physiotherapy Management of Spinal Cord Injuries and Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation courses.  We will provide more detail and information here as we get closer to the courses.

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NHS launches diabetes prevention programme

Diabetes diabetic patient woman hands measuring glucose level blood test with glucometer before insulin injection on a white background

Physiotherapists could be key players in the development, planning and implementation of the NHS’ new programme, which aims to prevent 20,000 at-risk people from developing type 2 diabetes.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy supports the new programme and points to the economic and social benefits of reducing diabetes in the UK.

“I think this is a positive announcement, particularly because people with diabetes are at high risk of other long-term conditions, including cancer and heart disease,” said Katherine Malhotra from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care in a story published by the CPS.

According to figures published by the NHS, one in six people admitted to a hospital has diabetes. Although this is not normally the primary reason for admission, people with diabetes often face longer hospital stays and are at a greater risk of re-admission.

Do you think this programme will be successful? What are some possible roadblocks along the way? Let us know in the comments section below!

Personalized Weight Management Interventions for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: A Viable Option for African-American Women.

Doctor measuring obese man waist body fat. Obesity and weight loss

Obesity is an independent contributor to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a major driving force behind racial/ethnic and gender disparities in risk. Due to a multitude of interrelating factors (i.e., personal, social, cultural, economic and environmental), African-American (AA) women are disproportionately obese and twice as likely to succumb to CVD, yet they are significantly underrepresented in behavioral weight management interventions. In this selective review we highlight components of the limited interventions shown to enhance weight loss outcomes in this population and make a case for leveraging Web-based technology and artificial intelligence techniques to deliver personalized programs aimed at obesity treatment and CVD risk reduction. Although many of the approaches discussed are generally applicable across populations burdened by disparate rates of obesity and CVD, we specifically focus on AA women due to the disproportionate impact of these non-communicable diseases and the general paucity of interventions targeted to this high-risk group.