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Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain

WE HAVE been thinking about Parkinson’s disease all wrong. The condition may arise from damage to the gut, not the brain.<p>If the idea is correct, it …

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

This type of exercise may guard against dementia

Working out is good for you in more ways than we can count, but a new study may have uncovered a new perk for people with memory problems.<p>Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that aerobic exercise appears to boost thinking skills and brain volume in adults diagnosed with mild …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | Inc.com

Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in can be a valuable tool.<p>Spend some time every week with these …

Motivation

Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis—What Is It?<p>Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that affects many people. Typical symptoms of plantar fasciitis …

Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial.

Controversy exists regarding the effectiveness of manual therapy for the relief of tension-type headache (TTH). However most studies have addressed …

Exploratory Analysis of Clinical Predictors of Outcomes of Nonsurgical Treatment in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

The purpose of this study was to explore potential baseline physical examination and demographic predictors of clinical outcomes in patients with …

Pain may or may not inhibit (chronic low back) pain

Body in MindIn 2014 David Yarnitsky hypothesised that people may be characterised by profiles that vary from pro- to anti-nociceptive. Those with …

The Post

NICE guidance on low back pain & sciatica

On Monday 18th April at 8pm UK-time we will be joining with Steve Nawoor, Roger Kerry, Chris McCarthy and Chris Mercer for a #physiotalk tweetchat on …

Factors defining care-seeking in low back pain--a meta-analysis of population based surveys.

2010 Aug;14(7):747.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2009.11.005. Epub 2009 Dec 24.<p>1Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, University of …

Smithsonian

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

Workouts

The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s …

Higher Levels of Fitness Linked to Executive Function and Brain Activity in Older Adults

<b>The aging process is associated with declines in brain function, including memory and how fast our brain processes information, yet previous research</b> …

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but …

Free Online Shoulder Learning…

<b>As you may know, I love working with the shoulder, and I am really pleased to offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the worlds</b> …

The workforce data model

Video – introducing the workforce data model<p>Andy Lord introduces the workforce data model, along with some of the issues facing physiotherapy …

The ‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain’

This study aimed to deevelop a comprehensive contemporary guide to conservative management of PFP outlining key considerations for clinicians to …

ICD-10 Bootcamp: Coding Exercises for PTs

<b>Description:</b><p>The purpose of this free one hour online course presented by WebPT is to get you ready for transitioning to ICD-10. Listed goals …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

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