The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

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How to Find the Right Physio For You

If you have got a specific physical injury or issue, you might be on the lookout for a new physiotherapist. Thankfully, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to look at how to find the best physio for you and your issue. Whether you have had an injury during a… Read More

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA): Physical Therapists & Inter-Rate Reliability

Research Paper Title Inter-Rater Reliability of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) by SFMA Certified Physical Therapists with Similar Clinical and Rating Experience. Background The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) assesses posture, muscle balance, and movement patterns in order to identify relevant musculoskeletal dysfunction in a clinical population. The purposes of this study were to:… Read More

Is Static Posture Related To Pain? Probably Not!

Upon a patient’s initial visit to a Physical Therapist, a static postural assessment is routinely performed.   Many therapists assess for “abnormalities” such as a forward head, rounded shoulders, decreased or increased spinal kyphotic/lordotic curves, abnormal pelvic positioning, etc.  They often associate any abnormal findings to their patient’s condition and attempt to treat by altering the… Read More

Research: PhysioDirect & Patients with MSK Problems

Research Paper Title: Effectiveness of PhysioDirect Telephone Assessment and Advice Services for Patients with Musculoskeletal Problems: Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial. Study Question: Are PhysioDirect services, based on initial telephone assessment and advice from a physiotherapist, as effective as usual care involving patients waiting for a face-to-face appointment? Summary Answer: Patients allocated to PhysioDirect received treatment… Read More