The Pilates Method & Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain

Research Paper Title Treating non-specific chronic low back pain through the Pilates Method. Background The goal of this study was to review and analyse scientific articles where the Pilates Method was used as treatment for non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods Articles were searched using the Medline, EMBASE, PEDro, CINAHL, and SPORTDICUS databases. The criteria used for inclusion… Read More

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UK Military Personnel & Post-Deployment Screening for Mental Disorders

Research Paper Title Post-deployment screening for mental disorders and tailored advice about help-seeking in the UK military: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Background The effectiveness of post-deployment screening for mental disorders has not been assessed in a randomised controlled trial. The researchers aimed to assess whether post-deployment screening for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety,… Read More

Comparing MDT Residential Rehabilitation with Conventional Outpatient Care: Non-Arthritic Intra-Articular Hip Pain

Research Paper Title A comparison of multidisciplinary team residential rehabilitation with conventional outpatient care for the treatment of non-arthritic intra-articular hip pain in UK Military personnel – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Background Non-arthritic hip disorders are defined as abnormalities of the articulating surfaces of the acetabulum and femur before the onset of… Read More

Comparing Multidisciplinary Team Residential Rehabilitation with Conventional Outpatient Care

Research Paper Title A comparison of multidisciplinary team residential rehabilitation with conventional outpatient care for the treatment of non-arthritic intra-articular hip pain in UK Military personnel – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Background Non-arthritic hip disorders are defined as abnormalities of the articulating surfaces of the acetabulum and femur before the onset of… Read More

Investigating N-acetylcysteine as a Possible Pharmacologic Treatment for PTSD & SUD

Research Paper Title A Double-Blind, Randomised, Controlled Pilot Trial of N-Acetylcysteine in Veterans With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders. Background The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine is being increasingly investigated as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). This study explored the efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder… Read More

Exergaming (XBOX Kinect™) versus Traditional Gym-based Exercise

Research Paper Title Exergaming (XBOX Kinect™) versus traditional gym-based exercise for postural control, flow and technology acceptance in healthy adults: a randomised controlled trial. Background The use of exergaming is a potential alternative to traditional methods of balance training, which can be repetitive and somewhat monotonous. The purpose of this study was to assess the… Read More

The Endless Pendulum Swing of Fat is Good, Fat is Bad Continues

“Is a diet rich in saturated fat  a health risk or not?” (Johnson, 2016, p.18). A dog whistle question to get researchers/scientists, food commentators and self-styled experts hot under the collar. New evidence would suggest it is a health risk (Wang et al., 2016). Actually, the new evidence is a new statistical analysis of historical… Read More