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  • 18 August 2015
    Physiotherapist Sarah Sturman led the 'health-enhancing' makeover The waiting area of Poole Hospital’s therapy services department, part of Poole Hospital NHS Trust, has undergone an ‘evidence-based makeover’. Physiotherapist Sarah Sturman told Frontline...
  • 13 August 2015
    The guide can be used to develop individualised care plans for patients The association’s Therapy and symptom management guide was published on 4 August. Even when a diagnosis of CFS/ME is well established, new symptoms need careful evaluation to ensure...
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  • 28 July 2015
    L-R: Hannah Twiddy, research lead, Louise Haynes, senior occupational therapist, Natalie Lane, specialist clinical psychologist, Kerry Mathews, service lead and specialist pain physiotherapist Helen Ayling The team is based at the Walton Centre NHS...
  • 13 April 2015
    Which is the most effective treatment for osteoarthritis patients, and why? Produced through the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnerships, the survey asks health professionals, carers and patients for their most pressing questions around...
  • 24 March 2015
    Only 36 per cent of councils mentioned osteoarthritis in their joint strategic needs assessments The charity’s report A Fair Assessment? analysed the joint strategic needs assessments (JSNA) of 152 local authorities. Councils have a statutory...
  • 9 February 2015
    The study will examine how beliefs and attitudes influence the treatment of back pain The researchers, based at the University of Southampton, are beginning a three-year study comparing ‘non-specific effects’ of treatment for back pain by physios,...
  • 26 January 2015
    Martin Thomas hopes that the work can raise awareness of the condition Martin Thomas, a physiotherapy research associate at Keele university, received the silver medal prize from medical charity Arthritis Research UK. The charity’s annual prize...
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  • 15 January 2015
    The programme is typically delivered by physios in outpatient departments. Photos: Ken O’Mahony The programme was produced by organisations including Arthritis Research UK and the Health Innovation Network, an academic health science network for south...
  • 27 June 2014
    Gartnavel General Hospital The centre of excellence will be based at Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow, the Scottish Government has announced. Set to open in January, the services will provide residential courses for patients and carers in coping...
  • 23 May 2014
    Only one third of people with arthritis are currently being offered self-management support and advice But 78 per cent of those that had received advice or support from health professionals on managing their condition said it was useful. Arthritis Nation...
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