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  • 11 October 2013
    The Spirit Level: Professor Richard Wilkinson. Video: Kiran Acharya That was the message from Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School and co-author of award winning book The...
  • 13 September 2013
    The study was commissioned by the companies that manufacture the shoes. It was led by Sian MacRae when she was a PhD student at King's College London. Dr MacRae’s research team found that patients with low back pain experienced no difference in pain...
  • 13 August 2013
    Download the NICE guidance below The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) set the standards to improve the care of people in England with the incurable skin condition. From now on people diagnosed with the condition should receive...
  • 10 July 2013
    The consultation paper, released earlier this month by the Scottish Government, sets out four potential models of care, and the deadline for responses is 8 September. Martin Hey, chair of the Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) professional network,...
  • 30 April 2013
    The street physio team led impromtu sessions with passers-by, offering health advice and exercise tips The energetic health promotion events were led by a team of ‘street physios’ at Hull's St Stephen's Shopping Centre last week. The events were a...
  • 18 December 2012
    Findings from the National Pain Audit, conducted by the British Pain Society and Dr Foster Intelligence, reveal that patients with long-term pain experience a very low overall quality of life, but that pain services can make a substantial difference....
  • 18 October 2012
    Speaking at Physiotherapy UK, Dr Mick Thacker recommends a move away from purely mechanical therapies for back pain. Photo: Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian
  • 8 October 2012
    Taking place from 8 to 12 October, and organised by the charity Backcare, the week aims to raise awareness of the problems back pain can cause, as well as prevention and treatments.   Back pain costs the NHS £480 million a year and represents half...
  • 19 September 2012
    The NICE guideline suggests the use of acupuncture in treating tension-type headaches The guideline, published today, reveals that one person in 50 people experiences headaches as a result of overusing painkillers – which can reduce the medication’s...
  • 4 September 2012
    Dr Jonathan Hill will share his award-winning research at Physiotherapy UK in Liverpool
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