Latest news: Phys...
Follow
Find
626 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
onto Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health
Scoop.it!

Ow! When good zumba goes bad... - Health - NZ Herald News

Ow! When good zumba goes bad... - Health - NZ Herald News | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
It is the fitness craze that has swept the world.

 

But Zumba has also apparently led to a spate of injuries in New Zealand - so many, in fact, that it has cost the Accident Compensation Corporation more than $780,000 in claims in the past two years.

 

ACC received 781 claims for "zumba-related" injuries in 2011, at a cost of $375,572.

more...
No comment yet.
Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health
News from around the world on physiotherapy and health
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Wake-up to the dangers of sitting - Health - NZ Herald News

Wake-up to the dangers of sitting - Health - NZ Herald News | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
A New Zealand health expert says the latest research on the dangers of sitting should be a wake-up call - and simply trading in your ordinary office chair for a more expensive ergonomic
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Phone Visits Speed Time to Physical Therapy

Assessing patients with musculoskeletal problems by telephone got them into physical therapy more quickly and with outcomes comparable to an office visit, according to a British study.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

People 'living longer but sicker'

People 'living longer but sicker' | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
The largest ever study of the global burden of different diseases shows high blood pressure, smoking and drinking alcohol have become the highest risk factors.
Physiotherapy New Zealand's insight:

"There's been a progressive shift from early death to chronic disability.

What ails you isn't necessarily what kills you."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Work-Related Orthopaedic Injury and Feelings of Depression: The Potential Role of Physical Therapy - JOSPT – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Work-Related Orthopaedic Injury and Feelings of Depression: The Potential Role of Physical Therapy - JOSPT – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Get up, get out of your office chair

Get up, get out of your office chair | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

Now that we've kicked cigarettes out of the workplace, the next challenge is tackling another major lifestyle threat to our health - the physical inertia that's become such a big part of the working day.

 

While we can control couch time at home, the office is a different story - how can we find ways of working that allow us to sit less and still do the job?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Funding for Massey health researchers | Voxy.co.nz

Funding for Massey health researchers | Voxy.co.nz | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Massey University researchers have been awarded almost $1 million in research funds by the Health Research Council.
Dr Helen Fitzsimons has been awarded $500,000 to study how Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affects long-term memory storage.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

PTs and PT Students Practice Healthy Behaviors, Differ on Role Model Attitude, Study Finds | News | Physical Therapy Products

Researchers from Michigan and Rhode Island performed a study to describe the health behaviors and role-modeling attitudes of physical therapists and physical therapist students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Research shows exercise reduces depression in cancer patients | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Supervised exercise programmes given to patients while they are being treated for cancer have been found to reduce depression.They also encourage the patients to continue exercising after their treatment has finished.

 

New research, published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship and commissioned by charity Macmillan Cancer Support, found that patients who took part in a 12-week supervised group exercise programme reported lower levels of depression and a better quality of life five years after their treatment ended.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Run painfree again after Runners Knee : Physiotherapy New Zealand

Run painfree again after Runners Knee : Physiotherapy New Zealand | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

In the vast majority of cases this condition responds well to physiotherapy management and should allow you to get back to running the streets painfree.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Five myths about running in marathons | Stuff

Five myths about running in marathons | Stuff | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

Every marathon course is challenging for a different reason: New York's is known for the bridges that connect the city's five boroughs. Boston's is famous for its tough hills. And October's Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC is notorious for its uphill finish. As professional runners, we've learned a lot about how best to train for marathons, who runs them, why they're so popular — and which myths deserve debunking.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Standing up for office health | Stuff.co.nz

Standing up for office health | Stuff.co.nz | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

Professor Grant Schofield is making a stand for a better, healthier office.

 

Schofield, from Auckland University of Technology's Human Potential Centre (HPC) based at the Millennium high performance sports complex in Albany, is on a mission to dramatically cut the amount of time office workers spend seated, which a paper published in the British Medical Journal last month suggests could be very bad for workers' life expectancy.

 

He and colleagues at the AUT's School of Design have created office furniture for the HPC to ensure that people remain on their feet for much of the day.

 

Commercialisation of the intellectual property AUT is creating is at an early stage, but Schofield already has a brand name in mind: “Goya” which stands for Get Off Your Arse.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Laughter as a Form of Exercise

Laughter as a Form of Exercise | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Does laughter elicit a physiological response similar to that of exercise and, if so, what might that reveal about the nature of exertion? Scientists at Oxford recruited undergraduates and got them to laugh to find out.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Sleep deprivation equals seven years of ageing | Scoop News

Sleep deprivation equals seven years of ageing | Scoop News | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Feeling tired is something many New Zealanders are familiar with - 55% of Kiwi’s say they never wake up refreshed. Studies have shown that sleep deprived people appear less healthy and less attractive compared to when they are rested.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Healing begins before operation takes place | Voxy.co.nz

Healing begins before operation takes place | Voxy.co.nz | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Patients who have undergone hip or knee joint replacements are experiencing faster recoveries, thanks to new pre-surgery classes being run at Tauranga Hospital.
Physiotherapy New Zealand's insight:

Physiotherapy contributing in a big way!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Stuff

Stuff | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

Starship Hospital turns 21. Congratulations and appreciation to all the dedicated Starship staff, including physios, over these years.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Sleepless 500km run for charity

Sleepless 500km run for charity | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

Running for 500km over four days, with no sleep, sounds like any normal person's idea of hell.

But not Kim Allan.

The Auckland mother will attempt to run sleep deprived for 500km to raise money for charity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Discovery Fit & Health : Sara Novak

Discovery Fit & Health : Sara Novak | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Octogenarians, or those 80 to 89 years old, who have spent their lives doing endurance exercise have the aerobic capacity of someone half their age.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Advanced Trainee Fellowship Scheme (ATF Scheme) | Health Workforce NZ

Advanced Trainee Fellowship Scheme (ATF Scheme) | Health Workforce NZ | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

This is now avaliable to all health professionals, not just doctors and nurses!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Why a dawn run really does work: Exercising before breakfast burns off more fat, trials prove

Why a dawn run really does work: Exercising before breakfast burns off more fat, trials prove | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Men who had a workout before breakfast lost more fat than those who did so after the first meal of the day, scientists from the University of Glasgow found.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

30 ways to live longer | Stuff.co.nz

30 ways to live longer | Stuff.co.nz | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it

Fancy reaching 100 and getting that telegram from the Queen? Or at least adding a few good years to your life? Flying to the moon will help - and if you can't do that, take note of these other longevity tips.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Physiotherapy New Zealand
Scoop.it!

Exercise 'may beat brain shrinkage'

Exercise 'may beat brain shrinkage' | Latest news: Physiotherapy & Health | Scoop.it
Exercising in your 70s may stop your brain from shrinking and showing signs of ageing linked to dementia, say experts.
more...
No comment yet.