Joanne Wallace summarises a novel systematic review that actually quantifies the amount of physical activity done by people with schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Exercise in severe mental illness: barriers and motivating factors
Joanne Wallace considers a recent systematic review of exercise in severe mental illness, which focuses on the factors that motivate people to exercise, and the barriers that can prevent physical activity.[read the full story...]
Treatment for depression in traumatic brain injury: Cochrane find no evidence for non-pharmacological interventions
Eleanor Kennedy summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review, which finds no evidence to support the use of non-pharmacological interventions for depression in traumatic brain injury.[read the full story...]
Land-based therapeutic exercise for knee osteoarthritis
Jean Wong summarises a Cochrane systematic review, which suggests that exercise improves pain, function and quality of life in those with knee osteoarthritis.[read the full story...]
Whiplash and neck pain: what’s most cost-effective?
GPs Tom Rowley and Michael Horsfield write their debut MSK Elf blog on a recent systematic review, which investigates the most cost-effective interventions for the management of whiplash-associated and neck pain-associated disorders.[read the full story...]
Do happy people live longer?
Mark Horowitz looks at the prospective UK Million Women Study and wonders if happiness itself has a directly impact on mortality.[read the full story...]
“Inactivity costs the NHS an estimated £1.06 billion…” according to report
Introduction This guidance has been prepared for commissioners and all staff providing lifestyle advice in primary care, including community health and allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists. It aims to raise awareness of the issues caused by inactivity, not just for individuals, but for the health service and economy as a whole, and provides a [read the full story…]