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WHO: Rehabilitation needs after COVID 19

December 20, 2021

People who are critically unwell with COVID-19 are likely to have rehabilitation needs during and after their acute illness. In many individuals recovering from COVID-19, health problems may extend fa...

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BMC Geriatrics – Map the APPs

December 6, 2021

Exercise interventions, particularly those targeting strength and balance, are effective in preventing falls in older people. Activity levels are generally below recommended levels and reduce with age...

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WHO: post COVID-19 condition

October 30, 2021

The WHO has developed a clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition which was released on October 6, 2021. Older adults are equally likely as younger patients to develop signs and symptoms are...

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Gait aids and people with dementia

October 12, 2021

October 2021 blog post written by Dr. Susan Hunter and Marguerite Oberle Thomas, RN., BScN. Research has shown that people with dementia can learn new skills like exercises or using a mobility aid thr...

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IPA Awareness Week Invitation & Endorsement

September 27, 2021

The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) will be launching daily programming and resources to raise awareness and showcase supports for older adults and caregivers. As a partner with IPA, I...

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Global Guidelines for Falls in Older Adults

July 19, 2021

There’s international action on fall prevention and management practice guidelines, headed by Canadian fall prevention expert Dr Montero-Odasso of Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Ne...

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WHO: Rehabilitation after COVID-19

July 19, 2021

The Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19 course series is developed for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides crucial knowledge necessary to provide safe, effective qua...

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Rehabilitation after Long COVID

July 19, 2021

Safe and effective rehabilitation is a fundamental part of recovery from illness and can improve function for people living with disability.  World Physiotherapy has published a new briefing paper, S...

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Medal of Distinction (CPA) for Helen Johnson

July 19, 2021

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Centenary Medals of Distinction have been created to mark the Association’s 100th Anniversary. The medal serves to recognize 100+ individuals who h...

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