What if doctors could write a prescription that would slow the growth of cancer, treat depression, prevent cognitive decline and help patients live longer and stronger? They can, according to Australian physiologist and professor Prue Cormie, whose research has led the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia to recommend exercise be added to the treatment regime of cancer patients.
The provincial government and ICBC have announced new regulations for the treatment of people injured in motor vehicle accidents. These changes create a care-based car insurance system in B.C. that will provide increased care. New regulations, coming into effect April 1 2019, will increase ICBC accident benefits for anyone injured in a crash regardless of fault.
Terry Fedorkiw immigrated from Ireland to B.C in 1973 and rather than settle in Vancouver and take a position at GF Strong she had been offered, Terry chose to move her physiotherapy practice to northern B.C. in search of “the real” Canada. She fell in love with the landscape, lifestyle and people. 45 years later, Terry says “I came up here to get to the soul of Canada, with no intention of staying, let me tell you. The rest is history,” from her private practice clinic in Prince George.
A recent study published in Clinical Rehabilitation shows that myofascial therapy is an effective physical therapy modality to decrease pain intensity at the arm in breast cancer survivors at three months. No other benefits at that time were found. There were no long-term effects at 12 months either.
Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A 2018 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: From the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is highly effective in treating infant congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) – “twisted neck” or “wryneck”- says the newly updated clinical practice guideline. Early intervention is key to reduced risk of needing more invasive interventions.
PABC member and long-time physiotherapist, Patricia Grohne, made a deathbed promise to preserve the history of physiotherapy in B.C. She shares part of that fascinating ‘Story of the Physiotherapy History of British Columbia’ with Dave Nicolls and the International Physiotherapy History Association in New Zealand.