The over-medicalization of back pain is a global concern. New research in Canada shows that people with lower income as well as rural and remote dwellers are less likely to access physiotherapy care.
If you believe that physiotherapy will help your shoulder pain, it probably will.
There's some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.
Middle-aged and elderly people taking up exercise shouldn't be put off by joint pain. It will pass.
Good posture is important for everyone – but for people with disabilities it can be a life saver.
Private patients who stay in hospital for costly rehab after major knee surgery recover just as fast as people who go home and have physiotherapy. So, why pay more?
New research shows yoga can improve back and neck pain, but can put strain on the body in some poses.
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. And there is emerging evidence to show changing how we move could actually contribute to the development of chronic pain.
Stroke patients need therapy to recover, but there are not enough human therapists to meet the need. Can robots help?
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
Many medical disciplines have started encouraging their students to embrace lessons from the arts and humanities. Physiotherapy is lagging behind.
The effectiveness of corticosteroid injections as a treatment for tennis elbow has been challenged by a new study. Research…