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Physiotherapists integrated promotion of physical activity, however there is a poor understanding of brief interventions and poor knowledge of PA guidelines. They also were not meeting current PA recommendations themselves Source: https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/bmjosem/3/1/e000290.full.pdf (September 2017)
Despite its importance, PA support and promotion is not always prioritised. MDTs lack confidence in their ability to promote PA. Standardised advice and training relating to optimal intensities, durations and types of PA would provide a baseline from which to individualise advice to each patient and could increase confidence in PA promotion among MDTs. Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003194061930032X (March 2020)
We need to be aware of the benefits of physical activity and simple methods of physical activity promotion, so we can take advantage of any opportunity to promote a more physically active lifestyle. By educating our future physiotherapists at the University of Canberra to promote physical activity at any opportunity, we plan to make every contact count. Source: https://www.physiosforpa.com/post/physiotherapy-students-need-to-know-why-we-prescribe-physical-activity-an-interview-with-dr-freene (
the majority of people with hip and knee OA do not meet physical activity guidelines, and are less active than their age-matched counterparts. Importantly, physical inactivity in people with OA also increases their risk of a number of comorbidities and functional decline, leading to higher health care costs. As walking 150 minutes per week might not be tolerable for individuals with end-stage knee OA, other types of physical activity, such as biking and walking with Nordic poles (walking poles s
The Active Hospital feasibility and acceptability pilot explores integrating physical activity interventions in a secondary care setting. Specific physical activity behaviour change interventions were designed, implemented and mapped alongside existing care using the Behaviour Change Wheel (Mitchie and others, 2011). One of the most successful interventions, the maternity pathway, has enhanced care through all pregnant women undergoing assessment and receiving brief physical activity advice.