5 benefits of exercise for cancer

Benefits of exercise in cancer

  In this infographic you can read 5 reasons why exercise is important in cancer recovery. The infographic says as follow… Exercise after cancer is associated with a reduction in cancer related death by up to 50%. Exercise may also reduce the risk of cancer recurrence by up to 35%. Exercise is the number one treatment…

Advised exercise levels for adults

Recommended levels of physical activity for adults aged 18-64 years

  The recommendations from the WHO say as follow… Adults aged 18–64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or do at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in…

Balance exercises for the elderly -2

Balance exercises for older people – Part 2

This infographic is the second part of “Balance exercises for older people” and was created as part of the TREK project (falls prevention section). You can find more information about falls prevention in the TREK site folowing this link. It is based on Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Position Statement on exercise and falls prevention in…

Balance exercises for the elderly

Balance exercises for older people – Part 1

  This infographic is the first part of “Balance exercises for older people” (here part 2) and was created as part of the TREK project (falls prevention section). You can find more information about falls prevention in the TREK site folowing this link. It is based on Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Position Statement on exercise and…

11 steps to understand research papers

11 Steps to read a Primary Research Article

  Below the transcription of the infographic 11 steps to read a primary research paper. This information has been kindly provided by Dr Jennifer Raff. I hardly recommend you to read the original full text How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists to get a better understanding of the information provided here.

Best treatment for meniscal tears

Meniscal tears: treatment

  This infographic shows the best evidence about the treatment you should apply when dealing with meniscal tears. It has been created in collaboration with the Danish researchers Dr. Jonas Thorlund and Dr. Søren Skou to summarise part of their paper Risk factors, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment for meniscal tears: evidence and recommendations: a statement paper commissioned by the Danish…

Infografía con los beneficios del ejercicio para los mayores

Benefits of physical activity in older adults

In this infographic you can see, in a very simple way, the great benefits of physical activity in older adults. It was created as part of the TREK project. These benefits can be divided into 4 groups: Chronic diseases prevention and risk reduction in: Falls, all causes of mortality, diabetes, coronary heart disease, hip fractures…

Ways to improve research translation

Process to improve knowledge translation

  This infographic tries to summarise the past, present and future of knowledge translation. It was created as part of an editorial written by Dr Christian Barton and Dr Mark Merolli in the BJSM (British Journal of Sports Medicine).  The key message we should keep in mind is that multimedia creation and media dissemination play (and is…

Adaptation of lumbar biomechanics with minimalist shoes

Adaptations of lumbar biomechanics after a 4-week running retraining with minimalist footwear

  This infographic has been made for PTiS (Physical Therapy in Sport) to summarise the following article Adaptations of lumbar biomechanics after four weeks of running training with minimalist footwear and technique guidance: Implications for running-related lower back pain by Szu-Ping Lee, Joshua P. Bailey, Jo Armour Smith, Stephanie Barton, David Brown and Talia Joyce. Reference…

POLICE para tratamiento de lesiones agudas

POLICE

We have been using RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation) for acute injury management for many years and, sadly, still some using them nowadays. It is time for a change and start using POLICE (protection, optimal loading, ice, compression, elevation) seems to be the most sensible decision. Rest is…

10 facts you should know about exercising with back pain

10 facts about exercise and back pain

We continue with the infographics that summarize the most current scientific evidence, this time I present the most important facts about exercise and back pain. There are already 3 infographies (here and here the other 2) about back pain in the blog, with all the information your patient should know.  The information has been kindly provided by Dr Mary O’Keeffee (University of Limerick), Dr…

squeeze test for groin injuries

Groin injury prediction in Gaelic football

This infographic is a summary of the study Pre-season adductor squeeze test and HAGOS function sport and recreation subscale scores predict groin injury in Gaelic football players (2017) by Eamonn Delahunt et al. created for the journal Physical Therapy in Sport. It contains very interesting information related groin injuries predictors in Gaelic football players (good start point to…