Physio facts of the day: Orthopaedics

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Each patient is different and no two will be the same so you will need to clinically reason each choice. For the following questions consider your patient to be normal with no complications.


  1. What mobility aid do patients usual require Day 1 total hip replacement?
  2. How long is the average length of stay for a patient following a total knee replacement?
  3. You come to see a patient and need to check observations are normal before you get the patient out of bed. What are the normal ranges for blood pressure?
  4. Name four exercises which would be suitable for a Day 1 total knee replacement to begin providing they were a text book case with no complications?
  5. Which leg should the patient place first to help offload the operated leg day 1 Right TKR when using a zimmer frame? 
  6. What movement should be avoided Day 1 ACL?

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Physiotherapy Revision Quizzes

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We are currently developing some quizzes to help you revise for physiotherapy exams! Diagnose pain through Ankle, Knee, Hip, Spine, Back, Elbow, Shoulder, Hand and Neck assessments. Test your knowledge on the conditions below!! Don’t for get to check out the student room for interview questions, podcasts, patient information sheets and job tips!!

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Golf:Tips from a physio to reduce injury and improve technique.

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Golf: Tips from a physiotherapist to reduce injury and improve techniques.

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Assessment, Diagnosis and treatment

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  Keywords: Shoulder, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, objective measures, corticosteriod injection, NSAIDs, posture re-education, ultrasound.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

This page provides evidence based information on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). It outlines the aetiology of SIS,  physiotherapy aims, possible exercises to help settle this problem and how to prevent its reoccurrence.


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Need to brush up on Anatomy? Learn here….

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Check out our anatomy section where you can learn about muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves.




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Physiotherapy Placement Ghana

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Ever wanted to work as a physiotherapist abroad? Check out this blog of a physiotherapy junior!

Africa 2009

“In 2009, fresh out of university I set off for a travelling adventure that would provide me with memories that I hope to stay with me forever. As my dad had watched me leave for the second time , my belongings upon my back, and his face showing no less worry than the first time I’d ventured off to far away lands. The blog below describes my feelings and experiences through my eyes. I look back on the 3 months fondly. Part of my life that I’m glad has happened but that I probably wouldn’t want to repeat. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone has led to some of the most incredible moments of my life and I hope this blog encourages you to do the same. Find your way whether it be Africa, South America or at your local hospital. Open your mind and embrace those moments that make you feel uncomfortable, learn from them and share what you have learn’t with others.”


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Ghandi



“When i arrived back to the host house i slept well waking at 5.30 to the sound of ghana getting up! People were cleaning and shouting and washing and all sorts. the weekend was spent catching up sleep, reading, becoming acclimatised and finally having my first strip shower. it was lovely is was so cool. its so hot here! On monday the tap was running which i was really excited about but couldnt bring myself to try it as felt this would b a waste!”

“Today i treated an amputation I found her laying on the floor because she was scared she would fall out of bed. Her wound was undressed and touching the floor. She is 3 DAYS post op.”

Highlight of the week was buying all ban in accra absolutely love it positively addicted and also some long life milk! whoop whoop. The weather is so hot i’ve almost forgotten what it must feel like to to be constantly sweating(gross!) The host family bought an OVEN this week so i got thorughly over excited and think i may try and cook them an english/ghanain roast if i can find enough vegetables! the diet has got slightly better and im trying to get them to buy more fruit.


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Spinal Cord Injury: Great learning Resource for Neuro Physio’s!

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Spinal Cord Injury: Great learning Resource for Neuro Physiotherapists!

How Physiowizard has not discovered this gem sooner I’m not sure but…….


The aim of this resource is to provide comprehensive information on SCI management to students and clinicians from all medical and paramedical disciplines involved in SCI care. The educational resource comprises 7 modules each consisting of various sub-modules. The “Overview for the whole team” module provides basic information of SCI Management for all disciplines involved in Spinal Injury Management. Five other modules cater to the needs of various disciplines i.e. Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists / Assistive Technologists, and Psychologists / Social Workers / Peer Counsellors. It is recommended that users go through the first module, “Overview for the whole team” before they access their discipline specific modules. The 7th module provides information on various aspects pertaining to the prevention of SCI.


Free learning modules on (You do need to register first)


These learning tutorials cover:

Bladder/Bowel management, Autonomic Dysreflexia, Postural Hypotension, Pressure Sores, Hetereotrophic Ossification, Living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Case Studies, Muscle Levels, Rolling

Horizontal Transfers, Vertical Transfers, Transfers for C6 lesion. Sitting unsupported, Wheelstand, Negotiating steps/slopes in a wheelchair, Implications of paralysis, Tenodesis of UL, Incomplete SCI

Paraplegia,  Partial paralysis, Contractures, Dexterity, Community, Shoulder/Back/Chronic Pain

Evidence based and Peer Reviewed


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Physiotherapy – Learn Online!!!

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Check out all the learning tools all in one place!

Leran physiotherapy

At long last the site is ‘online’. After a stressful 6 months juggling the real world and the website the assessment section, physiotherapy interview questions and student room are up and running! Please keep checking as the site will now be regularly updated bringing you the latest opinions from top surgeons, physiotherapists and other MDT members.

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