Stroke: The Importance of Ongoing Rehabilitation
It is widely accepted that physiotherapy following a stroke can significantly improve function and mobility (ability to walk), and research confirms this (Pollock et al., 2014). But what does research have to say about the duration of therapy – for what length of time should one undergo therapy and still see improvements? The following article seeks to shed some light on this subject.
What Is Pilates And Who Benefits From It?
Pilates is a great form of exercise for those who are well and want to maintain or improve their fitness, and can be an excellent supplement to athletes in their training. When Pilates is taught by a health professional, exercises can be modified appropriately to benefit people of all ages, as well as those who are injured or live with various conditions.
International Day of People with Disability 3 December
The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 03, 2019. The day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day takes place annually and focuses on a different issue each year.
A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime. “Disability” is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations and participations restrictions. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he or she has had an impairment in the past or is seen disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm.
World AIDS Day
The red ribbon has become an internationally recognised symbol for AIDS awareness, worn by people throughout the year in support of people living with HIV and in remembrance of those who have died. On 1 December this year, people around the world will be pinning on their red ribbons as they commemorate World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.