The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Benefits of physical rehabilitation for residents in long term care

    Researchers from the Bradford Royal Infirmary, in West Yorkshire, UK reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 49 studies of 3,611 people (average age of 82 years) were reviewed.
    • Treatment duration was typically 3, 30-minutes sessions per week for 12 weeks.
    • Exercise was the main component of the sessions.

    And, the results.

    • On average, the patients participated in 84% of sessions.
    • 33 studies, including 9 studies of more than 100 participants, reported positive findings, mostly improvement in mobility but also strength, flexibility, and balance.

    The bottom line?

    The authors think more research is needed, but based on the available data, “physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care is acceptable and potentially effective.”

    Maintaining physical activity is important for older people, regardless of where they live, as reported here.

    2/5/10 19:34 JR

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