Nature prescriptions for community and planetary health: unrealised potential to improve compliance and outcomes in physiotherapy

Thomas Astell-Burt*, Evangelos Pappas, Julie Redfern, Xiaoqi Feng

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Abstract

Despite enormous and prolonged investment into preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, ischaemic heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of disease, disability and death worldwide.1 At the same time, according to some reports, the high global burden of musculoskeletal conditions is the second largest cause of years lived with disability,2 while also contributing to chronic pain, physical inactivity, obesity and cardiometabolic conditions.3 Physiotherapists, who are at the forefront of tackling these diseases and supporting people with disability, are calling for healthcare delivery to be more preventative, equitable and pro-environmental.4 This is due to the need to promote physical activity as a key evidence-based treatment across all of the aforementioned health conditions, despite their varied aetiologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-152
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physiotherapy
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

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