2 deadly to miss


Season 2 of The Deadly Physios podcast is about to launch. A discussion about the upcoming season and what makes it deadly.

To mark National Close the Gap Day on 17 March, the APA will launch season 2 of The Deadly Physios podcast series.

Join proud Kamilaroi man and APA member Cameron Edwards as he has a yarn with six deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander physiotherapists from around Australia.

The deadly line-up of guests features former international rugby league player and newly appointed South Sydney Rabbitohs physiotherapist, Travis Touma, along with Adam Doyle, Ellie White, Matthew Hoffman, Mia Beattie and the new chair of the APA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee, Kathryn Potter.

These physiotherapists will share their uniquely personal stories about truth-telling, connection to Country, culture, language, the power of yarning, reconciliation and Closing the Gap.

Season 2 will feature music by Iowendjeri Boonwurrung Kulin man Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge and use artwork by Emma Bamblett, a descendant of the Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Ngadjonji and Taungurung people, to help convey the oldest living culture on the earth.

The website will again feature Emma Bamblett’s painting representing the journey of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the importance of reflecting connection to culture and Country through truth-telling:

  • There are three circles within this art piece that represent the core foundations of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • The purple circle on the left side of the art piece with the two symbols of people represents storytelling. The curved lines coming from the heads represent truth-telling.
  • The top circle with the figure symbol represents the importance of social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal people and the importance of having an Indigenous physiotherapist.
  • The blue and green circle on the right side of the art piece with the circle and hill formations represents the importance of connection to Country. The hill formations represent land and mobs.
  • Around the art piece there are blue and purple circles connected by curved lines. They are ways we connect, build relationships and support community.
  • The continuous line work throughout the art piece represents respect and strength in Aboriginal culture. They are throughout and always alive.
  • The orange areas with the circles connected by straight lines represent sharing knowledge. They are different sizes and shapes to highlight the diversity and differences in community knowledge.

Join us here for a yarn. 

Main image: The Deadly Physios artwork created by Emma Bamblett.

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