Lymphoedema is the accumulation of fluid in the body which causes uncomfortable swelling, impaired mobility and recurrent infections. It most frequently affects the arms and legs, but can also be present in the groin, head and neck regions.
It’s winter sport season – and yes, that means freezing early Saturday mornings heading to the footy field, but it also means more injuries. According to specialist sports physiotherapist and APA member, Dr Loretta O’Sullivan-Pippia, it’s usually this time of year where we see an increase in nasty injuries in children.
Supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the 700 kilometre cycle around Tasmania will be completed by a group of 25 health professionals whose work spans physiotherapy, psychology and medicine – all of whom have unique insights into treating and supporting patients suffering chronic pain.
While controversy remains around the physical manipulation of infants and young babies, physiotherapists provide a trusted and safe option for parents whose babies do require intervention for numerous reasons.
To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging Australian women to place higher priority on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.