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Medicare submission calls for red tape reduction

The Australian Physiotherapy Association has made several key recommendations to the MBS review to increase access and equity to services, and reduce unnecessary red tape in the healthcare system.

STUDY | Tradies Care More About Their Tools Than Themselves

New research suggests local tradies are more likely to take better care of their tools than their bodies. The findings have been released to coincide with Tradies National Health Month. The stats also show almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of Aussie tradies have been injured in their current job, with many failing to see a doctor.

IBASafe a long-term approach to brewing safety

Like any industry brewing has its hazards, but the Independent Brewers Association is working to make it as safe as possible. The Association has partnered with Victual Risk Management to launch the IBASafe Manual in April 2018. Prior to launching, Victual worked with Akasha Brewing Co to pilot the program and ensure it covered everything the brewing industry needed.

Brooke Patterson discusses the rise in ACL injuries for girls aged 10-19

 New data released by medibank shows that since 2012 girls aged 10-19 have had a 31 per cent increase in ACL repairs. Looking at girls between 10-14, there's been a 52 per cent increase. It is thought this rise is partly due to more girls playing contact sports.

GPs and physiotherapists – teaming up to fight chronic pain

National Pain Week has been designed to shine a spotlight on the needs of people who are experiencing chronic pain. That pain experience is very complex and different for everyone, presenting an inextricable entanglement of body and mind. ‘Our perception of pain can depend on its context,’ Dianne Wilson, Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s National Pain Group, told newsGP.

Pain put in the spotlight

Health care professionals in the NT are urging Territorians to include physiotherapy in their pain management programs as part of National Pain Week, which runs from July 23-29.

The ‘invisible’ but chronic health issue

One in three Australians aged 65 and over is affected daily by chronic pain, according to a survey conducted by Chronic Pain Australia (CPA). Chronic pain is Australia’s third most costly health burden, the leading cause of early retirement, and costs the economy more than $34 billion per year, the survey says.

How to avoid injuries from 'overfilled' reusable shopping bags

In the wake of the supermarket plastic bag ban, customers are raising concerns about shoulder injuries after carrying reusable bags “overfilled” with heavier shopping. Shoppers across the country have complained about supermarket checkout staff loading up the larger, sturdier bags simply because they can fit more in, making them heavy to carry and putting customers at risk of hurting themselves.

The 'body whisperer' helped countless Australian athletes achieve their personal best

"Well done m'love" was Wendy's mantra to everyone and the creed by which she lived was always to be positive. Most importantly Wendy's smile and laughter brightened the lives of everyone she met.

Physios urged to get behind National Tradies Month

Physiotherapists are being encouraged to get onboard Tradies National Health Month this August, to help raise awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations.

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