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Physiotherapy should be first-line treatment for hip and knee OA, not surgery

Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 2.1 million Australians.

APA refutes Reader’s Digest article on seniors’ exercise

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging seniors to tailor exercise to their ability rather than age.

In top form: eat well and stay active to maintain health and wellbeing in later life

While 50 may be the new 40, it becomes even more important to put time and effort into healthy living once we reach our mid to later years. Good nutrition and regular exercise are a key part of the wellness picture. But what are the important things to eat and do as we age?

Painful sex: what to do when love hurts

There are plenty of factors that cause painful sex, and plenty of reasons women stay quiet about it. But it’s a condition that can be treated – and should be spoken about.

APA calls on federal government to fund physiotherapy as first line treatment for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating and painful condition affecting more than 2.2 million Australians at a cost to the health system of $2.1 billion annually. As Australia’s population ages and obesity rates climb, this figure is expected to grow to more than 3 million by 2030.

SA Health warning for bouncing babies

BABY walkers and exercise jumpers shuold be avoided because of the risk of injury and developmental delay for babies, health experts warn.

Jolly Jumpers and baby walkers should be avoided, SA Health and experts warn

Parents are being urged not to buy baby walkers and exercise jumpers for their babies because of the risk of injury and developmental delays.

Lack of funds hits digital health options for arthritis sufferers

The Australian Physiotherapy Association says a lack of funds is preventing arthritis sufferers in the country — whose treatment costs $23.9 billion every year — from being treated with digital health options which have been found to be effective.

Not on our watch! Reader’s Digest slammed for ‘ageist’ article about over-50s

American magazine Reader’s Digest has come under fire for an “ageist” article it published, which suggested seniors are ailing creatures who aren’t fit enough for rigorous exercises anymore. 

Age is not a barrier to exercise

Health experts have hit back at "ageist" exercise recommendations, which advise Territorians over the age of 50 to avoid certain movements. The Australian Physiotherapy Association said exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

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