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How to choose the right school bag and shoes according to an expert

Did you know that the average child spends 1500 hours in their school shoes? That's what the Australian Physiotherapy Association says, and it means parents need to think carefully about the shoes they choose for their kids as they do their back-to-school shopping.

Through focused care, physiotherapists can help close the health gap for Aboriginal communities

Physiotherapists are being urged to focus on their unique role in helping to close the aboriginal health gap, following the launch of the Australian Physiotherapists Association Reconciliation Action Plan late last year.

How physiotherapy helped me through my pregnancy

When I was pregnant with my first child I experienced pelvic girdle pain, which resulted in severe pain in my sacro iliac joints and my pubic bones at the front. Luckily for me my obstetrician worked closely with a physiotherapist who specialised in women’s health and prenatal care.
 

How to choose the right mattress for your back

Tossing and turning on a bad mattress night after night is never an ideal way to get through life. A new mattress can be life-changing, particularly if you suffer from back pain, however it can be a minefield when trying to decide between the options out there.

Neck pain solutions

APA physiotherapist Tim Dettmann appears on the Today show, discussing the simple tricks to relieve suffering without any pills.

How to run injury-free

We’ve heard it all before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after popping on our activewear, lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, we tend to go all out—and suffer the consequences.  We chatted to APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Lauren Shelley, who has a special interest running related injuries. 

How to run injury-free – APA physio and Commonwealth Games runner Lauren Shelley

We’ve heard it all before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after popping on our activewear, lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, we tend to go all out—and suffer the consequences.  We chatted to APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Lauren Shelley, who has a special interest running related injuries. Did we mention she also represented Australia for marathon running at the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships? Uh, yeah, this lady knows her stuff. She practices at Body Logic Physiotherapy and has popped together some tips to help us level up our running game, ensuring a strong, pain-free finish.

Do’s and don’ts for back pain

APA physiotherapist Tim Dettman talks about all the do’s and don’ts for those suffering from back pain on the Today show. 

We answer that age-old question about physical pain: Who do you see and why?

When it comes to pain, and knowing who to see for varying kinds of pain, we’re often faced with a nice kind of dilemma: Who do I actually go and see about it?

Physio-led exercise integral to cancer treatment, says COSA Position Statement

New research presented at last month’s Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) conference, shows that exercise during cancer treatment can reduce the risk of a patient dying from the disease, with physiotherapy-led programs specifically recommended.

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