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Steering Committee Established For National Preventive Health Strategy

The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development. 

How physios can help men with men's sexual health

Due to the intimate nature of the problem, erectile dysfunction is often swept under the carpet, with many men too embarrassed to visit a health practitioner.

New MRI imaging promises more accurate diagnosis of back pain

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) refutes that the new MRI technique will support better diagnosis and treatment due to the complex nature of back pain.

Investment in physio needed to address opioid overdoses

The federal government must invest properly in evidence-based physiotherapy to effectively address Australia’s overdose crisis, a member body has urged. 

APA calls for funding to help chronic pain sufferers access long-term physio

The Australian Physiotherapy Association is calling for Medicare funding covering physiotherapy treatment for sufferers of chronic pain.

Urging tradies to talk about mental health, stretching, and care

Just one in four tradies feel comfortable talking to co-workers about a mental health issue affecting their work — but one in two are happy chatting about their physical health woes, shows new research.

The tradie injury report

There's no denying that tradies are tough - but along with hard yakka comes a high risk of injury, which is why tradies are being urged to be more health-aware this August during Tradies Health Month.

Tradies still value tools more than health, but attitudes are changing

A national survey shows for the second consecutive year that tradies are more likely to take better care of their tools than their physical or mental health.

Being a tradie can be a health hazard

The Australian Physiotherapy Association is warning of a burgeoning tradie health crisis, revealing that tradies account for 60 per cent of all injury and musculoskeletal problems across all workers and 39 per cent of all medical conditions.

Tradies make health the most important part of tool kit

Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector. Time off work due to poor health and injury has a significant impact on families, businesses and communities

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