Our knowledge of back pain has changed a lot in recent decades but unfortunately out-dated knowledge still abounds. With new research showing that a quarter of Americans suffer back pain, it's clear that many of us need quality knowledge about how to best care for our backs.
As people age, it’s normal to lose muscle strength to hormone changes and lifestyle factors. Being less active causes the muscles to reduce in size and also makes areas like our arms a prime location for fat to accumulate.
While hip and knee replacements get thousands of Australians back on their feet and help to relieve them of debilitating pain each year, new research claims that the number of people undergoing these surgeries could be drastically lowered by physiotherapy.
Men’s bedroom issues may be a worrying prelude to more serious health issues down the line, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has warned Australian men in the lead up to Men’s Health Week, June 10 – 16.
A recent study investigating the attitudes of physiotherapists in relation to psychologically informed physical therapy (PIPT) to treat low back pain (LBP) reveals that confidence may be key in delivering better patient outcomes.