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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is a common complaint, characterised by pain in the sole of the foot that is at its worst first thing in the morning or upon getting back up after a period of rest. Pain can be localised to the arch of the foot or under the heel.

Department backflips on ACFI pain ruling

The health department has withdrawn recent advice concerning allied health professionals with limited registration and pain management services in aged care while it consults with the sector.

10 things that can actually help relieve the nightmare that is pelvic girdle pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is the dreadful pain stemming from the pelvic region during pregnancy. Actually, I’ve read it can happen after pregnancy too. So that’s a fun thing to look forward to…

Strong case for higher-intensity exercise in seniors

Even though it is sometimes difficult for seniors to stick to a regular exercise regime, we all know the importance of exercise. 

National strategy launched to improve osteoarthritis care

A leading osteoarthritis expert says too often patients receive fragmented and inappropriate care to manage their damaged joints. Professor David Hunter is leading a national strategy to significantly improve the way patients with osteoarthritis are managed. 

Reduce the affect of arthritis with physiotherapy

DURING last month's World Arthritis Day, the Australian Physiotherapy Association called for increased treatment access for sufferers. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disease, and one of the leading causes of pain and disability in Australia.

Local MPs back Labor plan to tackle ACL injuries

An early ACL injury is painful, costly and can lead to long term health issues, with lasting impacts on employment and ability to exercise, says local MP Anoulack Chanthivong.

APA Member Jenny Aiken's appearance on Channel 7 Early News

According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the Australian gender pay gap has narrowed by 21.3 per cent but women are still earning an estimated $25,000 dollars less than men in a number of sectors such as in the health care and construction industry.

Aquatic physiotherapy an important adjunct to rehabilitation treatment

Aquatic physiotherapy is a specialised treatment that’s carried out while floating, partially submerged or fully submerged in a temperature-controlled pool, by a physiotherapist with specialist training in rehabilitation in water.

Age is no barrier to exercise prescription

A recent story in Reader’s Digest suggesting that specific exercises should avoided at age 50 has been rebuked by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) who maintain that exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

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