The Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) has announced an 18-month program that aims to improve the independence of people seriously injured in accidents and keep insurance premiums affordable.
Everyone's got their favourite sleeping position. Whether you sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees, on your back or on your tummy – every angle requires the right pillow to support you. Quality sleep is imperative for good overall health and wellbeing, and a good pillow is essential for quality sleep.
A real estate agent with a passion for fundraising, avocado-smashing motorheads, a former private eye, a prodigious professor and a tenacious Taswegian were among 28 outstanding Australians, named as finalists in the Stroke Foundation’s 2019 Stroke Awards.
When it comes to health and wellbeing in older age, over-60s are repeatedly being told to introduce regular exercise to their daily routine. From weight loss to boosting the immune system and even reducing the risk of chronic diseases, exercise has an array of benefits for our health.
Midlife gets a bad rap - it's associated with words like 'crisis' and 'spread'. There's no doubt that middle age can bring challenges, but what if the negative stereotype was turned upside-down, and midlife was seen as an opportunity to focus on improving your health?
Early access to specialist lymphedema physiotherapy treatment should be funded by the government, according to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, who joined the Australian Lymphology Association in calling for change.
Lymphoedema is the accumulation of fluid in the body which causes uncomfortable swelling, impaired mobility and recurrent infections. It most frequently affects the arms and legs, but can also be present in the groin, head and neck regions.
It’s winter sport season – and yes, that means freezing early Saturday mornings heading to the footy field, but it also means more injuries. According to specialist sports physiotherapist and APA member, Dr Loretta O’Sullivan-Pippia, it’s usually this time of year where we see an increase in nasty injuries in children.
Supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the 700 kilometre cycle around Tasmania will be completed by a group of 25 health professionals whose work spans physiotherapy, psychology and medicine – all of whom have unique insights into treating and supporting patients suffering chronic pain.
While controversy remains around the physical manipulation of infants and young babies, physiotherapists provide a trusted and safe option for parents whose babies do require intervention for numerous reasons.