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Age is not a barrier to exercise

Health experts have hit back at "ageist" exercise recommendations, which advise Territorians over the age of 50 to avoid certain movements. The Australian Physiotherapy Association said exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

Effective intervention starts with assessment

Incontinence of urine or faeces can affecr both men and women of all ages, however the incidence rises significantly among the elderly. This does not mean that it should be considered a natural and expected part of ageing—loss of bladder or bowel control is not normal. 

How dangerous was Cooper’s broken scapula?

Joel Werman, FACP, talks Cooper Cronk’s participation in the NRL Grand Final while playing with a broken scapula.

How exercise keeps our brains and bodies young

Regular physical activity is as important for maintaining our health, as it is our brains, especially as we age. We all know that regular exercise can have both immediate and long-term benefits for our health. However, research shows that physically, one in three women over 50 and one in five men will sustain an osteoporotic fracture in their lives.

Physios support RACGP recommendations for exercise management of OA

New guidelines released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and co-authored by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member Professor Kim Bennell from the University of Melbourne confirm that exercise and weight management should be the first treatment options for Australians living with debilitating knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

Prescribed exercise from a physiotherapist supports better mental health

Worldwide, one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives; one in six will have experienced a mental health condition in the past week alone. This year World Physiotherapy Day—Saturday 8 September—focused on the role physiotherapists play in supporting people with a range mental health conditions.
 

Bladder health 101: tips to improve bladder control

It's important to know how to take care of your bladder, and to get the right advice for your age and life stage. Throughout your life, your daily habits and practices can put you in a better position to avoid bladder leakage or loss of bladder control, also known as urinary incontinence. 
 

Changing the playing field - the growing role of a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

From professional athletes in world famous teams, through to a 10 year-old who sprained her ankle playing netball, or an 80 year old with a sore back from bowls, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists are dedicated to helping injured athletes return to their chosen activity.

Stroke survivors lacking physical activity at risk

Stroke sufferers who are failing to meet basic rehabilitation needs are at risk of a secondary stroke.

This year World Physiotherapy Day – Saturday 8 September – focuses on the role physiotherapists play in supporting people with a range of mental health conditions

Worldwide, one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives; one in six will have experienced a mental health condition in the past week alone. That physical activity is good for us is well known – it supports a healthy cardiovascular system, strengthens joints and bones and keeps weight in check. The relationship between physical activity and improved mental health outcomes in those suffering mental health conditions, however, is less well known.

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