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Older Australians at risk of life-threatening falls after long COVID confinement

Older Australians in residential aged care are at risk of life-threatening falls and other serious health impacts after months of COVID-19 confinement and loss of mobility, according to the

Don’t go too hard, too soon: elite athletes join physios in injury prevention campaign

Some of Australia’s top athletes have lent their support to a new social media campaign from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to highlight the increased risk of sports injurie

Structured physio program for Australians with knee OA could save health system more than $300 million a year

Australians suffering moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who take part in a structured pre-surgical physiotherapy program could avoid surgery altogether and save the health system

Physiotherapy must be included in multidisciplinary approach to mental health

The Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan, released to support and safeguard the mental health of Australians during and beyond COVID-19, is a much needed additi

Keep telehealth so all Australians have access to healthcare

The Australian Government’s temporary introduction of telehealth services via Medicare during COVID-19 must be made permanent to give all Australians access to safe and high quality healthc

Physios urge Australians not to delay treatment because of COVID-19

Australians have led the world in obeying social distancing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 but it’s important that it doesn’t come at a cost to their health.

Physios warn of injury risk as Australians return to community sport post-lockdown

Sports clubs and players are being urged to ensure they are match fit before they hit the court or field as coronavirus restrictions ease and Australians return to normal life. While many Australians have been walking, running and cycling to maintain their fitness during quarantine, physiotherapists are warning this doesn’t mean they’re ready to go straight back into a local footy, netball or soccer game. Physiotherapist and LaTrobe University Sport and Exercise Research Centre PhD candidate Brooke Patterson said a carefully planned return to competitive sport will help avoid common sports injuries to hamstrings, knees, ankles and hips/groins.

Physio patients embrace telehealth services in fight against COVID-19

Australian physiotherapists have welcomed an increase in calls from patients wanting to take up telehealth consultations, in particular from vulnerable groups, including those aged over 70, pregnant women and people living with chronic health conditions.

APA and NSW Health partner to provide world class training to physiotherapists on the front line in fight against COVID-19

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and NSW Health are partnering to provide important training for hospital physiotherapists working to combat COVID-19.

Australian Health Funds Announce Tele-Physiotherapy Consultations

Private health funds are fast tracking access for members to tele-physiotherapy consultations while Australians’ movements are restricted by the COVID 19 pandemic.

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