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New guidelines for stroke rehabilitation in children recommend team approach for best outcomes

Stroke is one of the top ten causes of childhood death globally, and more than half of survivors live with lifelong disabilities. A new Australian guideline, the first for stroke rehabilitation in children, recommends a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including physiotherapists, to guide and support children with stroke and their families.

Women urged to increase exercise and avoid chronic illness

To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging Australian women to place higher priority on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

No place for spinal manipulation in infant care

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has echoed the Chiropractic Board of Australia’s alarm following the release of a video showing a chiropractor manipulating the spine and neck of a baby.

Population based study shows sports-related knee injuries are a precursor to knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis

A recent Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport paper co-authored by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) members Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman and Dr Joanne Kemp has shown that sports-related knee injuries more than doubled the likelihood of knee replacement surgeries up to 15 years later.

Back to school: The perfect time to start kids on the right foot

The start of the school year is a challenging time for parents and children – the holidays are over and work/school routines are about to kick back in. With ‘back to school’ ads bombarding us at every turn it can be hard to know what’s really relevant when it comes to getting our kids school ready.

Feeling the slump? 11 tips from a physiotherapist for maintaining health and wellbeing when returning to work

The festive season is over, and with the end of the holidays many Australians will be returning to sitting at a desk for extended periods of time, which research has shown to have a serious impact on well-being. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging employees and employers alike to ensure their health - and the health of their staff - isn’t compromised in the post-Christmas return to the office.

Your kids are on holidays, but that doesn’t mean their physical activity should be too

With school officially out and summer holiday freedom stretching for several weeks ahead, the lure of screen time for kids is especially strong. However, low physical activity for extended periods can wreak havoc on children’s health and wellbeing. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging parents to ensure that while their children are on holidays, their physical activity levels don’t also go on a break.  

New Year’s health resolutions – how to maintain momentum without getting injured

New Year is a time many Australians make resolutions to get fitter, lose weight, eat better and reduce their drinking – but all too often injury and dwindling motivation mean those resolutions can quickly fall by the wayside. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has some tips to help Aussies pursue and maintain their health goals safely in 2019. 

Department of Health listens to APA on use of limited registration physios working under ACFI

After hearing the strong arguments presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) the Department of Health has clarified its position on the use of limited registration physiotherapists working under ACFI* items 12.4 a and 12.4 b in the aged care sector.

Summit calls for more exercise and funding to combat soaring rates of OA

The National Osteoarthritis (OA) Strategy was unveiled at the OA Summit in Canberra today, with the aim of combatting the soaring rates of OA in Australia and providing cost effective, evidence-based solutions for the more than 2.2 million Australians living with the debilitating condition.

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