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Rest is not ‘just what the doctor ordered’ for chronic pain

Advice to rest and avoid pain has traditionally been given to people with chronic pain. However, research linking lower back pain in teens with work absenteeism as adults points to the need to tackle pain early, eliminating fear-avoidance behaviour later in life. During National Pain Week (23–29 July) the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is highlighting the effectiveness of physiotherapy in pain management programs.

Physio support available for ‘embarrassing’ condition affecting one in four Australians

More Australians live with some form of incontinence than hay fever. Yet the stigma surrounding bladder and bowel weakness is such that it is rarely discussed in public. With World Continence Week commencing on Monday June 18 the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is reassuring all Australians that treatment is available.

What matters most? The growing need for physios in supporting quality of life for palliative patients

In the lead up to National Palliative Care Week, May 20-26, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is highlighting the important role physiotherapists play in treating and supporting patients and their families living with life limiting illnesses.
 

Physiotherapist recognised in Stroke Foundation Awards

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is a proud sponsor of the Stroke Foundation Awards, which recognises and commends the many people who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by stroke, including carers, volunteers, health professionals and researchers. The awards took place in Melbourne this morning.

Safety and effectiveness of physiotherapy highlighted in low level of consumer complaints

A new research paper from the University of Melbourne released today highlights the very low rate of consumer complaints against physiotherapists. The retrospective analysis of formal complaints against registered chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists in Australia was collated from data accessed between 2011 and 2016.

Pain Revolution seeks to break the cycle of chronic pain for rural and regional Australians

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is once again a proud sponsor of the Pain Revolution in 2018, a 7-day, 770km cycle from Sydney to Albury Wodonga commencing 11 April.

Targeted neuro-physiotherapy intervention vital in effective management of Parkinson’s disease

In the lead up to World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is highlighting the vital role physios play in helping people achieve the best possible quality of life after diagnosis—to slow the disease progression and, in many cases, improve their symptoms in the early stages.

Physiotherapists key to keeping Commonwealth Games athletes in peak condition

While the world’s attention turns to the 6,600 athletes competing in this week’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it is the precision work happening behind the scenes that is ensuring that athletes competing across the 18 sports stay in top condition for their events. Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) members are an integral part of every athlete’s support team.

Independent NDIA pricing recommendations will erode quality services for people with disabilities

Members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) have reacted strongly to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) acceptance of recommendations from the recently released Independent Pricing Review conducted by McKinsey & Company.

Specialist physiotherapy treatment integral to cancer patients

Ahead of Lymphoedema Awareness Day on Tuesday 6 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is joining the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) in calling on the federal government to support Medicare funding for Australians living with this chronic illness.
 

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