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Physio recommendations to support healthy back to school habits

With the official start of the school year at the end of the month, parents will no doubt be thinking about book lists, uniform requirements and the dreaded lunch box dilemma––healthy items their kids will actually eat! But two often overlooked areas of the back to school discussion are arguably two of the most important—what type and how they use their backpack, and what they wear on their feet.

Physios call for clarity on upgrades to rehab facilities at TQEH

The recent announcement by the SA Minister for Health on the $270 million upgrade due to commence in January at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) has raised important questions about patient rehab facilities by concerned physiotherapists.

Spinal telehealth clinic for prisons recognised in SA Health Awards

An innovative Spinal Telehealth Clinic at Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) was recently announced as a finalist in the SA Health Awards.

COSA recommends prescribed exercise programs as part of standard care for cancer patients

A new position statement released by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) yesterday highlights the importance of exercise as part of standard practice in cancer care, and specifically mentions referral to physiotherapists experienced in working with cancer patients.

New GPs guideline recommends physio over opioids for acute musculoskeletal pain

A new guideline released by the RACGP today addresses the growing community concern over opioid misuse and addiction. A key recommendation is that GPs refer patients to physios early for acute musculoskeletal pain.

Mentor facilitated physical activity program achieves more than just fitter bodies for youth with disability

Top international and national minds are gathering in Sydney this week for the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) MOMEMTUM 2017 scientific conference. One of these is La Trobe University’s Professor Nora Shields, who will present the results of an innovative study that has since transitioned into an ongoing physical activity program for young people with disability.

How can physiotherapy support an ageing population?

The MOMEMTUM 2017 physiotherapy conference is welcoming several international speakers to Sydney this week who are experts in their respective fields. One of these is New Zealand based UK researcher, lecturer and physiotherapist Associate Professor David Nicholls from Auckland University of Technology, who will present the national gerontology keynote address on the future of aged care physiotherapy.

PHI reforms good news for all Australians

The APA strongly supports the federal government’s announcement on a reform package for private health insurance (PHI), which will improve affordability for all Australians and provide simpler package choices.

MOMEMTUM 2017 conference showcases physio innovation

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) biennial national conference commences this week, bringing together more than 2000 physiotherapists, researchers, exhibitors and students from 26 countries around the globe.

RAP launch by Stan Grant paves way for access and equality in physiotherapy

The APA will welcome media host and special advisor to the PM on Indigenous constitutional recognition, Stan Grant, to officially launch its comprehensive 2017 - 2019 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) next week at the profession’s MOMENTUM 2017 national conference.

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