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Healthy bones at every age

Healthy bones and joints enable us to move about freely and without discomfort. Requiring constant maintenance, our skeletal system is constructed of hundreds of moveable parts connected by ligaments and tendons, lubricated and cushioned by cartilage. 

MYTH BUSTED: Exercise isn't harmful for people with knee osteoarthritis

Advice to rest and avoid pain is commonly provided to people with knee and other joint pains - advice that is often wrong, and harmful.

It doesn’t have to be this way

Australian Physiotherapy Association pelvic-health physiotherapist Dr Irmina Nahon wants to reassure incontinence sufferers that help is available, and for them not to be resigned to the condition. Incontinence is one of the most common health conditions affecting Australians, with about six million people in this country experiencing the condition during their lifetime.

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.
 

Neurological physiotherapy: how it works

Over the past ten years, recognition of physiotherapy as an integral part of treatment for numerous medical conditions has increased tremendously.

SBS News interview with Jennie Hewitt, APAM, regarding falls prevention and the role of physiotherapy in aged care

Health professionals are urging an increased focus on strength and wellness among aged care residents, as the Federal Government reviews the way such facilities are funded. A recent Australian study suggests strength and balance exercise program for such residents can significantly decrease the rate of falls

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.

More than a 'wee' problem

Urinary leakage is traditionally thought of as an older person’s complaint – however, as women all over Australia will tell you, bladder leakage is their reality as well.  The number of young women experiencing urinary leakage is on the rise and we now know that impact from exercise plays a part in a woman’s risk profile for developing urinary leakage.

New approach needed for musculoskeletal treatments

As muscle, bone and joint conditions continue to become more common, new research has found those suffering from musculoskeletal problems could benefit from a different approach to treatment.

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