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Bupa pays out more than $420M in joint replacement claims, yet physio could avert up to 70% of these costs

A new report released by Bupa shows health insurance claims for knee and hip replacement surgeries were the most expensive items it paid out for in 2018, totalling more than $420 million. The report says much of this is attributable to an ageing and increasingly overweight population. 

Physios overlooked in incontinence management

More than six million Australians live with some form of incontinence and yet the majority – 62 per cent – never seek professional help and physiotherapists are often overlooked.

National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management calls on coordinated team approach and MBS funding to tackle chronic pain

Painaustralia released its National Action Plan for pain management this week, citing allied health as integral to an interdisciplinary approach to improve quality of life for more than 3.24 million Australians living with chronic pain.  

For Australian men, hard health = heart health

Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign for later, more serious health issues. This is the message the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is sending to all Australian men in the lead up to Men’s Health Week, June 10 – 16.

Discount exercise pedals no substitute for physio rehabilitation

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) strongly cautions knee surgery patients about cheap DIY rehabilitation options in light of the article published online recently by The Senior.

National Palliative Care Strategy calls for access to multidisciplinary care

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) supports Palliative Care Australia’s call for a more accessible multidisciplinary team approach to caring for people with life limiting or terminal illnesses, so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible with care that matches the needs and preferences of individuals and their families

2019 Stroke Awards Finalists Announced

A real estate agent with a passion for fundraising, avocado-smashing motorheads, a former private eye, a prodigious professor and a tenacious Taswegian were among 28 outstanding Australians, named as finalists in the Stroke Foundation’s 2019 Stroke Awards.

Midlife Makeover

Midlife gets a bad rap - it's associated with words like 'crisis' and 'spread'. There's no doubt that middle age can bring challenges, but what if the negative stereotype was turned upside-down, and midlife was seen as an opportunity to focus on improving your health?

APA calls for federal funding of specialist physio treatment of lymphedema

Early access to specialist lymphedema physiotherapy treatment should be funded by the government, according to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, who joined the Australian Lymphology Association in calling for change.

Parkinson’s disease summit puts patients at centre of their treatment choices

An Australian-led online education summit for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will allow patients and their carers to access latest research and treatment options from anywhere in the world. The event will hear from neurologists, physiotherapists, other health professionals and researchers and provides patients a forum to ask questions and discuss their own experiences living with the disease.

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