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Exercise prescription is key to improved cancer survival and recovery

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has embraced the latest recommendations from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that promote the systemic use of an ‘exercise prescription’ to combat the effects of cancer treatment and improve survival rates.

Steering Committee Established For National Preventive Health Strategy

The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development. 

How physios can help men with men's sexual health

Due to the intimate nature of the problem, erectile dysfunction is often swept under the carpet, with many men too embarrassed to visit a health practitioner.

APA calls for funding to help chronic pain sufferers access long-term physio

The Australian Physiotherapy Association is calling for Medicare funding covering physiotherapy treatment for sufferers of chronic pain.

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

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