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Physios asked to ‘show empathy’ for codeine-seeking patients

The RACGP has encouraged GPs to refer patients to physiotherapists as an alternative to prescribing codeine, following the 1 February upschedule of low-dose codeine-containing preparations.

The health issue Medicare ignores

Have you had a run-in with cancer? Had surgery? Radiotherapy? Chemotherapy? Then you may have developed lymphoedema. You may have required lymphatic drainage, massage, special support garments. And you may have been totally out of pocket for all such expenses – even though treatment to manage the condition or prevent it getting any worse would be less of a drain on the public purse.

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.
 

New telerehab study shows benefits to cardiac patients

New Australian research released by the Journal of Physiotherapy again shows that governments and private health insurers should facilitate tele rehabilitation as part of the health system.

Exercise benefits for older Australians with cognitive impairment

As Australia’s population continues to age, there is an increasing risk of falls and general physical decline in the community, potentially leading to serious injury and hospital admissions. 

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