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Future of physiotherapy practice a focus of NEXT 2018

Top business minds, leading clinicians and strategic innovators will converge on Hobart’s waterfront this week as part of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) NEXT conference, aimed at the profession’s business, education and practice leaders.

'Smart socks' offer hope for remote patients with chronic pain, researcher says

New wearable "smart sock" technology could help physiotherapists treat regional and remote patients and get them back on their feet.

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.

When fitness, healthcare and technology collide

Technology has made fitness both affordable and accessible—whether you’re in outback Northern Territory or avoiding peak hour in Sydney, digital personal training sessions mean people can get their sweat on anywhere, anytime.

Rebates for digital physiotherapy must be introduced in line with Medicare changes for digital psychology consults for rural Australians

The federal government’s announcement of a Medicare rebate for people living in rural and remote areas to access psychological services via telehealth, i.e digitally enabled means, must also be replicated for physiotherapy consultations.

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.

Internet-based physiotherapy study shows benefits in patient pain releif

Innovative research released today proves that digitally enabled physiotherapy consultations are effective in treating patients with chronic knee pain.

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