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Physio advice has saved my career

Gaelic Football: SOME expert advice from Newry physiotherapist Stephen Brannigan has saved the career of Down forward Alan Davidson.

  • Jul 14 2020

Injuries on the rise as Canberra returns to normal

Canberrans are either getting back to the gym or staying home working . . . and both have caused a spate of injuries.

Friday Health: Physio Nicola Mepstead on getting back to the gym safely

Nicola Mepstead joins Afternoons with Deb Knight on Radio 2GB to chat about not going too hard, too soon when returning to the gym and provides some simple stretches people can do at home t

For knee injuries, surgery may not be the best option

Knee reconstructions may lead to more problems later in life than non-surgical rehabilitation, researchers have found.

Don’t go too hard, too soon: elite athletes join physios in injury prevention campaign

Some of Australia’s top athletes have lent their support to a new social media campaign from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to highlight the increased risk of sports injurie

Structured physio program for Australians with knee OA could save health system more than $300 million a year

Australians suffering moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who take part in a structured pre-surgical physiotherapy program could avoid surgery altogether and save the health system

Physiotherapists warn gym-goers to ease back into exercise post-COVID-19

As gym doors reopen, physiotherapists are warning us to take it easy as we start working out again. 

Ask the Physio: Does my horse have back pain?

The question I get asked most often is, “Does my horse have a sore back?” Back pain is a common cause of poor performance, yet it is often misunderstood and mismanaged.

Kids getting fatter and less fit during summer holidays

2New research from the UK has identified the summer holiday period as the peak time for children to put on weight and become less fit.1 Anecdotal data from a separate survey of Australian parents2 who use formal and informal childcare during school holidays identified a combination of diet and time spent inactive as key contributors to this decline.

Research Finds You Can Put Your Back Into It

Growing up, we were always told to keep our back straight to avoid injuries. But now researchers from Curtin University may have finally dispelled that myth.

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