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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.

Physiotherapists crucial in supporting mental and physical health.

Physiotherapists treat many patients whose physical and mental health conditions overlap. As such, a multidisciplinary approach, combined with professional development in mental health, helps bridge the physical and psychological health of those with a mental illness.

Evidence-based guidelines for physios treating cancer patients and survivors

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new set of guidelines which highlight the importance of exercise in combatting the effects of cancer treatment and improving survival rates.

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.

Physiotherapy association lauds MFL's new stipulation

Malaysian Physiotherapy Association (MPA) president Dr Mohd Hadzir Abd Manaf has applauded the decision by Malaysian Football League (MFL) to require clubs to hire only physiotherapists who are registered with the association, beginning next season.

Physiotherapists addressing health inequalities for marginalised Australians

Two physiotherapists are presenting an overview of their physiotherapy treatment services at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) TRANSFORM scientific conference in Adelaide this week. Their keynote address, Fighting Social Injustice: stories from the frontline of physiotherapy practice, urges their peers to check implicit biases towards vulnerable groups in our community and minimise the barriers to access that marginalised Australians experience.  

Putting ice on injuries could be doing more damage than good

If you've rolled an ankle, you know what comes next: sickening, nauseating pain. And then a big bag of frozen peas.

APA calls for physiotherapists to provide standard care for prenatal women

The Australian Physiotherapy Association is calling for women’s health physiotherapists to be included in the care teams for all pregnant women, to reduce the risk of complications and improve outcomes for women and their babies.

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