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How to run injury-free – APA physio and Commonwealth Games runner Lauren Shelley

We’ve heard it all before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after popping on our activewear, lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, we tend to go all out—and suffer the consequences.  We chatted to APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Lauren Shelley, who has a special interest running related injuries. Did we mention she also represented Australia for marathon running at the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships? Uh, yeah, this lady knows her stuff. She practices at Body Logic Physiotherapy and has popped together some tips to help us level up our running game, ensuring a strong, pain-free finish.

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.

COSA recommends prescribed exercise programs as part of standard care for cancer patients

A new position statement released by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) yesterday highlights the importance of exercise as part of standard practice in cancer care, and specifically mentions referral to physiotherapists experienced in working with cancer patients.

New program aims to change attitudes and improve health for young people with disability

A ground-breaking new program aims to change attitudes towards disability, while improving the physical and mental health of young people with disabilities through exercise. 

Yes, you can get injured doing yoga—here’s how to avoid it

There's no faster way to take the peace and love out of yoga than with an injury. With recent research showing that one in 10 yogis experience musculoskeletal pain from the poses, you clearly have to be careful how you contort yourself.

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. 

Backpacks don't hurt, but couch time does

As children return to school, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging parents not to be wary of children carrying a backpack of moderate weight, as research has shown that weight-bearing activity can help to prevent back pain in adolescence.

Aged care residents miss out on pain management

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is demanding urgent changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) after reforms last week blocked residents in aged care facilities from accessing effective pain management. 

Keeping your New Year’s resolutions on track

It’s the first week of February – the danger zone where most of us will start wavering on our New Year’s resolutions, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapist, Aidan Rich.

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