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Five weight-bearing exercises all over-60s should know

When it comes to health and wellbeing in older age, over-60s are repeatedly being told to introduce regular exercise to their daily routine. From weight loss to boosting the immune system and even reducing the risk of chronic diseases, exercise has an array of benefits for our health.

Midlife Makeover

Midlife gets a bad rap - it's associated with words like 'crisis' and 'spread'. There's no doubt that middle age can bring challenges, but what if the negative stereotype was turned upside-down, and midlife was seen as an opportunity to focus on improving your health?

APA calls for federal funding of specialist physio treatment of lymphedema

Early access to specialist lymphedema physiotherapy treatment should be funded by the government, according to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, who joined the Australian Lymphology Association in calling for change.

Parkinson’s disease summit puts patients at centre of their treatment choices

An Australian-led online education summit for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will allow patients and their carers to access latest research and treatment options from anywhere in the world. The event will hear from neurologists, physiotherapists, other health professionals and researchers and provides patients a forum to ask questions and discuss their own experiences living with the disease.

National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis highlights role of physiotherapy in high value care

The launch of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis this week outlines a clear pathway to implement affordable, timely access to services - including properly funded physiotherapy treatment - to support the four million Australians who live with arthritis, the leading cause of chronic pain in Australia.

Physiotherapy treatment integral for Australians living with lymphoedema

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) in calling for federal government funding for the estimated one in 6,000 Australians living with lymphoedema from birth. Additionally, 20 per cent of cancer patients will develop the condition as a result of treatment.

Winter sport is upon us: Here’s how to prevent injuries

It’s winter sport season – and yes, that means freezing early Saturday mornings heading to the footy field, but it also means more injuries. According to specialist sports physiotherapist and APA member, Dr Loretta O’Sullivan-Pippia, it’s usually this time of year where we see an increase in nasty injuries in children.

Wheels turning for physio-led campaign to tackle chronic pain

Supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the 700 kilometre cycle around Tasmania will be completed by a group of 25 health professionals whose work spans physiotherapy, psychology and medicine – all of whom have unique insights into treating and supporting patients suffering chronic pain.

Wheels turning for physio-led campaign to tackle chronic pain

Tasmanians can seek advice about their chronic pain conditions from world-leading pain scientists as part of the 2019 Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Tour commencing in Devonport on March 16.  

New guidelines for stroke rehabilitation in children recommend team approach for best outcomes

Stroke is one of the top ten causes of childhood death globally, and more than half of survivors live with lifelong disabilities. A new Australian guideline, the first for stroke rehabilitation in children, recommends a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including physiotherapists, to guide and support children with stroke and their families.

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