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Population based study shows sports-related knee injuries are a precursor to knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis

A recent Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport paper co-authored by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) members Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman and Dr Joanne Kemp has shown that sports-related knee injuries more than doubled the likelihood of knee replacement surgeries up to 15 years later.

Your pain tool kit

Did you know? A physiotherapist or osteopath can design a workout specifically for your pain condition. 

Kids aren't getting enough exercise

This week students arrived back to school for 2019, eager and nervous after their parents and caregivers had prepared them to put their best foot forward. However, a concerning new report has found that kids are failing to do just that. The report found that Australian kids are some of the least active in the world, ranking 32nd out of 49 countries.

Kids struggling with weight are getting lessons on movement to help them get through school day

Some Queensland children will wear specially made uniforms bigger than 9XL when school returns this week. The shock state of childhood obesity is exposed with the revelation that uniform shops are taking orders for young boys needing shorts with 150cm waists (59 inches).

Too hot to run or ride? Try this underwater fitness trend

With sweltering summer temperatures and much of Australia enduring a seemingly endless heatwave, you could be forgiven for forgoing your regular run or ride. But a new fitness trend might mean you can crush your cardio while also staying cool, thanks to aqua-fitness equipment.

Back to school: The perfect time to start kids on the right foot

The start of the school year is a challenging time for parents and children – the holidays are over and work/school routines are about to kick back in. With ‘back to school’ ads bombarding us at every turn it can be hard to know what’s really relevant when it comes to getting our kids school ready.

How to keep your employees healthy in 2019

According to Dave Hall, Chair of the APA Occupational Health, building movement into your working day can be a big step towards increased health and productivity.

Feeling the slump? 11 tips from a physiotherapist for maintaining health and wellbeing when returning to work

The festive season is over, and with the end of the holidays many Australians will be returning to sitting at a desk for extended periods of time, which research has shown to have a serious impact on well-being. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging employees and employers alike to ensure their health - and the health of their staff - isn’t compromised in the post-Christmas return to the office.

Scrolling the day away

There is strong evidence our screen use is contributing heavily to the amount of time we spend being sedentary. This is because screen time is nearly always associated with sitting or lying down, says Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) paediatric physiotherapist Nicole Pates.

Exercise and funding to combat soaring rates of osteoarthritis

At present, there are more than 2.2 million Australians living osteoarthritis (OA), a joint disease which causes chronic pain, and rates continue to soar.

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