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Summit calls for more exercise and funding to combat soaring rates of OA

The National Osteoarthritis (OA) Strategy was unveiled at the OA Summit in Canberra today, with the aim of combatting the soaring rates of OA in Australia and providing cost effective, evidence-based solutions for the more than 2.2 million Australians living with the debilitating condition.

Strong case for higher-intensity exercise in seniors

Even though it is sometimes difficult for seniors to stick to a regular exercise regime, we all know the importance of exercise. 

National strategy launched to improve osteoarthritis care

A leading osteoarthritis expert says too often patients receive fragmented and inappropriate care to manage their damaged joints. Professor David Hunter is leading a national strategy to significantly improve the way patients with osteoarthritis are managed. 

Reduce the affect of arthritis with physiotherapy

DURING last month's World Arthritis Day, the Australian Physiotherapy Association called for increased treatment access for sufferers. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disease, and one of the leading causes of pain and disability in Australia.

Local MPs back Labor plan to tackle ACL injuries

An early ACL injury is painful, costly and can lead to long term health issues, with lasting impacts on employment and ability to exercise, says local MP Anoulack Chanthivong.

Aquatic physiotherapy an important adjunct to rehabilitation treatment

Aquatic physiotherapy is a specialised treatment that’s carried out while floating, partially submerged or fully submerged in a temperature-controlled pool, by a physiotherapist with specialist training in rehabilitation in water.

Age is no barrier to exercise prescription

A recent story in Reader’s Digest suggesting that specific exercises should avoided at age 50 has been rebuked by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) who maintain that exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

No place for ageism in exercise

EVEN though it is sometimes difficult to stick to a regular exercise regime, we all know the importance of exercise.

Physiotherapy should be first-line treatment for hip and knee OA, not surgery

Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 2.1 million Australians.

APA refutes Reader’s Digest article on seniors’ exercise

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging seniors to tailor exercise to their ability rather than age.

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