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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.

In top form: eat well and stay active to maintain health and wellbeing in later life

While 50 may be the new 40, it becomes even more important to put time and effort into healthy living once we reach our mid to later years. Good nutrition and regular exercise are a key part of the wellness picture. But what are the important things to eat and do as we age?

Funding for physiotherapy led exercise programs is key to proper OA management

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating and painful condition affecting more than 2.2 million Australians at a cost to the health system of $2.1 billion annually. As Australia’s population ages and obesity rates climb, this figure is expected to grow to more than 3 million by 20301.

APA calls on federal government to fund physiotherapy as first line treatment for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating and painful condition affecting more than 2.2 million Australians at a cost to the health system of $2.1 billion annually. As Australia’s population ages and obesity rates climb, this figure is expected to grow to more than 3 million by 2030.

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