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Urgent business assistance a vital lifeline for Victorian private practice physios

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) urgently calls on the Victorian Government to enable access to financial relief for healthcare businesses forced to restrict service delivery

  • Mar 30 2021

Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Inquiry

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

March 2021

Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

A landmark report released by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) provides irrefutable evidence of the cost effectiveness a

  • Feb 24 2021

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

Vital for physiotherapists to be included in priority vaccine rollout

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on the federal government to ensure the inclusion of physiotherapists as frontline health workers in the priority list for COVID-19

Employers exposed to work-from-home injury claims, say lawyers

Ominously, early warning signs are already there, as physiotherapists are reporting more complaints of sore backs and necks due to poorly set up home offices.

Tradies leading the nation’s infrastructure & building recovery need to look after their most valuable asset – their health

Trade work across the construction and home building sectors has been relatively unscathed by the COVID-19 downturn compared to many other sectors.

  • May 11 2020

A step-by-step guide to ensuring your home office isn't injuring your body

Of those who have been fortunate enough to be able to work remotely during the pandemic, chances are your home was not quite prepared to become your full-time office. Whether you’re tapping away at that desk you panic-bought, you’re sitting at the kitchen table with the kids or you’re sneaking off to the couch, physiotherapist Luke Pickett says it’s important to consider how you are positioning your body.

Physiotherapy study aims to improve upper limb mobility for stroke survivors

Losing the ability to use the arm and hand is a devastating outcome for many stroke survivors. Dr Hayward, a researcher in the Department of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University and at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, says up to 70 per cent of stroke survivors have problems using their arm and hand after stroke, making simple tasks like showering, typing an email or making a cup of coffee very difficult. 

Urging tradies to talk about mental health, stretching, and care

Just one in four tradies feel comfortable talking to co-workers about a mental health issue affecting their work — but one in two are happy chatting about their physical health woes, shows new research.

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