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Safety and effectiveness of physiotherapy highlighted in low level of consumer complaints

A new research paper from the University of Melbourne released today highlights the very low rate of consumer complaints against physiotherapists. The retrospective analysis of formal complaints against registered chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists in Australia was collated from data accessed between 2011 and 2016.

Physios asked to ‘show empathy’ for codeine-seeking patients

The RACGP has encouraged GPs to refer patients to physiotherapists as an alternative to prescribing codeine, following the 1 February upschedule of low-dose codeine-containing preparations.

Doesn’t stand up? Standing desks ‘increase pain, reduce mental functioning’, study finds

They're all the rage in offices these days, but a new study suggests standing desks may actually increase bodily pain and slow down mental functioning.

How to run injury-free – APA physio and Commonwealth Games runner Lauren Shelley

We’ve heard it all before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after popping on our activewear, lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, we tend to go all out—and suffer the consequences.  We chatted to APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Lauren Shelley, who has a special interest running related injuries. Did we mention she also represented Australia for marathon running at the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships? Uh, yeah, this lady knows her stuff. She practices at Body Logic Physiotherapy and has popped together some tips to help us level up our running game, ensuring a strong, pain-free finish.

The importance of barista wrist assessment

Each week, baristas spend hours on their feet—grinding, tamping and serving coffee. Most are exposed to awkward hand movements and must exert excessive force through their wrists, forearms, elbows and back.

APA members nominated for prestigious HESTA Primary Health Care Awards

The APA is proud to announce that a number of its members have been nominated as national finalists for the 2017 HESTA awards, which recognise the country’s most outstanding healthcare professionals across the categories of Individual Distinction, Team Excellence and Young Leader.

  • Jul 27 2017

Tradies, look after your most valuable tool - your health!

Australians love their tradies, but tradies are not prioritising their health and wellbeing, with almost three in five serious workplace injury claims involving a tradesperson. Join the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and help us ensure tradies make their health the most valuable part of their toolkit when Tradies National Health Month (TNHM) kicks off on August 1.

Australian tradies to watch more than just their backs during Tradies National Health Month

Physiotherapists are calling on tradies to watch more than just their backs during Tradies National Health Month this August. It comes as Australia’s tradies continue to have among the poorest health and safety conditions of workers across all sectors. 

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