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GPs and physiotherapists – teaming up to fight chronic pain

National Pain Week has been designed to shine a spotlight on the needs of people who are experiencing chronic pain. That pain experience is very complex and different for everyone, presenting an inextricable entanglement of body and mind. ‘Our perception of pain can depend on its context,’ Dianne Wilson, Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s National Pain Group, told newsGP.

Pain put in the spotlight

Health care professionals in the NT are urging Territorians to include physiotherapy in their pain management programs as part of National Pain Week, which runs from July 23-29.

Weekend physio instrumental in subacute rehabilitation

Access to allied health services, in particular, physiotherapy, on weekends should be standard in the subacute rehabilitation setting, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association member Mitchell Sarkies, following new research which identified numerous benefits from doing so.

  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy

Presented to the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group 
May 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Consultation Paper: Proposal for National Disability Insurance Scheume Quality and Safeguarding Framework

Presented to the Department of Social Services
April 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Proposed ComCare Northern Territory Fee Schedule

August 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Discussion Paper Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions through Primary Healthcare

Presented to Primary Health Care Advisory Group
September 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Response to the MBS review taskforce consultation

Prestented to the MBS Review Taskforce 
November 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Physiotherapist referral to specialist medical practitioners

2015-16 pre-budget submission

Getting a better understanding of residents’ palliative care needs

People with family in aged care are more likely than others to discuss a family member’s end-of-life care wishes with them, according to a national survey.


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