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Improved MRI imaging for back pain not a cure

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has refuted claims made in a recent article that suggests improved MRI scanning will support better diagnosis and treatment of complex back pain, a condition that affects 3.7 million Australians.

Research shows tradies are getting healthier, but blokey culture still exists

Seven out of 10 tradies consider themselves fit and try to eat healthily - challenging the pie eating, chocolate milk drinking stereotype - but a persistent blokey culture is leading to serious injury. The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s annual survey, released today to mark Tradies National Health Month, revealed some concerning attitudes amongst tradies and a disconnect between their attitudes to work and sport.   

Have a physically demanding job? Look after your body as you get older

If you work in a physically demanding job, your body is the tool you rely on to support yourself and your family. What happens when it stops working?

Cold comfort or cool fad?

Whole body cryotherapy has found a fan base for inflammation and pain relief among celebrities, but what exactly is it and how does it help?

Confidence key to implementing PIPT for low back pain

A recent study investigating the attitudes of physiotherapists in relation to psychologically informed physical therapy (PIPT) to treat low back pain (LBP) reveals that confidence may be key in delivering better patient outcomes.

Winter sport is upon us: Here’s how to prevent injuries

It’s winter sport season – and yes, that means freezing early Saturday mornings heading to the footy field, but it also means more injuries. According to specialist sports physiotherapist and APA member, Dr Loretta O’Sullivan-Pippia, it’s usually this time of year where we see an increase in nasty injuries in children.

From newborns to toddlers, physios are a safe option for babies

While controversy remains around the physical manipulation of infants and young babies, physiotherapists provide a trusted and safe option for parents whose babies do require intervention for numerous reasons.

Zoe Russell on ABC National Radio discussing De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Zoe Russell, APAM, discusses De Quervain's Tenosynovitis with 774 ABC Melbourne.

‘Horrifying’ chiropractor footage stresses need for parents to think long and hard about infant therapies

If you’ve seen the shocking footage this week of a chiropractor manipulating a two-week-old baby’s spine, you might be wondering what therapies are safe and effective for infants and young children.

No place for spinal manipulation in infant care

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has echoed the Chiropractic Board of Australia’s alarm following the release of a video showing a chiropractor manipulating the spine and neck of a baby.

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