Junior sport is taking a heavy toll on WA children, with a landmark report showing a rise in injuries and doctors warning that kids as young as 10 are undergoing knee reconstructions and other surgery.
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.
While the world’s attention turns to the 6,600 athletes competing in this week’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it is the precision work happening behind the scenes that is ensuring that athletes competing across the 18 sports stay in top condition for their events. Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) members are an integral part of every athlete’s support team.
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.
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.
There's no faster way to take the peace and love out of yoga than with an injury. With recent research showing that one in 10 yogis experience musculoskeletal pain from the poses, you clearly have to be careful how you contort yourself.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) strongly asserts the important role that physiotherapists play in managing acute ankle sprains and preventing their recurrence, despite some media reports that have suggested otherwise.