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Bupa pays out more than $420M in joint replacement claims, yet physio could avert up to 70% of these costs

A new report released by Bupa shows health insurance claims for knee and hip replacement surgeries were the most expensive items it paid out for in 2018, totalling more than $420 million. The report says much of this is attributable to an ageing and increasingly overweight population. 

Physio can help more than five million Australians who can’t laugh without leaking

With World Continence Week commencing on June 17, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the Continence Foundation in calling for increased awareness and support for the more than five million Australians aged over 15 who live with some form of incontinence.

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.

Pillow Talk

Everyone's got their favourite sleeping position. Whether you sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees, on your back or on your tummy – every angle requires the right pillow to support you. Quality sleep is imperative for good overall health and wellbeing, and a good pillow is essential for quality sleep.

Midlife Makeover

Midlife gets a bad rap - it's associated with words like 'crisis' and 'spread'. There's no doubt that middle age can bring challenges, but what if the negative stereotype was turned upside-down, and midlife was seen as an opportunity to focus on improving your health?

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

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

Feeling the slump? 11 tips from a physiotherapist for maintaining health and wellbeing when returning to work

The festive season is over, and with the end of the holidays many Australians will be returning to sitting at a desk for extended periods of time, which research has shown to have a serious impact on well-being. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging employees and employers alike to ensure their health - and the health of their staff - isn’t compromised in the post-Christmas return to the office.

Exercise and funding to combat soaring rates of osteoarthritis

At present, there are more than 2.2 million Australians living osteoarthritis (OA), a joint disease which causes chronic pain, and rates continue to soar.

Pippa Middleton’s post-pregnancy bikini pics come with warning from health professionals

Australian Physiotherapy Association women’s health group chairwoman Cath Willis said though Ms Middleton provided a good example of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, women should focus on getting enough rest and establishing a good breast milk supply.

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