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Physio perfectly positioned to address Productivity Commission report findings on mental health

The Productivity Commission Inquiry Report on Mental Health released this week has identified the clear links between poor physical health and mental health conditions.

Safe school holiday activities you can do even if you live in an area with coronavirus restrictions

The good news is there are plenty of rainy-day activities you can do at home, and even more ideas have flooded the internet since the onset of coronavirus.

Structured physio program for Australians with knee OA could save health system more than $300 million a year

Australians suffering moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who take part in a structured pre-surgical physiotherapy program could avoid surgery altogether and save the health system

Virtual fitness classes

How do you feel about going to a group fitness class in a gym, where there's no actual instructor? Instead the instructor's on a screen. Virtual fitness classes have been rolling out in fitness centres and gyms around the country. As with anything, there are pros and cons.

Canberra physios see spike due to injuries from New Year's resolutions

Kids getting fatter and less fit during summer holidays

2New research from the UK has identified the summer holiday period as the peak time for children to put on weight and become less fit.1 Anecdotal data from a separate survey of Australian parents2 who use formal and informal childcare during school holidays identified a combination of diet and time spent inactive as key contributors to this decline.

Evidence-based guidelines for physios treating cancer patients and survivors

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new set of guidelines which highlight the importance of exercise in combatting the effects of cancer treatment and improving survival rates.

Physiotherapy Pitchfest encourages innovation in healthcare

An injury reducing football boot, a physio chatbot and a new orthosis for the rehabilitation of upper limb injuries are some of the novel ideas vying to take out the Australian Physiotherap

Easy ways to get rid of your beer belly

Beer belly, love handles, the middle-aged spread – whatever you call it, having a bit of a gut is something many people notice as they age. But just how harmful is a beer belly for health and what are the best ways to get rid of excess weight?

Building quality of life: The 5 secrets to a happy retirement

Entering retirement is for the most part an exciting journey full of new possibilities and adventures but at the same time the transition from working life can be a shock to the system with so much free time on your hands.

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