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No place for ageism in exercise prescription

Counter to advice in a recent Reader’s Digest article, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) advises that exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

Prescribed exercise from a physiotherapist supports better mental health

Worldwide, one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives; one in six will have experienced a mental health condition in the past week alone. This year World Physiotherapy Day—Saturday 8 September—focused on the role physiotherapists play in supporting people with a range mental health conditions.
 

Bladder health 101: tips to improve bladder control

It's important to know how to take care of your bladder, and to get the right advice for your age and life stage. Throughout your life, your daily habits and practices can put you in a better position to avoid bladder leakage or loss of bladder control, also known as urinary incontinence. 
 

Stroke survivors lacking physical activity at risk

Stroke sufferers who are failing to meet basic rehabilitation needs are at risk of a secondary stroke.

Prescribed exercise from a physiotherapist supports better mental health

Worldwide, one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives; one in six will have experienced a mental health condition in the past week alone. This year World Physiotherapy Day—Saturday 8 September—focuses on the role physiotherapists play in supporting people with a range mental health conditions.

Tradies take care of their tools more than they take care of their health, study reveals

A new study reveals that tradies are almost twice as likely to take care of their tools than their health despite having one of the highest injury rates of any occupation. The Empirica Research commissioned by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) was released on Wednesday to mark the launch of Tradies National Health Month.

Medicare submission calls for red tape reduction

The Australian Physiotherapy Association has made several key recommendations to the MBS review to increase access and equity to services, and reduce unnecessary red tape in the healthcare system.

How to avoid injuries from 'overfilled' reusable shopping bags

In the wake of the supermarket plastic bag ban, customers are raising concerns about shoulder injuries after carrying reusable bags “overfilled” with heavier shopping. Shoppers across the country have complained about supermarket checkout staff loading up the larger, sturdier bags simply because they can fit more in, making them heavy to carry and putting customers at risk of hurting themselves.

The 'body whisperer' helped countless Australian athletes achieve their personal best

"Well done m'love" was Wendy's mantra to everyone and the creed by which she lived was always to be positive. Most importantly Wendy's smile and laughter brightened the lives of everyone she met.

Physios urged to get behind National Tradies Month

Physiotherapists are being encouraged to get onboard Tradies National Health Month this August, to help raise awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations.

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