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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.

Why Some Experts Are Saying Perfect Posture Is A Myth

Remember being reprimanded as a child for slouching? Parents and teachers would instruct us so often to sit up straight that it became a deeply ingrained belief slouching would inevitably lead to back problems.

Weekend physio instrumental in subacute rehabilitation

Access to allied health services, in particular, physiotherapy, on weekends should be standard in the subacute rehabilitation setting, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association member Mitchell Sarkies, following new research which identified numerous benefits from doing so.

Healthy bones at every age

Healthy bones and joints enable us to move about freely and without discomfort. Requiring constant maintenance, our skeletal system is constructed of hundreds of moveable parts connected by ligaments and tendons, lubricated and cushioned by cartilage. 

Exercise could be the key to ending lower back pain

Two years ago, Eleanor Gair struggled to sit in an armchair and get up due to severe lower back pain - now she's mostly pain free.

MYTH BUSTED: Exercise isn't harmful for people with knee osteoarthritis

Advice to rest and avoid pain is commonly provided to people with knee and other joint pains - advice that is often wrong, and harmful.

The pelvic flaw in all of us

Do you wee when you sneeze? Or avoid star jumps at the gym? One in four of us experience pelvic floor problems which can lead to incontinence, or even prolapse. Basically we're poorly designed, we're standing over a gap and gravity is working against us. But you can turn things around. So get ready to clench, ladies. We need to talk.

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