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APA acknowledges AMA Report Card into PHI but says it misses a vital point

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) acknowledges the concerns raised by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in its Private Health Insurance Report Card 2019 but wants to shift the focus to funding for evidence based preventive health measures and best practice contemporary models of care.

Physio Pitchfest picks Pronosupinator as winner

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation’s Physio Pitchfest announced Brodwen McBain from the Upper Limb Co as the winner of the Judges’ Award for The Pronosupinator.  

What do Physiotherapists do?

Many people may be of the opinion that physiotherapists mainly work with back and sports related injuries, but they would be very mistaken.

Why People Choose GEMt Dry Needling Training Courses

‘Why should I do your course’? is likely the most common question my team gets asked here at GEMt headquarters, which is why we’re providing you with the answer right now!

Putting ice on injuries could be doing more damage than good

If you've rolled an ankle, you know what comes next: sickening, nauseating pain. And then a big bag of frozen peas.

Kinesio tape not the answer to preventing runner’s knee and other injuries

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has rejected claims made in an article in US Runner’s World magazine that the use of kinesio tape can prevent injury such as knee cap pain, also known as patellofemoral pain or ‘runner’s knee’. 

New MRI imaging promises more accurate diagnosis of back pain

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) refutes that the new MRI technique will support better diagnosis and treatment due to the complex nature of back pain.

Physio-led exercise best for chronic pain management

Back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, osteoarthritis – we all know someone living with these conditions. Globally it is estimated that one in five people, or about 1.5 billion people, live with chronic pain, with prevalence increasing as we age.

MRFF funds new research to evaluate effectiveness of physiotherapy care for knee osteoarthritis

New research funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will allow La Trobe University academic and APA member Dr Christian Barton to determine the benefits of improved access to physiotherapy led education and therapeutic exercise for people with knee OA who have been referred for surgical management.

Investment in physio needed to address opioid overdoses

The federal government must invest properly in evidence-based physiotherapy to effectively address Australia’s overdose crisis, a member body has urged. 

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