The release of a report on Australia’s overdose crisis today has prompted the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to call on the Federal Government to invest properly in evidence based physiotherapy pain management services.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has refuted claims made in a recent article that suggests improved MRI scanning will support better diagnosis and treatment of complex back pain, a condition that affects 3.7 million Australians.
Chronic pain affects one in five Australians, rising to one in three for those aged over 651. Its impact on individuals, families and the wider community can’t be overestimated. During National Pain Week (22-28 July) the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on the federal government to properly fund evidenced based treatments like physiotherapy that support the complex multidisciplinary care requirements of people living with this debilitating condition.
Our knowledge of back pain has changed a lot in recent decades but unfortunately out-dated knowledge still abounds. With new research showing that a quarter of Americans suffer back pain, it's clear that many of us need quality knowledge about how to best care for our backs.
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.
Painaustralia released its National Action Plan for pain management this week, citing allied health as integral to an interdisciplinary approach to improve quality of life for more than 3.24 million Australians living with chronic 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.