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Summit calls for more exercise and funding to combat soaring rates of OA

The National Osteoarthritis (OA) Strategy was unveiled at the OA Summit in Canberra today, with the aim of combatting the soaring rates of OA in Australia and providing cost effective, evidence-based solutions for the more than 2.2 million Australians living with the debilitating condition.

APA calls on federal government to fund physiotherapy as first line treatment for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating and painful condition affecting more than 2.2 million Australians at a cost to the health system of $2.1 billion annually. As Australia’s population ages and obesity rates climb, this figure is expected to grow to more than 3 million by 2030.

Physios support RACGP recommendations for exercise management of OA

New guidelines released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and co-authored by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member Professor Kim Bennell from the University of Melbourne confirm that exercise and weight management should be the first treatment options for Australians living with debilitating knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

Physios support RACGP recommendations for exercise management of OA

New guidelines released yesterday by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and co-authored by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member Professor Kim Bennell from the University of Melbourne confirm that exercise and weight management should be the first treatment options for Australians living with debilitating knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

'You think you're invincible': how the job is taking a toll on tradies

Canberra carpenter Adam Potts is the first to admit taking care of his body was not his top priority as a young builder. But at 35 and after 15 years as a tradie, the job is starting to take its toll.

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.

No tradies, being in pain is not part of your job!

Most people are aware that being a tradie is a physically demanding job, but most of us don't realise how much of a battering tradies actually take during their day-to-day work lives.

Research shows tradies take better care of their tools than their health

Aussie tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies despite having one of the highest injury rates of any occupation according to research by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) released today to mark the launch of Tradies National Health Month.

GPs and physiotherapists – teaming up to fight chronic pain

National Pain Week has been designed to shine a spotlight on the needs of people who are experiencing chronic pain. That pain experience is very complex and different for everyone, presenting an inextricable entanglement of body and mind. ‘Our perception of pain can depend on its context,’ Dianne Wilson, Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s National Pain Group, told newsGP.

Pain put in the spotlight

Health care professionals in the NT are urging Territorians to include physiotherapy in their pain management programs as part of National Pain Week, which runs from July 23-29.

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