Ahead of Lymphoedema Awareness Day on Tuesday 6 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is joining the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) in calling on the federal government to support Medicare funding for Australians living with this chronic illness.
We’ve heard it all before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after popping on our activewear, lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, we tend to go all out—and suffer the consequences. We chatted to APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Lauren Shelley, who has a special interest running related injuries. Did we mention she also represented Australia for marathon running at the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships? Uh, yeah, this lady knows her stuff. She practices at Body Logic Physiotherapy and has popped together some tips to help us level up our running game, ensuring a strong, pain-free finish.
A new guideline released by the RACGP today addresses the growing community concern over opioid misuse and addiction. A key recommendation is that GPs refer patients to physios early for acute musculoskeletal pain.
Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital saw a flurry of energy this morning as a group of world leading pain researchers officially launched the Pain Revolution, a fund and awareness raising bicycle ride from Melbourne to Adelaide to help ordinary Australians, rural GPs and other health practitioners understand the complex issues surrounding persistent pain.