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New GPs guideline recommends physio over opioids for acute musculoskeletal pain

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.

Pain Revolution cyclists in a spin to reach Adelaide

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.

Internet-based physiotherapy study shows benefits in patient pain releif

Innovative research released today proves that digitally enabled physiotherapy consultations are effective in treating patients with chronic knee pain.

Aged care residents miss out on pain management

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is demanding urgent changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) after reforms last week blocked residents in aged care facilities from accessing effective pain management. 

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