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Specialist physiotherapy treatment integral to cancer patients

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.
 

Neck pain solutions

APA physiotherapist Tim Dettmann appears on the Today show, discussing the simple tricks to relieve suffering without any pills.

How to run injury-free – APA physio and Commonwealth Games runner Lauren Shelley

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.

We answer that age-old question about physical pain: Who do you see and why?

When it comes to pain, and knowing who to see for varying kinds of pain, we’re often faced with a nice kind of dilemma: Who do I actually go and see about it?

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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