Entering retirement is for the most part an exciting journey full of new possibilities and adventures but at the same time the transition from working life can be a shock to the system with so much free time on your hands.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has rejected claims made in an article in US Runner’s World magazine that the use of kinesio tape can prevent injury such as knee cap pain, also known as patellofemoral pain or ‘runner’s knee’.
New research funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will allow La Trobe University academic and APA member Dr Christian Barton to determine the benefits of improved access to physiotherapy led education and therapeutic exercise for people with knee OA who have been referred for surgical management.
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.
Just one in four tradies feel comfortable talking to co-workers about a mental health issue affecting their work — but one in two are happy chatting about their physical health woes, shows new research.
Patients’ health and wellbeing is being put at risk by the federal government’s refusal to enact protection of the word ‘physio’, which can be – and frequently is – used by non-physiotherapist practitioners.
Last November the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) called on the Federal Government to protect the title ‘physio’ in line with the protected status of ‘physiotherapist’ and ‘physiotherapy’, giving the public assurance that any practitioners using these titles are fully qualified, registered physiotherapists using evidence-informed treatments. This issue is now more pressing than ever, following the announcement by AHPRA that tougher sanctions have come into force for people falsely claiming to be a registered health practitioner.