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National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management calls on coordinated team approach and MBS funding to tackle chronic pain

Painaustralia released its National Action Plan for pain management this week, citing allied health as integral to an interdisciplinary approach to improve quality of life for more than 3.24 million Australians living with chronic pain.  

Cold comfort or cool fad?

Whole body cryotherapy has found a fan base for inflammation and pain relief among celebrities, but what exactly is it and how does it help?

2019 Stroke Awards Finalists Announced

A real estate agent with a passion for fundraising, avocado-smashing motorheads, a former private eye, a prodigious professor and a tenacious Taswegian were among 28 outstanding Australians, named as finalists in the Stroke Foundation’s 2019 Stroke Awards.

National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis highlights role of physiotherapy in high value care

The launch of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis this week outlines a clear pathway to implement affordable, timely access to services - including properly funded physiotherapy treatment - to support the four million Australians who live with arthritis, the leading cause of chronic pain in Australia.

Elise Gane Lymphoedema Interview

Lymphoedema is the accumulation of fluid in the body which causes uncomfortable swelling, impaired mobility and recurrent infections. It most frequently affects the arms and legs, but can also be present in the groin, head and neck regions. 

Zoe Russell on ABC National Radio discussing De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Zoe Russell, APAM, discusses De Quervain's Tenosynovitis with 774 ABC Melbourne.

Too hot to run or ride? Try this underwater fitness trend

With sweltering summer temperatures and much of Australia enduring a seemingly endless heatwave, you could be forgiven for forgoing your regular run or ride. But a new fitness trend might mean you can crush your cardio while also staying cool, thanks to aqua-fitness equipment.

New Year’s health resolutions – how to maintain momentum without getting injured

New Year is a time many Australians make resolutions to get fitter, lose weight, eat better and reduce their drinking – but all too often injury and dwindling motivation mean those resolutions can quickly fall by the wayside. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has some tips to help Aussies pursue and maintain their health goals safely in 2019. 

Department of Health listens to APA on use of limited registration physios working under ACFI

After hearing the strong arguments presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) the Department of Health has clarified its position on the use of limited registration physiotherapists working under ACFI* items 12.4 a and 12.4 b in the aged care sector.

Department backflips on ACFI pain ruling

The health department has withdrawn recent advice concerning allied health professionals with limited registration and pain management services in aged care while it consults with the sector.

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