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Weekend physio instrumental in subacute rehabilitation

Access to allied health services, in particular, physiotherapy, on weekends should be standard in the subacute rehabilitation setting, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association member Mitchell Sarkies, following new research which identified numerous benefits from doing so.

Exercise could be the key to ending lower back pain

Two years ago, Eleanor Gair struggled to sit in an armchair and get up due to severe lower back pain - now she's mostly pain free.

MYTH BUSTED: Exercise isn't harmful for people with knee osteoarthritis

Advice to rest and avoid pain is commonly provided to people with knee and other joint pains - advice that is often wrong, and harmful.

Health: hands on

Studies have shown that massage therapy can hold its own as an effective health treatment for many conditions.

Physio support available for ‘embarrassing’ condition affecting one in four Australians

More Australians live with some form of incontinence than hay fever. Yet the stigma surrounding bladder and bowel weakness is such that it is rarely discussed in public. With World Continence Week commencing on Monday June 18 the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is reassuring all Australians that treatment is available.

Ballarat physiotherapist recognised in Stroke Foundation Awards

Ballarat physiotherapist, Brendan Cutts, was recognised in the 2018 Stroke Foundation Awards, as the Foundation’s Fundraiser of the Year. Brendan was inspired by the many stroke survivors he works with to raise funds and in 2017 he swam 20 kilometres from Perth to Rottnest Island, raising $8,000 to support stroke research, community initiatives and carer support.

How do you know when surgery is the best option and who makes the call?

About a million orthopaedic surgeries are done each year in Australia. Many of these are joint replacements or spinal surgeries to treat osteoarthritis. Hip and knee replacements alone cost the health system more than any other hospital procedure – over $2 billion a year. And some of these surgeries are on the rise. A Victorian study found that between 1994 to 2014, the number of hip replacements done went up 175 per cent, while knee replacements went up 285 per cent. SBS Insight investigates

Comparing the safety and effectiveness of Australian physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths

In a six-year study comparing complaints against physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths in Australia, researchers at the University of Melbourne found the majority of practitioners not receiving any complaints registered with regulators – all three fields achieving a rate of higher than 90 per cent satisfaction.

Physiotherapist recognised in Stroke Foundation Awards

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is a proud sponsor of the Stroke Foundation Awards, which recognises and commends the many people who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by stroke, including carers, volunteers, health professionals and researchers. The awards took place in Melbourne this morning.

How to fix that dizzy feeling

Is the room suddenly spinning and you don’t know why? And no, it’s not thanks to that big night on the weekend or boot camp this morning. Chances are it’s vertigo – a feeling that either you or the environment around you is moving. It’s a specific type of dizziness that can wreak havoc on your everyday life and make standing up feel like the earth is spinning out of control. 

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