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The health issue Medicare ignores

Have you had a run-in with cancer? Had surgery? Radiotherapy? Chemotherapy? Then you may have developed lymphoedema. You may have required lymphatic drainage, massage, special support garments. And you may have been totally out of pocket for all such expenses – even though treatment to manage the condition or prevent it getting any worse would be less of a drain on the public purse.

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.
 

Tasmanians seek commitment to world-class physiotherapy services for improved patient outcomes

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has outlined its key priorities for a more robust, better functioning health system to the major parties ahead of the state election on March 3.

New approach needed for musculoskeletal treatments

As muscle, bone and joint conditions continue to become more common, new research has found those suffering from musculoskeletal problems could benefit from a different approach to treatment.

Physios call for clarity on upgrades to rehab facilities at TQEH

The recent announcement by the SA Minister for Health on the $270 million upgrade due to commence in January at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) has raised important questions about patient rehab facilities by concerned physiotherapists.

Spinal telehealth clinic for prisons recognised in SA Health Awards

An innovative Spinal Telehealth Clinic at Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) was recently announced as a finalist in the SA Health Awards.

Robotic rehabilitation comes to Australia

Children with serious neurological conditions will benefit from the increasing global presence of artificial intelligence and robotics, with the opening of Australia's first robotic rehabilitation gym.

Total knee replacement: no benefit to inpatient rehab

Intensive inpatient rehabilitation after uncomplicated total knee replacement is no more effective than simple outpatient rehabilitation, Australian researchers have reported in the MJA.

World Physiotherapy Day highlights the role of physio in stroke recovery

September 8 marks World Physiotherapy Day which, this year, falls within National Stroke Week (September 4–10), highlighting the increasingly important role physiotherapy plays in stroke recovery. 

Post-stroke physiotherapy vital to recovery

The key message for Stroke Week 2017, which runs from 4 – 10 September, is know the four signs of stroke and act FAST*.

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