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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. 

Let’s get flexible: Why stretching is actually good for you

Assisted stretch studios are popping up across the country, where Aussies pay to be pushed and pulled as they lie on special tables. The first dedicated studio opened last year, but they’re now in most capitals, and with one-on-one sessions costing from $39 to $100, it’s a lucrative industry Sara Abgrall, the manager of Stretch Studio in Sydney’s Double Bay, says, “I’ve stretched clients ranging from triathletes who want to recover and perform better to mums getting back into exercise and office workers wanting to relieve tension and pain from sitting all day.”

Safety and effectiveness of physiotherapy highlighted in low level of consumer complaints

A new research paper from the University of Melbourne released today highlights the very low rate of consumer complaints against physiotherapists. The retrospective analysis of formal complaints against registered chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists in Australia was collated from data accessed between 2011 and 2016.

Ride to raise awareness of chronic back pain

A GROUP of medical professionals will go to great pains in an attempt to break a vicious cycle this month. The 23 riders taking part in the initiative will comprise physiotherapists and other health workers. They will complete the ride in a bid to spread awareness about chronic back pain.

Pain Revolution seeks to break the cycle of chronic pain for rural and regional Australians

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is once again a proud sponsor of the Pain Revolution in 2018, a 7-day, 770km cycle from Sydney to Albury Wodonga commencing 11 April.

Targeted neuro-physiotherapy intervention vital in effective management of Parkinson’s disease

In the lead up to World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is highlighting the vital role physios play in helping people achieve the best possible quality of life after diagnosis—to slow the disease progression and, in many cases, improve their symptoms in the early stages.


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