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'Smart socks' offer hope for remote patients with chronic pain, researcher says

New wearable "smart sock" technology could help physiotherapists treat regional and remote patients and get them back on their feet.

Physiotherapists key to keeping Commonwealth Games athletes in peak condition

While the world’s attention turns to the 6,600 athletes competing in this week’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it is the precision work happening behind the scenes that is ensuring that athletes competing across the 18 sports stay in top condition for their events. Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) members are an integral part of every athlete’s support team.

Perth dad Gwynne Erasmus learns to walk again despite suffering rare nervous disorder

A Perth father who was told he’d never walk again has proved the medical world wrong. Gwynne Erasmus suffers from a rare nervous disorder called Erythromelalgia, which blocks the blood vessels, causing swelling, redness and pain. He said one morning a few years ago, he just could not stand up.

AFLW player wins PRF grant to study ACL injuries

It was professional footballer Brooke Patterson's love of sport that first drew her to the profession of physiotherapy, which has now enabled her to merge her two loves via a Physiotherapy Research Foundation grant.

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.


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