From professional athletes in world famous teams, through to a 10 year-old who sprained her ankle playing netball, or an 80 year old with a sore back from bowls, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists are dedicated to helping injured athletes return to their chosen activity.
New data released by medibank shows that since 2012 girls aged 10-19 have had a 31 per cent increase in ACL repairs. Looking at girls between 10-14, there's been a 52 per cent increase. It is thought this rise is partly due to more girls playing contact sports.
Junior sport is taking a heavy toll on WA children, with a landmark report showing a rise in injuries and doctors warning that kids as young as 10 are undergoing knee reconstructions and other surgery.
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.
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.
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.