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Research shows tradies are getting healthier, but blokey culture still exists

Seven out of 10 tradies consider themselves fit and try to eat healthily - challenging the pie eating, chocolate milk drinking stereotype - but a persistent blokey culture is leading to serious injury. The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s annual survey, released today to mark Tradies National Health Month, revealed some concerning attitudes amongst tradies and a disconnect between their attitudes to work and sport.   

Tradies make health the most important part of tool kit

Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector. Time off work due to poor health and injury has a significant impact on families, businesses and communities

Physios overlooked in incontinence management

More than six million Australians live with some form of incontinence and yet the majority – 62 per cent – never seek professional help and physiotherapists are often overlooked.

Physio can help more than five million Australians who can’t laugh without leaking

With World Continence Week commencing on June 17, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the Continence Foundation in calling for increased awareness and support for the more than five million Australians aged over 15 who live with some form of incontinence.

Zoe Russell on ABC National Radio discussing De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Zoe Russell, APAM, discusses De Quervain's Tenosynovitis with 774 ABC Melbourne.

Australian women urged to increase physical activity and prevent chronic disease

To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging Australian women to place higher priority on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Women urged to increase exercise and avoid chronic illness

To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging Australian women to place higher priority on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Pippa Middleton’s post-pregnancy bikini pics come with warning from health professionals

Australian Physiotherapy Association women’s health group chairwoman Cath Willis said though Ms Middleton provided a good example of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, women should focus on getting enough rest and establishing a good breast milk supply.

10 things that can actually help relieve the nightmare that is pelvic girdle pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is the dreadful pain stemming from the pelvic region during pregnancy. Actually, I’ve read it can happen after pregnancy too. So that’s a fun thing to look forward to…

Effective intervention starts with assessment

Incontinence of urine or faeces can affecr both men and women of all ages, however the incidence rises significantly among the elderly. This does not mean that it should be considered a natural and expected part of ageing—loss of bladder or bowel control is not normal. 

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