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Aged care COVID-19 catch-22 must be addressed

The COVID-19 Catch-22 endured by older Australians must be urgently addressed, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Impact of COVID-19 in

Older Australians at risk of life-threatening falls after long COVID confinement

Older Australians in residential aged care are at risk of life-threatening falls and other serious health impacts after months of COVID-19 confinement and loss of mobility, according to the

Football breast injuries taking a toll but available protection is often unsuitable

Gabby Frost was told to be "careful of your boobs" while playing Aussie Rules football, but a lack of education and appropriate chest protection is leading to a growing, yet still taboo, injury pro

Physiotherapy must be included in multidisciplinary approach to mental health

The Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan, released to support and safeguard the mental health of Australians during and beyond COVID-19, is a much needed additi

Physiotherapists crucial in supporting mental and physical health.

Physiotherapists treat many patients whose physical and mental health conditions overlap. As such, a multidisciplinary approach, combined with professional development in mental health, helps bridge the physical and psychological health of those with a mental illness.

Evidence-based guidelines for physios treating cancer patients and survivors

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new set of guidelines which highlight the importance of exercise in combatting the effects of cancer treatment and improving survival rates.

What do Physiotherapists do?

Many people may be of the opinion that physiotherapists mainly work with back and sports related injuries, but they would be very mistaken.

APA calls for physiotherapists to provide standard care for prenatal women

The Australian Physiotherapy Association is calling for women’s health physiotherapists to be included in the care teams for all pregnant women, to reduce the risk of complications and improve outcomes for women and their babies.

Why this image is so important

Radio announcer Heidi Anderson has been lauded for baring her post baby body — complete with C-section scar — just a month after giving birth. 

APA calls for physiotherapists to be included in the care teams for pregnant women in Australia

The APA is calling for women’s health physiotherapists to be included in the care teams for all pregnant women in Australia to reduce the risk of complications and to improve outcomes for women and their babies.

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