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Stroke is one of the top ten causes of childhood death globally, and more than half of survivors live with lifelong disabilities. A new Australian guideline, the first for stroke rehabilitation in children, recommends a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including physiotherapists, to guide and support children with stroke and their families.
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.
Worldwide, one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives; one in six will have experienced a mental health condition in the past week alone. That physical activity is good for us is well known – it supports a healthy cardiovascular system, strengthens joints and bones and keeps weight in check. The relationship between physical activity and improved mental health outcomes in those suffering mental health conditions, however, is less well known.
Did you know Aussie tradies make up 30 per cent of the Australian workforce, yet they account for a staggering 58 per cent in serious claims for worker’s compensation, according to latest statistics from Safe Work Australia?
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) says state and federal governments must invest more in primary contact physiotherapists in emergency departments (ED) to improve patient flow and care on musculoskeletal injuries and reduce the burden of this disease.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is demanding urgent changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) after reforms last week blocked residents in aged care facilities from accessing effective pain management.
New health research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Physiotherapy includes a study on the intensity of exercise needed for people living with cancer to improve mobility and reduce fatigue, as well as a study on the benefits of massage for people competing in Ironman triathlons.