Concussion explained: why ignoring head knocks is now a dangerous game

Concussion explained: why ignoring head knocks is now a dangerous game

Concussion is mentioned in daily news cycles, athletes are being medically retired on the basis of repeated concussions and community sport has adopted strict return-to-play protocols.

So why all the fanfare now about a condition that has been around for as long as blokes have had testosterone and the desire to strike each other’s heads? The simple answer is: medicine.

  • 15 Aug, 2022

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

Physical activity prioritised as part of new preventive health strategy

Physical activity prioritised as part of new preventive health strategy

With Australians living almost 11 years in poor health on average, equating to around 13 per cent of their life, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 to urgently address health inequalities, and embed ‘prevention’ in our health system.

Physios warn players that gradual return to sport is critical to avoid injury

Physios warn players that gradual return to sport is critical to avoid injury

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling for clubs and players to be aware of the increased risk of sports injuries after the long COVID-19 lay off and as Victorians return to a form of normality.

While many Victorians have been walking, running and cycling to maintain their fitness during quarantine, physiotherapists are warning this doesn’t mean they’re ready to go straight back into local footy, netball or cricket.

Physiotherapist and man

We’re physiotherapists and we’re here to help

Physiotherapists are ready, willing and able to help relieve pressure on general practice by reducing the burden of care created by conditions readily treated by physiotherapy.

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Talk ‘With Your Physio’ to help treat chronic health conditions

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) ‘With Your Physio’ campaign is designed to inform the more than 11 million Australians who live with chronic health conditions on a daily basis, the important role physiotherapy can play in improving and managing their health journey.

Olympic Games shows benefits of collaborative health care

Olympic Games shows benefits of collaborative health care

With the media focus of Tokyo 2020 on Australia’s haul of 46 medals and countless other amazing performances, it is important to reflect on the complete Olympic journey and the vital role support teams played in keeping athletes healthy, focused and motivated throughout their four year plus preparation.

While it is the athlete who delivers in the moment, it is the team effort of doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dietitians, massage therapists, and physiologists providing the best possible health care that ensures the athletes get to the starting line.

August is Tradies National Health Month
  • 30 Jul, 2021

August is Tradies National Health Month

The well-being of the nation’s tradies is vital to our economy, the community and their own families, so keeping them healthy, mobile and pain free is the priority of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) initiative Tradies National Health Month.

For the month of August, the APA is again putting a focus on the importance of tradies health and wellbeing, raising the awareness of the effects of physical demands on their health, and encouraging tradies and their employers to take positive steps towards better health outcomes.

APA launches ‘With Your Physio’ campaign to help treat chronic health conditions

APA launches ‘With Your Physio’ campaign to help treat chronic health conditions

 

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) today launched their ‘With Your Physio campaign, targeting the more than 11 million Australians who live with one or more chronic health conditions to seek out physiotherapy as part of their journey.

Physios need to be part of the mental health solution to make  ‘every door, the right door’ for patients

Physios need to be part of the mental health solution to make ‘every door, the right door’ for patients

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has made a submission to the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, calling for investment in expanding multidisciplinary mental health teams which offer diverse skills and expertise, and for the recognition of the critical role physiotherapists play in mental health.