Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

A landmark report released by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) provides irrefutable evidence of the cost effectiveness and enhanced quality of life delivered by physiotherapy interventions.

The Value of Physiotherapy report launched today by Olympic athlete Jessica Trengove, delivers a comprehensive, independent analysis undertaken by the NOUS Group that demonstrates the economic benefits that physiotherapy provides to patients and the Australian healthcare system.

Parents urged to increase children’s activity levels and participation in sports to protect their mental health

Parents urged to increase children’s activity levels and participation in sports to protect their mental health

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging parents and caregivers of children and adolescents returning to school next week to ensure they are keeping active and participating in sport to improve mental well-being, following multiple reports that 2020 had significant negative impacts on the mental health of young Australians.  

Letting children take risks while playing is important for their physical and mental development

Letting children take risks while playing is important for their physical and mental development

Parents have been urged to make sure their children get outdoors for plenty of active playtime and to let them take risks to help support their physical and cognitive development. After spending far more time indoors, sedentary and on screens during the months of COVID lockdown last year, summer holidays are even more important than normal for children and adults.

School is out for the year, time to get our kids engaged in more risky play for physical and cognitive development

School is out for the year, time to get our kids engaged in more risky play for physical and cognitive development

After a year heavily impacted by the global pandemic, many Australian children have had their physical activity limited in some way. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) says the commencement of summer school holidays today gives parents a perfect opportunity to encourage their children to get outside and explore, play and take risks to support healthy physical and cognitive development. Over-protective parents who go to great lengths to reduce the risk in their childrens’ play can unintentionally inhibit their development.

Physio recommendations to support healthy back to school habits

Physio recommendations to support healthy back to school habits

With the official start of the school year at the end of the month, parents will no doubt be thinking about book lists, uniform requirements and the dreaded lunch box dilemma—healthy items their kids will actually eat! But two often overlooked areas of the back to school discussion are arguably two of the most important—what type and how they use their backpack, and what they wear on their feet.

Back to school: The perfect time to start kids on the right foot

Back to school: The perfect time to start kids on the right foot

The start of the school year is a challenging time for parents and children – the holidays are over and work/school routines are about to kick back in. With ‘back to school’ ads bombarding us at every turn it can be hard to know what’s really relevant when it comes to getting our kids school ready.

Want your kids to do well at school this year?

Want your kids to do well at school this year? Get them physically active!

Getting kids away from screens and being physically active is not only good for their mental and physical health, it also boosts their academic prowess. So says two separate research papers - the Copenhagen Consensus Statement1, which gathered research from a variety of academic disciplines to determine the effects of physical activity in children and youth, and the Active Brains study2 released in November by the University of Granada.