New health research published in the Journal of Physiotherapy

12 May 2016


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.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) Journal of Physiotherapy publishes local and international scientifically rigorous, clinical research in physiotherapy to demonstrate its role in improving health and wellbeing outcomes.

“From lung cancer physiotherapy management, to outcomes for people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, the latest Journal of Physiotherapy is a snapshot of the breadth of scope and calibre of research in the field,” said editor Mark Elkins, who is also a co-director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy and an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.

“These studies have important health implications for patients, physiotherapists and other health practitioners.”

In the second issue for 2016, the following studies have been published:

For further information, please contact: Katie Martel, Australian Physiotherapy Association
T 0413 780 545 E 


About the Journal of Physiotherapy

The Journal of Physiotherapy publishes best-practice science and clinical research in physiotherapy. It is edited by Associate Professor Mark Elkins from the University of Sydney, and supported by an esteemed editorial board. The journal is published by Elsevier for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

The Journal of Physiotherapy prioritises systematic reviews over non-systematic reviews and publishes clinical trials, economic analyses, experimental studies, qualitative studies, epidemiological studies and observational studies.

From this year, the APA is sponsoring full open access publication, making all Journal of Physiotherapy content free and globally accessible.

About the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

The APA is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. It is a national organisation with state and territory branches and specialty subgroups. The APA represents more than 23,000 members who conduct more than 23 million consultations each year. To find a physiotherapist in your area, visit