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The APA Tasmania branch is excited to announce that a planned series of lecture evenings will be held in Hobart and Launceston. Commencing in late June, the series is made up of a number of clinical presentations.

While organisers are still finalising details for the first lecture, topic suggestions that have been put forward include hand therapy, oncology, pain, paediatrics, and the NDIS.

If you have suggestions for topics and/or local presenters, forward your ideas to

The lectures, which will be held throughout the week beginning later this month, will be free for APA members. Visit the APA website for further updates:


   Motion capture technology improving patient engagement on rehabilitation wards
  Amy Rathjen, APAM, is undertaking a study to see whether pedometers encourage patients in rehabilitation wards to move more, thus improving mobility outcomes.
   Trialling video games in stroke rehabilitation
  A team of Tasmanian researchers are nearing the end of the first trial in the southern hemisphere of the Jintronix Rehabilitation System, an exercise-based video game for stroke patients.
   StGiles story: adapting to meet the needs of the community
  The polio epidemic of 1937 saw many communities struggling. Significant numbers of deaths were recorded, but it was the ongoing challenges of treatment and rehabilitation of hundreds of children that seemed onerous.
   Taking physio to rural Tasmania
  Nine members of the TAS Branch set up a pop-up clinic at the state’s premier agricultural event, Agfest, to engage with and inform the public on the benefits of physiotherapy.
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