Victorian news archive

 Mobile disability service drives change (1/10/2017) 
   Earlier this year, non-for-profit organisation Scope launched its first specialised physiotherapy service for rural Victorian children - GoKids Mobility Service. Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, APAM, speaks about the dream that became reality.
 Pat Cosh Trust grant paves way for clinical education research (1/10/2017) 
   Christine Frith, APAM, received the Pat Cosh Trust grant in 2016 and encourages members interested in education to apply for the 2017 grant.
 Victorian Branch Awards winners open up (1/09/2017) 
   The recent Victorian Branch Awards honoured Ilana Ackerman, APAM, Simon Mathieson, APAM, and Jennifer Jones, APAM for their outstanding contribution to the physiotherapy profession.
 Pat Cosh Trust Fund grants 2017 (31/08/2017) 
 Simulation program unmasks the reality of clinical interactions (1/08/2017) 
   Recognising the value of simulation, Monash University’s Physiotherapy Department decided to use the most valuable and abundant resource they have for their simulation program—the students themselves.
 Physiotherapists clowning around (1/07/2017) 
   At work and at play, Sam Suke, APAM, wants to bring out the best in people—in mind and body. When he is not practising his physical craft at the clinic, the physiotherapist is playing the clown and making people laugh.
 TAC to launch new payment system for healthcare providers (1/06/2017) 
   Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is preparing to launch a new payment system that will deliver rapid payments to healthcare providers. Providers will soon be able to process TAC payments through Lantern Pay, an online platform back
 Vic Winter Breakfast 2017 (3/05/2016) 
   Join us for a delicious breakfast while you earn CPD points. Professor Nora Shields will present on 'Improving health and well-being among young people with disability through participation in physical activity.' Join us on Friday 15 July.
 Rehabilitation and physical activity in cancer treatment (26/04/2017) 
   The increased perception of cancer as a chronic disease is fuelling interest surrounding the importance of rehabilitation exercise and physical activity as cancer treatment. This presents an emerging opportunity for physiotherapists to offer their ex
 APA endorses Victorian Osteoarthritis Model of Care (1/04/2017) 
   Streamlining management and offering best-practice care for a chronic disease is the focus of the APA-endorsed Victorian Osteoarthritis Model of Care for knee and hip.
 WorkSafe Victoria's return-to-work campaign (28/02/2017) 
   With increasing evidence that work is generally good for health and wellbeing, physiotherapists play an integral role in supporting a patient’s return-to-work as part of their recovery.
 Three goals for the immediate future (31/01/2017) 
   The new VIC Branch President, Leanne De Vos, outlines the Branch Council's goals for the future.
 Understanding the TAC fee structure (30/11/2016) 
   Treating patients injured in a traffic accident should not mean patient or practitioner is left out of pocket.
 New model reduces waiting times for women with pelvic floor conditions (31/10/2016) 
   Continence and women’s health issues have been the focus of an advanced scope of practice trial, with an aim of reducing waiting times for women requiring care for pelvic floor conditions.
 Jo Kemp appearing at end-of-year breakfast (30/09/2016) 
   At this year’s VIC End-Of-Year Breakfast, Dr Joanne Kemp will discuss the much-debated topic of how to best assess and manage femoroacetabular impingement.
 VIC EOY breakfast (23/08/2016) 
 Pat Cosh Trust Fund grants 2016 (27/08/2016) 
   Meet employers who are looking for graduates like you at the 2016 Job Show on Thursday 6 October.
 2016 Job Show for students (27/08/2016) 
   Meet employers who are looking for graduates like you at the 2016 Job Show on Thursday 6 October.
 What happens at a job show? (1/09/2016) 
   The APA Student Job Show takes place in October each year, connecting future physiotherapy graduates with employers from across several fields of physiotherapy.
 Yoga for pain (26/05/2016) 
   Researchers recently identified a cluster of people living with Parkinson’s disease in the north-west of Victoria, a region known for its farming of lentils and barley.
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