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Recognise your peers: Anne McCoy Award
Three recipients of the Anne McCoy Award—established by the Victorian Paediatric group—reflect on what the award means to them.
Dance brings patients together
In a church hall in Melbourne’s east, a group of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease are seated in a circle and they begin to slowly move their arms. Learn how dance has significantly improved the lives of these people.
Insights into stroke research on breakfast menu
Dr Coralie English calls for people to stand up post-stroke to improve health outcomes after recent research findings about sedentary behaviour. Carolie will present her findings at next month's annual Victorian Branch Winter Breakfast.
Physio history in good hands
More than a century since physiotherapy education formally started in Australia, a new book is putting the spotlight on the University of Melbourne and how it became a leading worldwide educator of the profession.
Centre of hope in the slum
Simone O'Connor, APAM, spent a week in 2017 volunteering her physiotherapy skills in Nairobi, Kenya. The experience taught her many things - about life and her own practice as a physiotherapist.
Mobile disability service drives change
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
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
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
Simulation program unmasks the reality of clinical interactions
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The new VIC Branch President, Leanne De Vos, outlines the Branch Council's goals for the future.
Understanding the TAC fee structure
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
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
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.