A global trial into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found that virtual reality video games, activity monitors and handheld computer devices can help people stand and walk.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has been supporting kids and adults with cerebral palsy for over 70 years, which has provided the organisation with extraordinary insight into other physical and neurological conditions.
A $29 set of exercise peddles is more effective at knee replacement rehabilitation than traditional rehab programs, and could save Australia $25m a year.
A new study has found that treatment for insomnia can help to reduce back pain, further enforcing the complex link between sleep and pain.
At only 18 kg, the Zinger wheelchair is claimed to be the lightest weighted electric folding chair in the world.
Physiotherapist Nicki Stuart delights in Anika Facer's zest for life and said she is a great example of the benefits of early intervention and neuroplasticity.
Federal money is on finding a community-based solution to ice and other drugs of addiction.
Western Australia's state Labor leader Mark McGowan was quoted as saying "we have the worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". It's true.
TODAY, Tuesday, 17 May, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and community supporters will gather outside the Minister for Health’s office to demand the state government repeal its decision to remove registered nurses from nursing homes throughout NSW. NSWNMA Assistant General Secretary, Judith Kiejda, local aged care nurses and a community aged care advocate will address the crowd to highlight the important role registered nurses have in these care settings. A few weeks ago, NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, advised of her decision to remove the legal requirement for a registered nurse on site at all times in aged care facilities where there are people with high care needs.
The Senate report into residental care arrangements for young people with severe disabilities was released last month with the ultimate outcome of founding a ‘joint taskforce’ for young people living in aged care.
Federal Government will fund aged care facilities throughout Australia to form collaborative ties with palliative care services through the Decision Assist Linkages project.
Psychiatry and public health should recognise diet and nutrition as key determinants of mental health, according to an international research collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
Indigenous medical students have been invited to apply for the 2015 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.