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Virtual gaming helps rehab patients get back on their feet

21 February, 2020

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.

Neuro-know-how, for every journey

01 August, 2019

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.

Breakthrough in knee replacement recovery

23 April, 2019

A $29 set of exercise peddles is more effective at knee replacement rehabilitation than traditional rehab programs, and could save Australia $25m a year. 

Treating insomnia improves back pain

20 February, 2019

A new study has found that treatment for insomnia can help to reduce back pain, further enforcing the complex link between sleep and pain.

DK City Zinger wheelchair

06 August, 2018

At only 18 kg, the Zinger wheelchair is claimed to be the lightest weighted electric folding chair in the world.

Amazing outcomes thanks to early intervention

13 June, 2018

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.

Local drug action teams to find cracks in the ice

05 April, 2017

Federal money is on finding a community-based solution to ice and other drugs of addiction.

FactCheck: it's true – WA has the nation's highest rate of methamphetamine use

22 February, 2017 by Nicole Lee, Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

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.

RNs to go from aged care in NSW - nurses appeal

17 May, 2016 by Corin Kelly

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.

Good mental health from day one

15 December, 2015 by ahhb

On Our Agenda: Young People in Aged Care

09 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

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.

Palliative Care Funding Available to Aged Care Facilities

30 January, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Federal Government will fund aged care facilities throughout Australia to form collaborative ties with palliative care services through the Decision Assist Linkages project.

The Relationship Between Diet and Mental Health Should be Recognised

28 January, 2015 by Petrina Smith

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.

AMA Indigenous Peoples' Medical Scholarships Now Open

05 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Indigenous medical students have been invited to apply for the 2015 AMA Indigenous  Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.

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