Vertigo and Dizziness

By Carina Salvemini What is in a name? What is in a name, or in this instance, what is in a word? Rather a lot when that word is ‘Vertigo’. The word itself carries all sorts of meanings, but, assuming for a moment that we are all talking about the same vertigo (that which is…

A Simple Colles Fracture

Falls are well researched and well documented. We know alot of information about the “why” people fall and the consequences of a fall. 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 experience a fall in a 12 month period (Lord et al 2009). 50% of falls in community dwelling elderly occur in the home…

Where is the Physiotherapy Workforce?

Physiotherapy recruitment is difficult.  Public hospitals advertise to recruit to one position and they receive 50 applicants.  We have been searching for 4 months for a perfect fit.  If I could guarantee staff members then this business would be flying, but the reality is that we don’t have an attractive community care system for our…

Marketing and Physiotherapy

Well I definitely graduated from University a Physiotherapist.  Nothing else.  And definitely not a business owner or runner.  But I don’t think we are doing a terrible job.  I mean all the self help skills along the way and Google searches have been fantastic… I mean what did we do before Google, email or internet search…

Passion of Aged Care

I have worked in Aged Care for most of my career.  Stepping out of university and having spent my weekend hours providing strapping and injury management on many a sporting teams sidelines I started my Physiotherapy allocation year with one goal.  Simply “Get through the next 12 months”. Having said yes to an allocation position…