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…

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…

Fracture, Break or Crack

So I didn’t fracture it then? Rewind possibly 1 minute and you will find I just informed someone that the had “broken a bone in their wrist”.  Or it could have been I used the word “fracture” and the patient is relived that it isn’t a “break”.  Either way it’s still broken and the number…

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…

NSW Falls Prevention Network

Last week was a big week at Rehab Health and Fitness Australia.  Our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team members attended the NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum.  Having been supported to attend this yearly forum when I was a junior Physiotherapist we maintain our commitment to staff education by supporting them to attend.  Its a highly…