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…

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…

The Long Lie

Are your patients or loved ones able to get help if they fall? A Long Lie is defined as remaining on the floor or ground for more than one hour following a fall” Only about 50% of people are able to get up from the ground or floor following a fall.  A long lie is…