Useful Links

There is a wide range of information available to provide information on a range of areas.  Use the filters to help navigate this list.

ACL Injury - Radio Interview
Have you ever done your ACL? Did you have surgery or leave it? Dr Adam Culvenor is a Senior Research Fellow from LaTrobe Sport & Exercise Medicine Research. He looked at the health outcomes of athletes with damaged Anterior Cruciate Ligaments and what he found will surprise you.
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/mornings/why-surgery-might-not-be-the-answer-for-acl-injuries/12286962
APA Telehealth Information
This page provides a general overview of how physiotherapy telehealth works.
https://choose.physio/telehealth
Active Ageing Australia
Staying physically active is the most important thing older adults can do to stay fit and independent. Research shows that health can be improved and the risk of falling reduced by doing moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, and by incorporating balance and leg strength exercises into the daily routine.
https://activeageing.org.au/stay-active-resources/importance-of-active-ageing/
Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines and the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines
This page contains Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for adults and older Australian’s and the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years; and the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People including links to brochures and other resources.
https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-phys-act-guidelines
Bladder & Bowel
A healthy bladder and bowel is important for your overall health. Common problems like incontinence can affect men and women of all ages. Find out about bladder and bowel health, what to do if you have a problem, and what we’re doing to help improve bladder and bowel health in Australia.
http://bladderbowel.gov.au/
COVID-19 Resources
See this page for links to resources about COVID-19
https://www.goodcountryphysio.com.au/covid-19
Cancer Council
Exercise for people living with cancer. A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends.
https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/UC-Pub-CAN4152-Exercise-01-52pp.pdf
Cancer Council
Understanding Cancer is a series of more than 60 resources for people with cancer, their families and friends. The series includes easy-to-read information about specific types of cancer, treatments, and emotional and practical issues. There are also audio-visual materials that can be downloaded or streamed online.
https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/publications/understanding-cancer-book/
Cancer Exercise Toolkit
Exercise rehabilitation is an essential part of management and recovery following cancer diagnosis. This is a resource designed to help health professionals develop and implement oncology rehabilitation programs in their clinic or health service.
https://cancerexercisetoolkit.trekeducation.org/
Choose Physio
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has a great portal of information on everything physiotherapy.
https://choose.physio/
Continence Foundation
You're not alone, incontinence affects over 5 million Australians. Get resources, financial assistance and find out who can help.
https://www.continence.org.au/pages/the-facts.html
Country Wellness Connections
This directory will help you navigate psychosocial support services available through the Country Wellness Connections program and connects you with other services to assist with mental health recovery in Country SA.
https://cwc.servicesdirectory.org.au/
Finding Solutions
Finding Solutions Counselling Service provides help and support to those who are facing the challenges of life and may be having trouble coping alone. We offer caring and compassionate counselling services for families, children, addicts, and anyone who needs a helping hand to get back up and face the world with respect and dignity. We provide mental health support and education, trauma counselling, behaviour management support, and even intervention for addicts. Whatever challenge you’re facing you’ll find a safe, caring environment with support services tailored to your personal needs.
https://www.findingsolutions.com.au/
Get Healthy
YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING HEALTHY See how our tools and tips can help find the healthier, happier you.
https://www.gethealthy.sa.gov.au/healthier-you/
Improvement of Access, Quality and Distribution of Allied Health Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia
A report commissioned for the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, referencing GCP and our structured pathway to employ and retain newly qualified physiotherapists.
https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/815AFEED0337CF95CA2581D30076D095/$File/National%20Rural%20Health%20Commissioner's%20Allied%20Health%20Report%20to%20the%20Minister%20June%202020.pdf
Lumbar Disorders (Back Pain)
Low back pain affects 80% of people at some stage in their lives but only a very small proportion of patients with lumbar disorders require scans or specialist consultation. This information aims to assist in the identification of these patients and provides the necessary information to know when and how to refer to orthopaedic spinal outpatient services.
http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/lumbardisorders
My Back Pain
Got back pain? Learn how to manage it here. First time, or ongoing back pain? This website provides trustworthy and up-to-date information on low back pain. Developed by expert researchers, health professionals and people with back pain, we aim to get your back on track.
https://mybackpain.org.au/
Pelvic Floor First
Encouraging pelvic floor friendly exercises
http://www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/
Physio, Osteo, Chiro or Myo???
Many of us might not be as fit as we were before the pandemic hit, and as community sport restarts and gyms reopen across the country amid eased coronavirus restrictions, some people might be at increased risk of injury. If you do pull your hamstring in your first game back, or work from home life has left you with a sore neck and headaches, you might think about visiting a health-care professional to treat your complaint.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-24/physiotherapist-chiropractor-osteopath-myotherapist-difference/12911958
Sports Injury Prevention in Kids
Injury rates in young athletes, particular serious injury like ACL tears, are increasing; when as many as 50% of them could have been avoided with the implementation (and adherence) of a sport specific Injury Prevention Program.
https://www-mickhughes-physio.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.mickhughes.physio/single-post/2017/06/15/Injury-Reduction-Program-Resources?_amp_=true