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Editor’s letter

Osteoarthritis affects about

2.1 million Australians. The

prevalence of OA is higher in

women and joint symptoms are

experienced by more than 25 per

cent of people aged 65 years

or older. Knee OA is particularly

burdensome, on individuals

and on the healthcare system,

and is the main rea

son for knee

replacement surgery. This is

of great concern considering

the projected rise in the ageing

population.

The APA has endorse

d the

Australian Commission on Safety

and Quality in Health Care’s

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical

Care Standard

, which was

launched in May.

It puts forward best-practice

clinical care recom

mendations

grouped under seven quality

statements: compr

ehensive

assessment; diagnosis;

education and self-

management; weight loss and

exercise; medicines used to

manage symptoms; patient

review; and surgery.

Ilana Ackerman and Matthew

Williams were part of the

multidisciplinary working group

of experts who contributed to the

development of the standard.

Beginning on page 32, we

speak with both about the

significance of the standard and

their research and clinical work,

respectively, in this area.

Also inside, we highlight pelvic

pain in men: we speak with

leading men’s health advocate

Peter Dornan, while Shan

Morriso

n and Trish Neumann

write about chronic pelvic pain

syndrome. Turn to page 38.

With this year’s major

physiotherapy event fast

a

pproaching,

go to page 44 for

insights into some of the plenary

sessions at the October APA

conference. And head to the

last page for more about the

event, courtesy of Chris Barnett,

chair of the Co

nference Advisory

Committee.

Marko Stechiwskyj

inmotion@physiotherapy.asn.au

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QUOTE

‘Once you start

repeating those

messages to

your patients

at each

consultation,

it does a lot to

dampen much

of that negative,

fear-avoiding,

catastrophising

thought process

they can get

lost in…’

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MANAGING EDITOR

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WRITER/EDITOR

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W

hen it comes to tradies, you might think of a phalanx of utes choking the

str et, high-decibel AC/DC blaring from the radio, the pneumatic thud

of nails being driven into wood, or the high-pitched whine of power tools

cutting and drilling. But do you ever consider th state of their mental and

musculoskeletal health?

The APA does. That’s why August is Tradies National Health Month with a focus on

protecting one of the workforce’s most vulnerable population

s. The APA and endorsed-

product partner Steel Blue have collaborated to promote the role of physiotherapists to

tradies and to educate them about the importance of full-body ealth and safety.

Following the success of the inaugural campaign in 2013, this year will see an

unprecedented level of media coverage and public awareness, reinforced through the

recruitment of com dia Dave Hughes, and Kyal and Kara—an APA member—from the

renovation reality eries

The Block

as campaign ambassadors.

Turn to page 36 for an overview of the origins and significance of this campaign.

Also inside, we talk with National Vice President Phil Calvert regarding a large-scale review

of hysiotherapy in the public sector. On page 28 he elaborates how the APA is looking to

support and s vice its public sector members within the changing healthcare landscape.

Then, on page 32, we look at the background and benefits of the Early Intervention

Physiotherap Framework, a ew funding model for treating compensable patients in

Victoria to be launched this month.

MARKO STECHIWSKYJ

inmotion@physiotherapy.asn.au

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Level 1, 1175 Toorak Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124

Tel

+61 3 9092 0888

Fax

+61 3 9092 0899

physiotherapy.asn.au

ABN

89 004 265 150

©2014 Austr lian Physiotherapy Ass ciation

InMotion

is the official publication of the Australian

Physiotherapy Association and is published 11 times

per y ar.

InMotion

is copyright and no part may b

reproduced without written permission from the APA.

MANAGING EDITOR

Marko Stechiwskyj

Ph.

03 9092 0826

marko.stechiwskyj@physiotherapy.asn.au

WRITER/EDITOR

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Ph.

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