• APA Podcasts
19 episodes
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) biennial scientific conferences allow physiotherapists from around Australia to gather and share experiences, improve knowledge and make connections. Conference Conversations are recorded at each conference and feature physiotherapists speaking directly with one another on topics of interest to the profession.


The importance of Movember to men's health
2021 Apr 3042m 48s
This Movember, we want to change the face of men's health. To start to do so, we sat down for a chat with Men's Health physio Jo Milios about some of the big issues faced by men in Australia
Talking physical activity
2020 Dec 0325m 57s
Clinical Associate Professor Mark Elkins, the scientific editor of Journal of Physiotherapy, chats with Dr Rachel Fuller, lecturer in marketing at Latrobe University Business School, about the positive influence physios can have in fostering, facilitating and nudging their patients to be more active.
End PJ Paralysis
2020 Nov 1134m 35s
Dr Christina Ekegren, from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, chats with Dr Claire Baldwin, lecturer in physiotherapy, Flinders University, and Dawn Simpson from the Menzies Institute of Medical Research, University of Tasmania, about deconditioning in the acute hospital system and the positive impacts of the End PJ Paralysis campaign.
Patient education is king | talking GLA:D
2020 Oct 2027m 29s
Dr Christian Barton from La Trobe University, and Associate Clinical Professor, Jane Rooney, from Swinburne University, sit down with Professor Ewa Roos, from the University of Southern Denmark, to share their experiences and successes with GLA:D - Good Life with osteoarthritis in Denmark.
Dementia, cognitive impairment and exercise
2020 Sep 1614m 14s
Clinical Associate Professor Mark Elkins, the scientific editor of Journal of Physiotherapy, chats with Professor Marco Pang, from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, about the value of exercise in improving the lives of people with cognitive impairment and dementia.
Physical activity in stroke rehabilitation
2020 Aug 2628m 51s
Dr Natalie Fini, Lecturer in neurological physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Elizabeth Lynch, Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, chat about the vital role of physical activity in stroke rehabilitation.
Back pain, imaging and overdiagnosis
2020 May 3047m 3s
In this episode, Physiotherapists Dr Adrian Traegar, Post -Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Associate Professor Tasha Stanton University of South Australia and Dr Emma Karran Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of South Australia, they discuss why overdiagnosis is a huge problem and why it impacts are critical on our health systems.
Exercise and Parkinson's disease
2020 May 2116m 15s
In this episode, Mark Elkins, the scientific editor of the Journal of Physiotherapy, interviews Allyson Flynn, a physiotherapy clinical educator at the University of Canberra, about the value of home-based exercise programs in improving the lives of people with Parkinson's disease.
The importance of exercise for cancer treatment
2020 May 2133m 54s
In this episode, Dr Elise Gane, Conjoint Research Fellow at The University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital, and National Chair of the Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema Group, and Catherine Granger, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and Physiotherapy research lead at the Royal Melbourne Hospital take to the mic for an open discussion on some of the challenges physiotherapists face when supporting people along their cancer journey; specifically lung cancer.
Cultural awareness in Physiotherapy practice
2020 Apr 1944m 58s
Physiotherapists Cameron Edwards, David Kelly, and Jenny Setchell discuss the complexities and sensitives of working with marginalised groups such as Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees and LGBTQI communities.