Spinal simulation device for hands-on learning
University of Melbourne engineers have developed SpinalLog, a sensor device that allows physiotherapy students to simulate and practice spinal mobilisation.
Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain
University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.
How can physios motivate us to do more physical activity?
Physiotherapists need to promote physical activity to patients, but University of Melbourne research finds clinic marketing can limit their ability to do so.
How to help babies avoid getting a flat head
A University of Melbourne expert says plagiocephaly, or flat-headedness, is common but preventable - if parents encourage their babies to move their own heads.
The enigma of the ACL
More people than even are injuring their ACL; University of Melbourne PhD candidate Raneem Haddara is focussing on preventing the injury, rather than curing it.
When the pain is the practitioner
A new University of Melbourne study shows a small element of the chiropractic profession accounts for a worryingly high number of complaints.
Clever socks connecting remote patients and physios
A University of Melbourne PhD student's wearable tech smart socks, called SoPhy, provide physiotherapists real time, detailed data on patients, even remotely
Using virtual reality to treat real-world injuries
The CAREN system, a biomechanical technology that uses virtual reality, is helping University of Melbourne researchers to treat, and even prevent, injuries.
Training for recovery before major surgery
University of Melbourne research finds that seeing a physiotherapist before abdominal surgery can halve the rate of potentially deadly respiratory complications
Exercising with lung cancer
Exercising is important for people with lung cancer, but it can be difficult. A new program being trialled at the University of Melbourne is aiming to help.