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  1. 15 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 10 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 8 July 2018 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  4. 12 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 9 April 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  6. 15 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  7. 12 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  8. 26 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 7 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    A smart phone app for cerebral palsy screening

    Researchers at University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Women's Hospital create smart phone app to screen for cerebral palsy

  10. 12 April 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Augmented Reality: Getting under the skin

    It began with Pokemon Go, but Augmented Reality or AR has grown up in a unique collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Microsoft.