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Mitch Shorten bike ride

Epic bike ride promotes Pain Revolution

The Friendlies’ senior Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten is embarking on a “pain revolution” to share the latest in pain science, pain education and best practice care for people in pain. Mitch is joining more than a dozen other health professionals to cycle 750km from Townsville to Port Douglas as part of a Rural Outreach Tour. The health promotion initiative is aimed at raising awareness about effective pain management and raising funds to support Pain Revolution’s innovative and high-impact programs. Pain RevolutionMore
Pain Revolution

Pain Revolution comes to The Friendlies

The Friendlies’ senior Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten is leading a “Pain Revolution” in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay region. Mitch (pictured) is part of the Pain Revolution movement which aims to change how people understand pain, especially in rural and regional communities across Australia. As part of the program, Mitchell is completing a Professional Certificate in Pain Sciences at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Mitch is believed to be the first physio in the area to be training as aMore
New physios at The Friendlies

New physios welcomed at The Friendlies

The Friendlies have welcomed three new physiotherapists who joined the Allied Health team this week as recent graduates. Ronnie Erasmus (pictured right) is from the Bundaberg Region and completed his studies at CQU, while Liam Bolton and Ashleigh Raulinaitis came from Brisbane after studying at ACU and Griffith respectively. Allied Health team leader Sara Atkinson welcomed the trio and said it was fantastic to have three new enthusiastic staff on board. “There’s a nationwide shortage of allied health professionals, andMore

The role of Physiotherapy in Pregnancy and Postnatal care

Many changes happen to your body during pregnancy. A Physiotherapist can help you understand and work through those changes and manage other common problems. Working with a Physiotherapist can relieve pain, build strength, prepare you for delivery and aid recovery after your baby is born. We caught up with Physiotherapist Sara Atkinson from Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health Services to find out more. What is prenatal or pregnancy Physiotherapy? Prenatal or pregnancy physiotherapy involves using a Physio’s understanding of theMore

Physiotherapy for men’s health and continence

Some of the most important aspects of our health are the ones we speak about the least. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with more than 18,000 cases diagnosed in Australia every year. Incontinence is a common problem following prostate surgery but many men don’t realise that Physiotherapists may be able to help. We caught up with Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten from Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health to talk about men’s health Physiotherapy, the role of theMore
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