Tunstall Healthcare is a world leading provider of Connected care and Connected health solutions. Operating in over 50 countries, our connected healthcare solutions play a key role in helping older people, and those with long-term health needs, to live safely and independently in their...
  • September 29, 2017
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Ms Ianthe Boden1,2, Dr Elizabeth Skinner2,3, Dr Laura  Browning2,3, Professor David Story4, Professor Linda Denehy2 1Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Australia, 2University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3Division of Allied Health, Western Health, Footscray, Australia, 4Department of Aneasthesia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne,...
  • September 28, 2017
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Mr David Jovic1 1.THS-north West Launceston Tasmania Background Osteoarthritis is highly prevalent in Tasmania. The primary objective is to assess the reliability of Physiotherapy assessment of chronic knee and hip pain, when compared to an Orthopaedic Surgeon. The secondary outcomes...
  • September 28, 2017
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Mr David Jovic,1 Mrs Margot Lowther,1 Mr Thomas Senyard1 1.THS-north West Launceston Tasmania Introduction In financial year 2014-15, the LGH Orthopaedic Department completed a total of 186 hip and knee replacements. Between February and August 2017, 172 hip and knee...
  • September 28, 2017
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Ms Rebecca Cannell1 1THS-N, Launceston, Australia Challenges for timely elective hip or knee arthroplasty (HKA) within Tasmania can be summarised into the following areas: length of time to be reviewed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon; time between being listed for, and...
  • September 27, 2017
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Ms Dawn Simpson1, Dr Matthew Schmidt2, Dr Marie-Louise Bird3, Professor Stuart Smith4, Dr  Michele Callisaya1 1Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 2School of Health Science, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 3Department of Medicine, University of British...
  • September 27, 2017
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Mr Jeremey Horne1, Miss Megan  Campbell1, Mrs Susan Harkness1 1Calvary Health Care Kogarah, Kogarah, Australia Background: There is growing evidence that exercise provides a benefit in treating the motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Interventions promoting client engagement...
  • September 27, 2017
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Miss Meg Lowry1 1Next Step Physio, Brisbane, Australia A Brisbane community rehab physio set about developing fit-for-purpose tools to maximise the effectiveness and enjoyment of home exercise programs for people of all ages who at risk of falls. ‘Clock Yourself’ is...
  • September 27, 2017
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Ms Stephanie Dunbar1, Dr Ha Hoang1, Dr Tony  Barnett2, Mr Mark Kirschbaum2 1Centre for Rural Health, University Of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia, 2School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Launceston , Australia Introduction People living in rural and remote areas of...
  • September 27, 2017
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Ms Caitlin Saunders1, Ms Juliet Bociulis2, Ms Caryn Batchelor2, Ms Kacey Rubie2 1Public Health Services DHHS, Hobart, Australia, 2Public Health Services DHHS, Launceston, Australia The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a federal government initiative which helps older people to...
  • September 27, 2017
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