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New Midland Campus one step closer

…lin Barnett The soon-to-be-built Midland Campus will be a clinical base for Curtin Medical School students in their fourth and fifth year of study, and will also be utilised by Curtin Allied Health Schools including nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy. Professor Terry said the new Campus would provide students, community and industry partners with a much-needed new educational facility in Midland. “The vibrant new Campus will be an important…

Kicking goals for historic AFL Women’s

…ain raiser for the Western Derby. Hayley ignored the pain and continued playing, going on to kick two goals for her team. The Eagles won the match by 65 points. Hayley Miller and her coach, Michelle Cowan. Hayley juggles her physiotherapy degree with gym sessions and a demanding training regime, and believes her studies have informed her development as an athlete. “I have certainly learnt a lot about the role of a physiotherapist in a sporting…

Fit for purpose

…acker and answer a number of questions about the usability and ease of wearing the device, and using the app. Results from the research will be available in early 2017. Also participating in the project are Head of School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science Professor Keith Hill, Curtin adjunct Professor Gill Lewin, Professor Nicola Lautenschlager from the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, University of Melbourne, Associate Professor…

‘No pain, no gain’ not the answer to exercise motivation

…e adaptive way.” Professor Ntoumanis said drawing from a self-determination theory (SDT), researchers developed and tested an intervention to train fitness instructors to adopt an adaptive communication style when motivating exercisers. “The research showed exercisers were most motivated when three basic psychological needs — autonomy, relatedness and competence — were met by their instructor,” Professor Ntoumanis said. “A supportive instructor…

Male body fat shame responsible for gym attendance

…lt to sustain in the long run and has the potential for increased injury risk. “We suspect portrayals of the ‘muscular ideal’ are a contributor to image concerns in men, so while it’s great that more people are interested in exercise and fitness, there is a risk men may be susceptible to these concerns when engaging in exercise behaviours,” he said. The researchers recommended people, and indeed health and fitness professionals, focus on…

Getting in the habit of exercising

…ding psychological wellbeing, improved cognitive function, prevention of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, and reduced risk of diabetes and some forms of cancer,” Associate Professor Mullan said. “Unfortunately, exercise is one of the first things to be dropped when you are time poor but it should top the list because of all the mental and physical health benefits. “Our research found intention and habit exerted independent effects…

Maintenance optimisation program ‘shuts down’ competition

…nd Learning Award – Virtual Home Visit (VHV) Training Tool is a web-based virtual learning environment that is used to train health care professionals in home-based aged care, designed by a team from Curtin’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. Team member Ms Anne Furness explained the VHV provides the learner with a ‘real’ experience where they identify falls risks and hazards and gain first-hand experience with social…

Curtin students travel to Canberra for national leadership conference

…ues (NSLF) this September. The Curtin Leadership Centre has offered the two students, Emma Garlett and Zemyna Kuliukas, the opportunity to attend the four day conference due to their strong leadership potential and desire to exercise that leadership on behalf of the community. Professor Jill Downie, Curtin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, congratulated the two students on their leadership achievements within the University. “The leadership…

Researcher to take concepts of gaming and play to the next level

…uture of autonomously driven cars. This experimental technology incorporates the car’s context – e.g. location, speed, time spent at a traffic light – to boost the mental and physical health of commuters through in-car exercise, interactive music and a tailored navigation system. Professor Walz also spent two years working as chief investigator for a German-language gameful fitness app Mission: Schweinehund, published by Swiss…

New models of care for chronic musculoskeletal conditions

…ularly musculoskeletal conditions. The report, A Framework to Evaluate Musculoskeletal Models of Care, was prepared by Associate Professor Andrew Briggs and Associate Professor Helen Slater from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, and partner organisations. The Framework aims to assist healthcare professionals, policy makers and health administrators develop, implement and evaluate their Models of Care (MoCs) for…