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Goldilocks answer of ‘just right’ for exercise at work, research finds

…xamined the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ or designing physical activity at work that promotes physical capacity and health deemed to be ‘just right’. Lead author John Curtin Distinguished Professor Leon Straker, from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University, said physical activity at work had traditionally been designed with the goal of being productive but not harming the worker. However, Professor Straker said the…

Destination Nepal

During semester break, nine Physiotherapy students from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science stepped off a plane into the riot of colour, sounds and smells that is Kathmandu, Nepal. It was to be home for the next month. The students travelled to Nepal for a study tour. The students were participating in the school’s popular Physiotherapy Abroad Study Tour, which offers final year students the opportunity to undertake a four week…

Biorobotics in the real world

…ed to a single finger. This could allow, support or control the full range of finger movement (all three knuckles) with a single small linear motor. Working with Professor Garry Allison, Professor of Neurosciences and Trauma Physiotherapy in Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences, the finger orthosis was developed as a tool to increase dexterity and mobility for people with impaired or reduced manual function, such as stroke patients and people…

Physiotherapist en pointe with ballerinas’ careers

…rent conditions.” Danica treating a patient. Danica continued to teach ballet, and worked on various musical theatre shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Rocky Horror Show, before undertaking a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy, specialising in Sports Physiotherapy, part time. She then began to work almost exclusively with dancers, and had the opportunity to undertake a placement at The Australian Ballet as part of her Masters…

How Ridiculous!

…ous has worked out how to monetise its crazy stunts and is now a serious business working with national and international brands such as Disney, Mattel, HBF, Subway and iinet. It’s the kind of larger-than-life existence that physiotherapy alumnus, Brett Stanford, who graduated from a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 2009, and is a founding member of How Ridiculous, revels in. “We help brands and agencies reach audiences by creating premium…

Curtin alumnus gears up for giving

Rick Falken, an alumnus of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, is helping to lead the way in corporate social responsibility by helping children in Bali. Falken is the director of two physiotherapy services in Perth and one in Singapore. He and members of his management team travelled to Bali recently as part of a management strategy weekend – the trip included a visit to the Annika Linden Centre in Denpasar, where they built bikes for…

Pre-operative exercise helps lung cancer surgery recovery

…e complications by 67 per cent, decreased the length of hospital stay by four days, and cut the number of days a patient needed a chest tube by three days. Lead researcher Dr Vin Cavalheri, from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said the research suggested health professionals should consider referring lung cancer patients for supervised exercise training before surgery. The successful programs were supervised by…

Women in STEMM: Elissa Burton

…oining the University? I’ve been at Curtin for nine years. I originally started at the Centre for Research on Ageing with Professor Gill Lewin and in the last four years since completing my PhD I have worked at the School of Physiotherapy & Exercise Science with Professor Keith Hill. Prior to joining Curtin, I worked at a state sporting association helping to develop the next generation of tennis players and increase the number of kids…

Stepping up to elite sports

…ents access to the club’s facilities in Cockburn and the Fremantle Dockers AFLW team. The Fremantle Football Club AFLW/ Curtin partnership also offers work-integrated learning opportunities in social media, public relations, physiotherapy, exercise science and occupational therapy for other Curtin students. Dickerson is hoping to make further improvements to the program and expand elite athlete scholarships though new philanthropic…

Exercise Right

…bs.* Times Sessions run for 45 minutes. Tuesday 23 May 12.30 pm Wednesday 24 May 8.30 am 10.30 am Thursday 25 May 12.30 pm Friday 26 May 8.30 am 10.30 am 12.30 pm 2.30 pm RSVP Secure your spot now by contacting the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science on 9266 4644 or Sian Williams at sian.williams@curtin.edu.au Walk-ins will be accepted but spaces…