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Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…role from Professor Michael Berndt who retires from Curtin in early 2018. Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences contains seven schools including the recently established Curtin Medical School; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Physiotherapy and Exercise Science; Psychology; Public Health; Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine; and Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology. In addition there are a number of research centres and…

New research finds tablet device a potential risk for young children

…physical activity of young children aged three to five years while using a tablet computer compared to watching TV and non-screen toy play. Lead researcher John Curtin Distinguished Professor Leon Straker, from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University, said the findings suggest tablet use among young children may contribute to increased musculoskeletal risk and sedentary behaviour, and reduced physical activity. “We…

New tool aims to help hospital stay of patients with dementia

…s information about their toilet habits, vision or hearing ability, previous falls, pain, previous experiences in hospital and what might agitate or stress them. Lead author of the paper, Dr Elissa Burton, from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University, said the research aimed to reduce the communication gap experienced by many families of people with dementia and hospital staff. “More than 46.8 million people are…

A healthy hand: the researchers providing solutions to public health problems

We live in an age where we’ve never had more access to information about our health. We are flooded with advice on how to eat well and exercise right, how to get more rest, be more mindful, consume a little less. Half the battle of living well is being able to discern genuine health advice from marketing fallacies (oxygenated water, anyone?). But within Curtin’s School of Public Health, three PhD researchers – Glen Cardwell, Charlene Shoneye…

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…