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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…

The magic of movement

…a Lifetime; enhanced the character realism of chart-topping video game, Dead Island Riptide, and reimagined the performance of Sir Simon Rattle, conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Closer to home, Curtin’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science use Vicon’s cameras and software for a range of human-movement research and health applications. A typical day at the office: Vicon staff try out their motion capture technology on a…

Japan tour fulfils lifelong dream

…ave anticipated she would have the opportunity to travel to Japan as a Curtin ambassador. Hannah was selected to take part in a prestigious study tour program administered by the Mitsui Educational Foundation. The third-year physiotherapy student was one of eight students chosen nationwide to attend the three week tour, which is designed to promote mutual friendship and understanding between Australia and Japan. The jam-packed itinerary included…

Curtin welcomes first medical students

…n 2017, with the Campus operational in 2019. It 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. The Curtin Medical School was granted accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) in October 2016. For more information on Curtin Medical School, visit:…

Curtin students kicking goals with Fremantle Dockers women’s team

…sity and Fremantle Football Club, which was signed in 2015. During the upcoming AFLW season, students will be involved in work placements with the women’s team in a variety of fields including social media, public relations, physiotherapy, exercise science and occupational therapy. The four Curtin students in the Fremantle Dockers AFLW team are Hayley Miller, Belinda Smith, Brianna Green, Stephanie Cain, along with alumna Dana Hooker. In…

Real-world learning opportunities helping Curtin students reach their career goals

…any work integrated learning opportunities available to Curtin students, with the Fremantle partnership alone creating placements for students from a diverse range of study disciplines including multimedia, public relations, physiotherapy, dietetics and business. “I feel the work experience has given me an edge for when I start my career,” Justin said. He and the team had full access to The Agency at Curtin, including the sophisticated social…

Posture not the pain in the neck as previously thought

…nd to be associated with persistent neck pain, neck pain in a sitting position, or headaches in 17-year-olds.” The research did support evidence which demonstrated that neck sitting posture was associated with differences in exercise frequency, depression and Body Mass Index (BMI). “Participants who were slumped in their thoracic spine and had their head forward when they sat were at higher odds of mild, moderate, or severe depression, while…