Health Check

Category: ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

Exercise and sport | Nutrition and dietetics | Occupational therapy | Physiotherapy | Rehabilitation counselling | Speech pathology

‘Student’ vs ‘Professional’ health clinics – what’s the difference?

As you may already know, Griffith Health Clinics offer premium health services to members of the public as well as students and staff of Griffith… Read More

Unlocking the mystery of whiplash pain

After 20 years of practising as a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal pain, Professor Michele Sterling noted similar injuries didn’t equate to similar recovery patterns when it came to whiplash. Read More

Griffith Health Clinics offer community value

  With 60,000 health services delivered last year, Griffith University’s Health Clinics are possibly the University’s largest community engagement vehicle. Executive Officer Peter Westwood says… Read More

Lifestyle prescription changes lives

In recognition for the remarkable impact he’s had as the Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Australia, Brady Schulz has taken home the 2016 Outstanding School of Allied Health Sciences Alumnus of The Year award. Read More

Toowoomba Hospital hosts Griffith’s first occupational therapy student placements

Toowoomba Hospital’s Occupational Therapists (OT) have provided, for the first time, placements to OT students from Griffith University. Read More

Nutrition education key for GPs

With a recent report released from the World Health Organisation on the almost four-fold increase in diabetes, Griffith University is stepping in with the launch of a program to help GPs provide effective nutrition advice to their patients. Read More

Rural health trip supports professional collaboration

In keeping with Griffith University’s interdisciplinary approach to healthcare education and commitment to rural health, 29 students from across the Health Group recently enjoyed a weekend in Toowoomba. Read More

Safe sport for kids – Over 50% of ACL knee injuries are preventable

Australia has the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world, and sports injuries are now the number one reason for youth… Read More

Curing chronic neck pain through virtual reality perception

Curing chronic neck pain through virtual reality perception; exploring the link between urban Aboriginal male identity and health and evaluating plant management programs on the Gold Coast. These are just some of the research projects undertaken by 13 Indigenous students as part of the Kungullanji Indigenous Summer Research Symposium. The Symposium, in its second year, offers the opportunity for undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to participate in research projects across areas in Griffith Sciences and Griffith Health programs. Read More