Men’s health physiotherapist Jo Milios has won the Western Australia 2020 Men’s Health Award.
Jo was selected from a quality list of shortlisted nominations including:
Grant Westthorp, Albany Men’s Resource Centre (Local Men’s Hero Award nominee)
Dr Mick Adams, HealthInfoNet (Local Men’s Hero Award nominee)
David Dyke (Best Men’s Lived Experience Speaker nominee)
Regional Men’s Health Initiative (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
MAN v FAT (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
Connect Groups (Women Working in Men’s Health nominee)
Megan Davidson, Buddy Up Australia (Women Working in Men’s Health nominee)
The Fathering Project (Significant Response to COVID-19)
Change Em Ways (Significant Response to COVID-19)
More than 5000 people across Australia voted for the 2020 Men’s Health Awards. The National winners for each category will be decided by a judging panel from the Australian Men’s Health Forum and announced on Friday 19 June via Men’s Health Connected in a special event to celebrate all finalists during Men’s Health Week.
Jo Milios is a Perth-based musculo-skeletal physiotherapist with over 25 year's clinical experience who focuses on Prostate Cancer, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Incontinence , Erectile Dysfunction, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Pudendal Neuralgia, Yoga and Exercise Prescription.
Jo runs Men's Health Physiotherapy workshops in WA and has taught internationally in Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan 2018.
In 2012 she formed PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer, an exercise program for men with Prostate Cancer that continues to run out of Subiaco Football Club and other venues.
She works in tandem with Urologists, GPs, Sexual Health Physicians, Psychologists and Exercise Physiologists to help men in their recovery. Jo is also in the running for a National Women Working in Men's Health Award.
The State and Territory People’s Choice Awards will be announced throughout Men’s Health Week.
There are five categories in this year’s awards.
Local Men's Health Hero Award 2020
This award is for an individual, male or female, who has made a significant difference by taking action to improve the lives and health of men and boys at a local level.
Best Men's Lived Experience Speaker 2020
The award is open to any man who has helped improve the lives and health of men and boys by sharing his own personal health story as a lived experience speaker or consumer health advocate.
Best Men's Group or Program Award 2020
The award for Best Men's Group or Men's Program Award 2020 is open to any men's health group, large or small, who stands out for the way they are working to create a healthier future for men and boys.
Women Working in Men’s Health Award
The award is open to women (or groups of women) working in the men’s health sector, who have made a signification contribution to improving the lives and health of men and boys.
Significant Response to COVID-19
This award is for any individual, group or program that has responded effectively to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives and health of men and boys.
The State and Territory Health Awards are selected by Popular Choice.
The National Award winners are selected by panelists from the Australian Men's Health Forum.