Primary Care Reform


We influence decision making on the structure and funding of physiotherapy services in Australia

Our advocacy centres on reforms to strengthen the primary care system and improve equity of access to essential care for all Australians through affordable high-value physiotherapy.

We call for action at national, state, and local levels to deliver improvements in population health through value-creating solutions encompassing physiotherapy. To guide our policy decision making, we have curated two evidence-based pieces:

  • Economic Value of Physiotherapy in Australia – the landmark analysis of physiotherapy interventions in the Nous Group-led report is a key advocacy tool. It provides a robust analysis of the high-level impact and economic benefit that physiotherapy services can provide to the health care sector.
  • Future of Physiotherapy in Australia – our white paper that lays out a transformative reform path.

We recommend solutions with a focus on key reform areas — from easily realised fixes to more complex reform components. In tackling the major system issues, the key pathway to reform lies in lifting the current barriers to enable service integration and collaborative models of care.

Below outlines our targeted advocacy.