Submission and statements


Physiotherapy – A path to better care

APA members advocate on behalf of their patients and the profession, including clinical and policy input to submissions to health reform inquiries at national, state and territory levels. Together we develop position statements, policy documents and evidence-based solutions to contribute to the reform process. Explore the collection of our submissions and published policy documents below.

We encourage all our members to join one or more APA National groups and contribute to our work.

Email the policy team if you would like to contribute your expertise or find information on past policy pieces.


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.

Explore advocacy submissions and statements below