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Call for comprehensive policy reforms to strengthen care and support workforce

July 2023

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) highlights the urgent need for comprehensive policy reforms to address the challenges faced by the healthcare and social assistance workforce in Australia.

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Redefining physiotherapy as a first-line disability treatment

July 2023

Forty-seven-year-old, David Hunter, lives with Cerebral Palsy. He doesn’t think of his disability as a reason not to achieve his dreams though, but rather an opportunity to see what’s possible.

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Indigenous podcast tackles healthcare inequity through allyship: The Deadly Physios Season 3 launches during NAIDOC Week

June 2023

In an effort to address healthcare inequity, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is launching the third season of The Deadly Physios podcast during the 2023 NAIDOC Week. With the theme ‘For Our Elders’, the podcast aims to promote allyship and amplify leading voices in the field. Hosted by proud Kamilaroi man Cameron Edwards, the podcast features a lineup of esteemed guests, including former Brisbane Broncos rugby league player Nick Kenny, who is now a practice director and physiotherapist with experience in remote Indigenous communities.

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World Continence Week: Strengthening men's defences

June 2023

If you've been impacted by prostate cancer, you may have experienced some form of urinary incontinence (UI). The good news is - there are support and treatment options available for many men.

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Moving forward on back pain

June 2023

An estimated one in six Australians reported having back problems in 2017–18, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In 2018–19, more money was spent on managing musculoskeletal disorders, including back problems, than any other category of disease, condition or injury in Australia.

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Stroke Survivor Priya Sharma Wins 2023 Stroke Awards

May 2023

West Pennant Hills Stroke Survivor Priya Sharma has won the Stroke Foundation’s Improving Life After Stroke Award for 2023.

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Chalmers tied in knots over physiotherapy

May 2023

Australia's leading body of physiotherapists has hit back at the federal government's claim that access to allied health in aged care facilities has not reduced after funding changes were made by the Albanese government last year. 

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Introducing Australia's clinical care standard for low back pain

May 2023

A new clinical care standard provides evidence‐based guidance to help clinicians deliver best care for people with low back pain.

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May the fourth be with health reform

April 2023

More than 200 healthcare movers and shakers will converge on Canberra next month to tackle the biggest barriers to healthcare reform.

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Fifth times charm for Stroke Award finalist

April 2023

One of Stroke Foundation’s most active and avid ambassadors has been named as a finalist in the 2023 Stroke Awards.