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Physical activity prioritised as part of new preventive health strategy

With Australians living almost 11 years in poor health on average, equating to around 13 per cent of their life, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the

Open letter: HECS debt write-offs for those working in rural and remote areas should include physios

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‘Back to normal’ is not good enough for people living with a disability

As the world observes the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is implementing an improved disability support package for its members, to continue its ongoing commitment to inclusion for people living with disability.

 

Physio uses innovative VR therapy to alleviate pain

A new virtual reality treatment program has shown patients that there are new ways to think about and treat their pain.

Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after international negotiations in Glasgow

The George Institute for Global Health and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) have partnered with 35+ health and medical groups in producing a joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morri

Physios warn players that gradual return to sport is critical to avoid injury

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling for clubs and players to be aware of the increased risk of sports injuries after the long COVID-19 lay off and as Victorians return

The APA joins Climate and Health Alliance in pursuit of better health for future generations

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), in pursuit of sustainable healthcare for future generations of physiotherapists and patient

Physiotherapy’s role in mental health care recognised by Select Committee

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the

We’re physiotherapists and we’re here to help

Physiotherapists are ready, willing and able to help relieve pressure on general practice by reducing the burden of care created by conditions readily treated by physiotherapy. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) recent General Health of the Nation report names musculoskeletal conditions as the second-most commonly reported reason for patient presentation according to 39 per cent of GPs.  This, coupled with recent reports from both the RACGP and Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) on the burnout experienced by doctors, shows the urgent need to invest in integrated and collaborative care.

Older Australians set to lose physiotherapy care with physiotherapy job losses ahead

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on the Federal Government to clarify how critical physiotherapy care for older Australians will be funded, to allay uncertainty abo

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