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Unlocking the future of physiotherapy: APA's first Workforce Census

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has today released the comprehensive findings of its inaugural Workforce Census, unlocking key information that will inform meaningful reform across the gender pay gap, rural health disparities, and the broader skills shortage within sector.

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Cultural safety and healthcare: the duo needed now more than ever

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) proudly supports National Reconciliation Week 2024, taking place from 27 May to 3 June. This year's theme, "Now More Than Ever," emphasises the importance of continued efforts towards justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

APA statement

APA statement

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is deeply troubled to learn that former director of the APA Board, Darren Rivett, has been sanctioned by the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for his behaviour in 2019 that has been found to constitute professional misconduct. 

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Federal Budget lacks vision Australia needs for a healthy and prosperous future

Tonight’s Federal Budget failed to outline a vision or substantial action for the nation’s immediate and projected healthcare needs. 

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Plea for pain sufferers: More support for non-surgical interventions

In a flash poll conducted by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), over 90 per cent of physiotherapists said they have treated patients suffering after unnecessary and potentially harmful surgeries. This comes following a confronting exposé of Australia’s chronic pain industry on ABC Four Corners, which highlighted potential overuse of surgical procedures, despite physiotherapy treatment being considered part of best practice.

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APA scores third consecutive Employer of Choice award

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has been awarded the 2024 Human Resources Director (HRD) 5-Star Employer of Choice award for the third year running.

The APA’s nomination comprised a comprehensive submission about its offerings and practices, followed by robust survey data that evaluated its employees’ perceptions of company benefits, compensation, culture, development and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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The APA appoints new CEO

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Board is pleased to announce it has appointed Rob LoPresti as Chief Executive Officer.

Rob brings strong capability in education, governance and policy, and extensive leadership experience gained from senior positions across academia, public health, and membership, including Austin Health, University of Melbourne and most recently the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).  

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Veterans deserve better: APA Backs Wilkie’s call for reform

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) commends the remarks made by Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, in Parliament this week, drawing attention to the longstanding healthcare challenges faced by Australian veterans.

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Menopause Inquiry opportunity to remove stigma and shame in menopausal health

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has called for the Federal Government to invest in credible and effective primary healthcare, helping end the unnecessary suffering experienced by women during perimenopause and menopause.

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APA calls for healthcare reform in Tasmania ahead of state election

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on Tasmanian political parties to prioritise healthcare reform, highlighting the need to address patient wait times and intervene for the needs of the population across the state ahead of the upcoming election.  

APA National President Scott Willis has worked in regional Tasmania for over 30 years, he says the state’s healthcare model needs to evolve to better meet the needs of its population. Funding physiotherapy services is part of this evolution.