Physiotherapy patient completes rehab using walking rails in a clinic.

Physiotherapy key to sustainable NDIS

APA statement 

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten has seen first-hand the impact of evidence-led physiotherapy on the quality of life for children living with disability. 

Mr Shorten visited the Healthy Strides Foundation yesterday and acknowledged that a sustainable NDIS requires therapies backed by evidence and research.

Scope of practice review first step towards deeper structural reform

Scope of practice review first step towards deeper structural reform

The APA has welcomed the Albanese Government’s commitment to undertake a scope of practice review as part of the Strengthening Medicare funded measures.
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Tradies disproportionately affected by workplace injuries

A 'fair go’ for tradies has been a key concern following the pension age raise to 67 last month¹, with tradies already being disproportionately affected by workplace injuries and chronic conditions².  

Body stressing, lifting, pushing, pulling, or bending is the primary cause of workplace injury, with the most serious injury claims involving joints and muscles³.

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Concussion in focus for FIFA and Matildas’ physiotherapists ahead of World Cup

The awareness around sport-related concussions has been steadily increasing over recent years, causing Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Injury Spotter Kerry Peek and Matildas’ Head Physiotherapist Jaclyn Benz to take strong prevention and assessment measures into account as the tournament kicks off.

Veterans deserve better access to healthcare: DVA must act now

Veterans deserve better access to healthcare: DVA must act now

Curtley Nelson is an Australian Defence Force veteran who served overseas in Afghanistan and suffered his fair share of injuries during his service, both physical and psychosocial. He now works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist treating veterans in the community.
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A ‘caring economy’ requires all care workers and adequate funding

Past policy inaction has been a disservice to the one in seven Australians employed in health care and social assistance, a workforce largely comprised of women and one that is vital to the health and growth of the Australian economy. 

The Deadly Physios podcast Season 3

Healthcare inequity tackled using allyship in Indigenous podcast

The APA launches its third season of The Deadly Physios podcast to celebrate 2023 NAIDOC Week, recognising this year’s theme ‘For Our Elders’, by amplifying leading voices on how embodying allyship can address healthcare inequity. 

Proud Kamilaroi man and podcast host Cameron Edwards is back with an impressive line-up of guests, including Nick Kenny, former Brisbane Broncos rugby league footballer and now a practice director and physiotherapist with experience working in remote indigenous communities. 

Person with a disability sitting in a wheelchair participating in an exercise program with small weights in their hands

NDIS pricing update misses the mark on the real contribution of physiotherapy

In the aftermath of an NDIS pricing review that overlooked an adjustment to Therapy Supports, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) calls for an end to the inaccurate and damaging price-gouging rhetoric that continues to be unfairly pointed toward physiotherapy services and marring the real value that physiotherapy provides under the NDIS.

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APA lends voice and action to closing the gap in health

The importance of National Reconciliation Week (NRW) lies in the 2023 theme, ‘Be a voice for generations’, with Reconciliation Australia calling on all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways, for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.

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Essential funding for healthcare paves way for improved patient care

The Federal Government has committed to quality health care reform with the release of the 2023-24 Federal Budget last night, through measures that enable multidisciplinary care, invest in more Urgent Care Clinics and provide a much-needed boost to Medicare.