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APA supports Minister Hunt’s push for private health insurance to deliver better value

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is strongly supportive of the Health Minister’s plan, announced today, that will provide consumers with private health insurance rebates for their at-home rehabilitation.  

Aged care nightmare must end

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s interim report is a long overdue wake up call that must put an end to the nightmare suffered by many ageing Australians.

APA acknowledges AMA Report Card into PHI but says it misses a vital point

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) acknowledges the concerns raised by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in its Private Health Insurance Report Card 2019 but wants to shift the focus to funding for evidence based preventive health measures and best practice contemporary models of care.

Exercise prescription is key to improved cancer survival and recovery

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has embraced the latest recommendations from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that promote the systemic use of an ‘exercise prescription’ to combat the effects of cancer treatment and improve survival rates.

APA closing the gap with AFL SportsReady partnership

The APA has announced a new partnership with AFL SportsReady, a not for profit organisation helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students develop their careers through traineeships, cadetships, direct employment and educational opportunities.  

Physiotherapy to help shape future of primary healthcare in Australia

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has secured a role in shaping the future of primary health care. Minister for Health Greg Hunt yesterday announced the establishment of the Primary Health Reform Steering Committee to independently advise the government on the development of a 10 year plan. The APA is a key member.

Physiotherapists addressing health inequalities for marginalised Australians

Two physiotherapists are presenting an overview of their physiotherapy treatment services at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) TRANSFORM scientific conference in Adelaide this week. Their keynote address, Fighting Social Injustice: stories from the frontline of physiotherapy practice, urges their peers to check implicit biases towards vulnerable groups in our community and minimise the barriers to access that marginalised Australians experience.  

Physiotherapy Pitchfest encourages innovation in healthcare

An injury reducing football boot, a physio chatbot and a new orthosis for the rehabilitation of upper limb injuries are some of the novel ideas vying to take out the Australian Physiotherap

APA calls for physiotherapists to be included in the care teams for pregnant women in Australia

The APA is calling for women’s health physiotherapists to be included in the care teams for all pregnant women in Australia to reduce the risk of complications and to improve outcomes for women and their babies.

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