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Aged care residents miss out on pain management

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is demanding urgent changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) after reforms last week blocked residents in aged care facilities from accessing effective pain management. 

Tighter restrictions needed on providing health services for children

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has applauded the temporary ban on a chiropractor under investigation from treating children under 18. 

New health research published in the Journal of Physiotherapy

New health research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Physiotherapy includes a study on the intensity of exercise needed for people living with cancer to improve mobility and reduce fatigue, as well as a study on the benefits of massage for people competing in Ironman triathlons.

APA Budget response: Private health insurance review needs to support patients out of hospital

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the Government’s commitment to review private health insurance in tonight’s Budget – sharing the opportunities to improve cover to support patients in the community, rather than in the high-cost hospital environment. 

Physiotherapists choose treatments wisely

In an allied health first, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has released six recommendations—as part of the evidence-based healthcare campaign Choosing Wisely—to help improve Australian’s healthcare outcomes. 

Physio experts urge parents and health professionals to check children’s hips up to five years of age

During ‘Healthy Hips Week’ this week, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging parents to have their children's hips assessed by health professionals until aged five following a tripling in the number of late diagnoses of hip dysplasia.

Chronic health reforms are more of the same – patients continue to miss out on allied healthcare

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) says the Government’s proposed health reforms to improve Australia’s chronic care fails to put the patient first and invest in the most critical aspects of care.

Antibiotics – not always the answer for Mastitis

Treating mastitis with antibiotics is often not required, leading women’s health physiotherapist, Melinda Cooper, said today. 

Physiotherapy is not a ‘nice-to-have’ in government healthcare reforms

The Australian Government would be very short-sighted if it did not ensure access to physiotherapy for all Australians as part of its health system reforms, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) President, Marcus Dripps said today.

Keeping your New Year’s resolutions on track

It’s the first week of February – the danger zone where most of us will start wavering on our New Year’s resolutions, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapist, Aidan Rich.

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