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Patients win as Transforming Health transfer overhauled

The improved budget and design of facilities for general rehabilitation patients under Transforming Health has been welcomed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), who say that physiotherapists’ expertise is finally being listened to. 

Statement on physiotherapy management of acute ankle sprain

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) strongly asserts the important role that physiotherapists play in managing acute ankle sprains and preventing their recurrence, despite some media reports that have suggested otherwise.

Rural patients miss out in new healthcare training fund

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling for the Federal Government to extend its Integrated Rural Training Pipeline for Medicine to the physiotherapy workforce to strengthen rural healthcare.

Aged-care funding needs a change of Tune

The APA says current model needs major reform to promote effective patient care.  

Australian Physiotherapy Association urges Government to return to its vision for a world-class health system for South Australians

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the call for the Weatherill Government to suspend its ‘Transforming Health’ agenda in response to decisions that show implementation is being driven by budget cuts rather than a commitment to deliver a world-class health system for South Australians. 

Australians celebrate healthy ageing on World Physiotherapy Day – 8 September 2016

More Australians aged over 65 years are affected by common and critical diseases like osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) President, Marcus Dripps, said today.

Physiotherapists united with Aboriginal organisations on Royal Commission

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) backs calls by the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory (APO NT) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to help drive the Royal Commission into NT’s juvenile detention.

Australian physical therapists to address WCPT Congress 2017

Physical therapists from Australia will be among the main speakers at the profession’s largest and most important international gathering, the WCPT Congress 2017, to be held next year in Cape Town on 2nd – 4th July.

Physiotherapists voice solutions to address poorer health status of Aussie blokes

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging men to seek out evidence-based healthcare like physiotherapy to change the current poorer health status of males compared to females during Men’s Health Week. 

Australian tradies to watch more than just their backs during Tradies National Health Month

Physiotherapists are calling on tradies to watch more than just their backs during Tradies National Health Month this August. It comes as Australia’s tradies continue to have among the poorest health and safety conditions of workers across all sectors. 

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