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PHI reforms good news for all Australians

The APA strongly supports the federal government’s announcement on a reform package for private health insurance (PHI), which will improve affordability for all Australians and provide simpler package choices.

MOMEMTUM 2017 conference showcases physio innovation

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) biennial national conference commences this week, bringing together more than 2000 physiotherapists, researchers, exhibitors and students from 26 countries around the globe.

RAP launch by Stan Grant paves way for access and equality in physiotherapy

The APA will welcome media host and special advisor to the PM on Indigenous constitutional recognition, Stan Grant, to officially launch its comprehensive 2017 - 2019 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) next week at the profession’s MOMENTUM 2017 national conference.

Post-stroke physiotherapy vital to recovery

The key message for Stroke Week 2017, which runs from 4 – 10 September, is know the four signs of stroke and act FAST*.

APA recognises contribution of its members on World Physiotherapy Day

Friday, 8 September marks World Physiotherapy Day, which highlights the contribution of physios around the globe to the health and wellbeing of people across all life stages.

Where would I be without physiotherapy?

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) first national advertising campaign commenced this week, highlighting the benefits of physiotherapy for consumers.

APA members nominated for prestigious HESTA Primary Health Care Awards

The APA is proud to announce that a number of its members have been nominated as national finalists for the 2017 HESTA awards, which recognise the country’s most outstanding healthcare professionals across the categories of Individual Distinction, Team Excellence and Young Leader.

APA discusses new aged care funding model with Minister Ken Wyatt AM, MP

APA Board and gerontology member Rik Dawson met with Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM, MP this week with recommendations to address funding inadequacies in the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and endorsed key recommendations from the University of Wollongong report into alternative aged care funding.

How will the new OA of the knee Clinical Care Standard be funded?

The newly released osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee Clinical Care Standard, endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, outlines the gold-standard best professional care for optimum patient outcomes. However, the APA believes that both Medicare and private health insurance systems need to undergo significant change to make sure patients can get this gold standard care.

APA endorses Clinical Care Standard sets benchmark for treating knee osteoarthritis

Increased exercise and weight loss should be among the first treatment options for Australians with knee osteoarthritis, as per a new Clinical Care Standard released today by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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