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High number of ‘wet cough’ cases reported in Kimberly children

Researchers are reporting a high number of cases of a condition called "wet cough" among Aboriginal children in WA's Kimberley region.

Left untreated, it can cause permanent lung damage and shorten a person's life span.

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.  

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.  

  • May 22 2019

AHPRA consultation on the definition of 'cultural safety'

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Council
May 2019

Reflections on the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s reconciliation journey

The Close the Gap campaign has motivated and inspired many Australians from all walks of life to take the issue of poor health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities very seriously, and act for equity in health. 

Through focused care, physiotherapists can help close the health gap for Aboriginal communities

Physiotherapists are being urged to focus on their unique role in helping to close the aboriginal health gap, following the launch of the Australian Physiotherapists Association Reconciliation Action Plan late last year.

Health and medical organisations back national push for youth justice reform

Health and medical groups are backing a push for federal, state and territory governments to prioritise youth justice reform nationally in the wake of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

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.

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.

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