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  • Jun 17 2019

Response to a new residential aged care funding model

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

June 2019 

National Palliative Care Strategy calls for access to multidisciplinary care

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) supports Palliative Care Australia’s call for a more accessible multidisciplinary team approach to caring for people with life limiting or terminal illnesses, so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible with care that matches the needs and preferences of individuals and their families

Five weight-bearing exercises all over-60s should know

When it comes to health and wellbeing in older age, over-60s are repeatedly being told to introduce regular exercise to their daily routine. From weight loss to boosting the immune system and even reducing the risk of chronic diseases, exercise has an array of benefits for our health.

Midlife Makeover

Midlife gets a bad rap - it's associated with words like 'crisis' and 'spread'. There's no doubt that middle age can bring challenges, but what if the negative stereotype was turned upside-down, and midlife was seen as an opportunity to focus on improving your health?

Parkinson’s disease summit puts patients at centre of their treatment choices

An Australian-led online education summit for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will allow patients and their carers to access latest research and treatment options from anywhere in the world. The event will hear from neurologists, physiotherapists, other health professionals and researchers and provides patients a forum to ask questions and discuss their own experiences living with the disease.

National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis highlights role of physiotherapy in high value care

The launch of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis this week outlines a clear pathway to implement affordable, timely access to services - including properly funded physiotherapy treatment - to support the four million Australians who live with arthritis, the leading cause of chronic pain in Australia.

Avoiding turnarounds

The Department of Health caused two weeks of angst towards the end of 2018 for the aged care allied health community and residential providers that use their services.

Exercise and funding to combat soaring rates of osteoarthritis

At present, there are more than 2.2 million Australians living osteoarthritis (OA), a joint disease which causes chronic pain, and rates continue to soar.

Department says limited registration therapists can provide pain treatments

Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.

Department of Health listens to APA on use of limited registration physios working under ACFI

After hearing the strong arguments presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) the Department of Health has clarified its position on the use of limited registration physiotherapists working under ACFI* items 12.4 a and 12.4 b in the aged care sector.

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