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Physios welcome announcement of permanent telehealth funding

Today’s announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt that telehealth will be funded permanently is welcome news to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and its members.

Physio perfectly positioned to address Productivity Commission report findings on mental health

The Productivity Commission Inquiry Report on Mental Health released this week has identified the clear links between poor physical health and mental health conditions.

New MBS funding for aged care residents will save lives

The Federal Government’s immediate acceptance of the Royal Commission’s recommendation to urgently fund physiotherapists and other allied health practitioners to address health impacts of C

Telehealth subsidy extension welcomed by the APA

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement on Thursday of an extension to Medicare subsidies for telehealth services until March 31, 20

Physios must be allowed to practice to ensure patient outcomes are not compromised

The extension of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne which only allow allied health treatment for patients meeting extremely narrow criteria is causing distress and potential long term harm t

Accessing health treatments during social distancing

With the Government implementing social distancing measures and forcing some business sectors to close, under the current Stage 3 restrictions, Aussies may be wondering what types of healthcare they can still access. The good news is that many health services are still open and accessible, whether that be face to face or through the assistance of technology, with health professionals adhering to stringent hygiene and safety measures. But how do Aussies know if their health provider has changed their services?

Keep on top of your physical health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses have had to rapidly adapt to a new way of operating, and ensuring the safety of clients, staff and the community has never been more important.

Physio patients embrace telehealth services in fight against COVID-19

Australian physiotherapists have welcomed an increase in calls from patients wanting to take up telehealth consultations, in particular from vulnerable groups, including those aged over 70, pregnant women and people living with chronic health conditions.

A closer look at Physiotherapy during lockdown

Listen to Tim Barnwell, APA Sports Physiotherapist, discuss the current landscape of Physio and Telehealth during lockdown on ABC Perth Radio. 

APA and NSW Health partner to provide world class training to physiotherapists on the front line in fight against COVID-19

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and NSW Health are partnering to provide important training for hospital physiotherapists working to combat COVID-19.

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