A physiotherapist treating an ageing male

NSW falling behind with no falls prevention strategy as hospitalisation and death toll increases says new report

Falls resulting in hospitalisation in people over 65 in NSW have increased 60 per cent in a decade, a white paper released yesterday by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission revealed. 


Physios welcome release of RACGP Health of the Nation report

The latest report from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) highlights the need for urgent reforms to primary care, including access to physiotherapy and other regulated allied health professions that can alleviate the GP crisis in Australia.

Physiotherapist treating a patient's knee

Unlocking the full potential of physiotherapists for national health reform

The Minister for Health and Aged Care the Hon. Mark Butler MP today announced welcome moves to strengthen Medicare and improve primary care access, securing two new Urgent Care Clinic providers and tripling the bulk billing incentive for GPs treating commonwealth concession card holders.  

Physiotherapist in a clinic treats an older patient by performing stretches

APA calls for bold reforms in primary care to unleash the potential of physiotherapy

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has responded to the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce (Scope of Practice Review) with a comprehensive submission. This submission outlines the urgent need for reforms that empower physiotherapists to play a pivotal role in reshaping Australia's primary care landscape.
  • 29 Nov, 2023

Scope of Practice Review: Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

October 2023

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Supporting Veterans' Access to Physiotherapy Care: A Call for Change

Sixty years ago, in the midst of the Vietnam War, a determined teenager named Amat Binnoore answered the call to serve his country.

Now in his late 70s, Amat is a decorated veteran and a former Branch President of Outer Eastern Melbourne Vietnam Veterans Inc. Photos he took during his tour in Vietnam are included in the Australian War Memorial’s collection. 

Veterans deserve better access to healthcare: DVA must act now

Veterans deserve better access to healthcare: DVA must act now

Curtley Nelson is an Australian Defence Force veteran who served overseas in Afghanistan and suffered his fair share of injuries during his service, both physical and psychosocial. He now works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist treating veterans in the community.
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A ‘caring economy’ requires all care workers and adequate funding

Past policy inaction has been a disservice to the one in seven Australians employed in health care and social assistance, a workforce largely comprised of women and one that is vital to the health and growth of the Australian economy. 

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NDIS pricing update misses the mark on the real contribution of physiotherapy

In the aftermath of an NDIS pricing review that overlooked an adjustment to Therapy Supports, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) calls for an end to the inaccurate and damaging price-gouging rhetoric that continues to be unfairly pointed toward physiotherapy services and marring the real value that physiotherapy provides under the NDIS.

  • 29 Nov, 2023

National Health Reform Agreement Addendum 2020-25 - Mid-term Review

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

May 2023