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Future of physiotherapy practice a focus of NEXT 2018

Top business minds, leading clinicians and strategic innovators will converge on Hobart’s waterfront this week as part of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) NEXT conference, aimed at the profession’s business, education and practice leaders.

Orkambi® PBS listing provides quality of life to CF patients

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the announcement this week by federal Health Minister Greg Hunt that the cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Orkambi® will be added to the PBS effective October 1 2018. Access is available to families immediately as a result of a compassionate request from the government to drug manufacturer Vertex.

Physios support RACGP recommendations for exercise management of OA

New guidelines released yesterday by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and co-authored by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member Professor Kim Bennell from the University of Melbourne confirm that exercise and weight management should be the first treatment options for Australians living with debilitating knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

GPs and physiotherapists – teaming up to fight chronic pain

National Pain Week has been designed to shine a spotlight on the needs of people who are experiencing chronic pain. That pain experience is very complex and different for everyone, presenting an inextricable entanglement of body and mind. ‘Our perception of pain can depend on its context,’ Dianne Wilson, Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s National Pain Group, told newsGP.

Pain put in the spotlight

Health care professionals in the NT are urging Territorians to include physiotherapy in their pain management programs as part of National Pain Week, which runs from July 23-29.

Weekend physio instrumental in subacute rehabilitation

Access to allied health services, in particular, physiotherapy, on weekends should be standard in the subacute rehabilitation setting, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association member Mitchell Sarkies, following new research which identified numerous benefits from doing so.

  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy

Presented to the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group 
May 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Consultation Paper: Proposal for National Disability Insurance Scheume Quality and Safeguarding Framework

Presented to the Department of Social Services
April 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Proposed ComCare Northern Territory Fee Schedule

August 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Feedback on the Discussion Paper Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions through Primary Healthcare

Presented to Primary Health Care Advisory Group
September 2015

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