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APA calls on federal government to fund physiotherapy as first line treatment for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating and painful condition affecting more than 2.2 million Australians at a cost to the health system of $2.1 billion annually. As Australia’s population ages and obesity rates climb, this figure is expected to grow to more than 3 million by 2030.

What matters most? The growing need for physios in supporting quality of life for palliative patients

In the lead up to National Palliative Care Week, May 20-26, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is highlighting the important role physiotherapists play in treating and supporting patients and their families living with life limiting illnesses.
 

How the NDIA Independent Pricing Review will affect the quality of care provided to disabled people

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) expressed its strong opposition to the National Disability Insurance Agency acceptance of the Independent Pricing Review from McKinsey & Company.

South Australians seek commitment to world-class physiotherapy and allied health services for improved patient outcomes

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on major political parties ahead of this month’s state election to commit to world class rehab hospital facilities for patients recovering from surgery and stroke.

How will the new OA of the knee Clinical Care Standard be funded?

The newly released osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee Clinical Care Standard, endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, outlines the gold-standard best professional care for optimum patient outcomes. However, the APA believes that both Medicare and private health insurance systems need to undergo significant change to make sure patients can get this gold standard care.

Rebates for digital physiotherapy must be introduced in line with Medicare changes for digital psychology consults for rural Australians

The federal government’s announcement of a Medicare rebate for people living in rural and remote areas to access psychological services via telehealth, i.e digitally enabled means, must also be replicated for physiotherapy consultations.

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