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Less imaging for back pain

A new educational topic on low back pain from NPS MedicineWise could reframe the role of imaging in diagnosing non-specific low back pain, providing practice tips on how to manage consumer beliefs and expectations.

Physiotherapy should be first-line treatment for hip and knee OA, not surgery

Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 2.1 million Australians.

Funding for physiotherapy led exercise programs is key to proper OA management

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 20301.

Medicare submission calls for red tape reduction

The Australian Physiotherapy Association has made several key recommendations to the MBS review to increase access and equity to services, and reduce unnecessary red tape in the healthcare system.

  • Jun 15 2018

Private Health Insurance Consultation

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association
December 2015

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.

Targeted neuro-physiotherapy intervention vital in effective management of Parkinson’s disease

In the lead up to World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is highlighting the vital role physios play in helping people achieve the best possible quality of life after diagnosis—to slow the disease progression and, in many cases, improve their symptoms in the early stages.

Independent NDIA pricing recommendations will erode quality services for people with disabilities

Members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) have reacted strongly to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) acceptance of recommendations from the recently released Independent Pricing Review conducted by McKinsey & Company.

PHI reforms good news for all Australians

The APA strongly supports the federal government’s announcement on a reform package for private health insurance (PHI), which will improve affordability for all Australians and provide simpler package choices.

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.

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