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Older Australians at risk of life-threatening falls after long COVID confinement

Older Australians in residential aged care are at risk of life-threatening falls and other serious health impacts after months of COVID-19 confinement and loss of mobility, according to the

Keep telehealth so all Australians have access to healthcare

The Australian Government’s temporary introduction of telehealth services via Medicare during COVID-19 must be made permanent to give all Australians access to safe and high quality healthc

Physios urge Australians not to delay treatment because of COVID-19

Australians have led the world in obeying social distancing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 but it’s important that it doesn’t come at a cost to their health.

Physio leads the way in quality care, as SA Health is put under the spotlight

As the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) calls for greater transparency in the delivery of public health services in South Australia, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) says physiotherapy leads the way in quality care.

High number of ‘wet cough’ cases reported in Kimberly children

Researchers are reporting a high number of cases of a condition called "wet cough" among Aboriginal children in WA's Kimberley region.

Left untreated, it can cause permanent lung damage and shorten a person's life span.

APA welcomes new health insurance rebates

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has thrown its weight behind the Health Minister’s plan, announced this month, that will provide consumers with private health insurance rebates for their at-home rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists crucial in supporting mental and physical health.

Physiotherapists treat many patients whose physical and mental health conditions overlap. As such, a multidisciplinary approach, combined with professional development in mental health, helps bridge the physical and psychological health of those with a mental illness.

APA supports Minister Hunt’s push for private health insurance to deliver better value

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is strongly supportive of the Health Minister’s plan, announced today, that will provide consumers with private health insurance rebates for their at-home rehabilitation.  

Dodgy treatment: It's not us, it's the other lot, say the experts. So who do we believe?

Professional societies of doctors, surgeons or physiotherapists are more likely to recommend against treatments provided by others, our new research shows.

What do Physiotherapists do?

Many people may be of the opinion that physiotherapists mainly work with back and sports related injuries, but they would be very mistaken.

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