• 03 Dec, 2022

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

HECS debt write-offs for those working in rural and remote areas should include physios

Open letter: HECS debt write-offs for those working in rural and remote areas should include physios

Dear sir/madam,

Australia has one of the best health systems in the world, but it is under threat. The ongoing and systemic underinvestment into primary healthcare – the whole of primary healthcare – will jeopardise the gold standard health system we value so dearly.

Elderly woman and physio

Older Australians set to lose physiotherapy care with physiotherapy job losses ahead

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on the Federal Government to clarify how critical physiotherapy care for older Australians will be funded, to allay uncertainty about the health of older Australians being put at risk and prevent job losses across the aged care sector.

APA National President Scott Willis said despite the Government saying that older people will receive physiotherapy under its new residential aged care funding, it hasn’t addressed the issue and has repeatedly failed to explain both how and how much.

Physiotherapist working with patient

APA calling for a nationally consistent approach to accessing physiotherapy care

While the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) fully supports government measures to control COVID-19, including warranted lockdown restrictions, the APA is calling for a nationally consistent approach to accessing physiotherapy care that balances health needs with restriction of community movement.

Men hiking

Talk ‘With Your Physio’ to help treat chronic health conditions

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) ‘With Your Physio’ campaign is designed to inform the more than 11 million Australians who live with chronic health conditions on a daily basis, the important role physiotherapy can play in improving and managing their health journey.

  • 03 Dec, 2022

Statement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association on the equitable access to physiotherapy services for rural Australians

Position Statement by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

September 2021

Physio care

Face to face care crucial for those who need it

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has raised concerns with the Victorian Government about the impact of the ongoing restrictions which severely limit access to physiotherapy care.

At present, physiotherapy care in private practice can only be provided to critical patients and is not available to patients not meeting that threshold.

Access to vital physiotherapy care essential during lockdowns

Access to vital physiotherapy care essential during lockdowns

Inconsistent lockdown restrictions on essential health services applied by the Western Australian (WA) Government shows an urgent need for a national approach to ensure all Australians have access to vital health services during the ongoing pandemic.

Following their previous lockdown, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) wrote to the WA Government alerting them to the impact on patients’ health care during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The APA called on the WA Government to allow face to face physiotherapy care for patients with critical need.

Rural health initiatives welcome but major challenges to workforce and viability of services remain

Rural health initiatives welcome but major challenges to workforce and viability of services remain

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the $123 million investment in rural health workforce and training under the Stronger Rural Health Strategy. This investment delivers a strong package for the rural health workforce and health services to tackle health disparities and strengthen access for rural and remote communities.

APA launches ‘With Your Physio’ campaign to help treat chronic health conditions

APA launches ‘With Your Physio’ campaign to help treat chronic health conditions

 

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) today launched their ‘With Your Physio campaign, targeting the more than 11 million Australians who live with one or more chronic health conditions to seek out physiotherapy as part of their journey.