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Physios welcome announcement of permanent telehealth funding

Today’s announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt that telehealth will be funded permanently is welcome news to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and its members.

Physio perfectly positioned to address Productivity Commission report findings on mental health

The Productivity Commission Inquiry Report on Mental Health released this week has identified the clear links between poor physical health and mental health conditions.

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.

Wheels turning for physio-led campaign to tackle chronic pain

Supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the 700 kilometre cycle around Tasmania will be completed by a group of 25 health professionals whose work spans physiotherapy, psychology and medicine – all of whom have unique insights into treating and supporting patients suffering chronic pain.

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.

Tasmanians seek commitment to world-class physiotherapy services for improved patient outcomes

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has outlined its key priorities for a more robust, better functioning health system to the major parties ahead of the state election on March 3.

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.

Rural patients miss out in new healthcare training fund

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling for the Federal Government to extend its Integrated Rural Training Pipeline for Medicine to the physiotherapy workforce to strengthen rural healthcare.

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