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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

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.

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

 

Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

A landmark report released by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) provides irrefutable evidence of the cost effectiveness a

Minister Pakula – stop ignoring Victoria’s physiotherapists

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) urgently calls on the Victorian Government to enable access to financial relief for healthcare businesses forced to shut down during the recen

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian Physiotherapy Association call for urgent physiotherapy access during COVID-19 lockdown events

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) are calling on state and territory governments to ensure the ongoing health resp

  • Feb 24 2021

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

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.

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