Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

A landmark report released by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) provides irrefutable evidence of the cost effectiveness and enhanced quality of life delivered by physiotherapy interventions.

The Value of Physiotherapy report launched today by Olympic athlete Jessica Trengove, delivers a comprehensive, independent analysis undertaken by the NOUS Group that demonstrates the economic benefits that physiotherapy provides to patients and the Australian healthcare system.

Minister Pakula – stop ignoring Victoria’s physiotherapists

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 recent circuit-breaker lockdown.

The APA has not received a response from Minister for the Coordination of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – COVID 19, Martin Pakula, since urging him to include health as an eligible sector for the Business Costs Assistance Program (BCAP). The pleas of the APA have been ignored multiple times by Minister Pakula’s office.

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

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 response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes access to essential health care services.

Physios welcome announcement of permanent telehealth funding

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. APA members have reported appropriate client uptake and a high degree of satisfaction with telehealth, particularly during COVID-19 restrictions.

APA National President Phil Calvert says, “The announcement of ongoing MBS funding for allied health services will give physios another tool in their significant repertoire to deliver a range of vital services to Australians.”

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

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. Physiotherapy is ideally positioned to deliver vital support in a person-centred approach. The APA joins calls for improvements in the ways GPs connect Australians with other services within and beyond the health system.

South Australians seek commitment to world-class physiotherapy and allied health services for improved patient outcomes

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.

In order for this to occur genuine investment in physiotherapy services is imperative.

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

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.

Accessibility to high quality physiotherapy treatment and evidence-based practices are high priorities for Tasmania’s 482 physios, two-thirds of whom are APA members.

Rural patients miss out in new healthcare training fund

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.

The narrow focus of the scheme on supporting the training of medical professionals means patients in non-metropolitan areas will continue to endure sub-par healthcare, with gaps across the physiotherapy, nursing and allied health workforces.