• 24 Jul, 2024

NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into Birth Trauma

Report by Australian Physiotherapy Association

August 2023

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Don’t shy away from the most debilitating impacts of menopause, APA tells Senate Inquiry

Investing in women's health is not just a matter of fairness—it is a critical driver of societal and economic wellbeing. Research has consistently shown that when women’s health needs are met, societies prosper. At this week’s Senate Inquiry into Issues Related to Perimenopause and Menopause, policymakers were asked not to shy away from addressing the most debilitating symptoms of menopause amidst growing public awareness of its impact on women’s lives.  

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Inquiry recommends physiotherapy for birth trauma injury

The APA and Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) applaud the NSW Select Committee on Birth Trauma report on its recommendation for physiotherapy to treat birth injuries. The report recognises the multifaceted impact of birth trauma and the critical importance of pelvic health physiotherapy for birthing parents in antenatal care.

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Menopause Inquiry opportunity to remove stigma and shame in menopausal health

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has called for the Federal Government to invest in credible and effective primary healthcare, helping end the unnecessary suffering experienced by women during perimenopause and menopause.

  • 24 Jul, 2024

NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into Birth Trauma

Submission by Australian Physiotherapy Association

August 2023

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The silent epidemic: Australia facing birth trauma crisis

One in two birthing parents in Australia experience birthing trauma (K Watson, 2021) leading to extensive, and often silent, suffering that impacts all aspects of their lives. Policy makers need to face this crisis head on and invest in access to pelvic health physiotherapy services. Presently, the escalating demand for physiotherapy services during and post pregnancy dramatically outweighs the access and funding available, leaving new parents without access to essential preventative and therapeutic healthcare, crucial for significantly reducing birth trauma.

  • 24 Jul, 2024

Physiotherapy and birth trauma position statement

Statement by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

March 2024

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Women leaders: Meet 38 of SA’s most impressive business minds

February 2024 

From concert pianists-turned regional farming moguls to fashion trailblazers, dentists, health service providers and vets, some of South Australia’s most impressive businesswomen are leading the charge across the state’s industries.

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Women speak out about birth trauma and poor pelvic health care in public system

August 2023

Few moments are as momentous as the birth of a child. But while many women expect big changes in their life, few expect to leak when they exercise or for their pelvic organs to drop into their vagina when they cough.