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Budget must fund team-based care to deliver best health outcomes

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has used its 2021-2022 pre-budget submission to urge the federal government to fund team-based, integrated care to ensure Australians get the

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.

Physiotherapy gap for breast cancer patients causing chronic pain and impacting quality of life

Breast cancer patient Kimmie Jonceski was given a pamphlet and a brief consultation with a physiotherapist, who advised her to keep her arms and shoulders moving after her initial mastectom

Physiotherapy's crucial role in ICU and rehab after COVID highlighted on World Physiotherapy Day

COVID-19 has shone a new light on the integral role physiotherapists play in medical teams treating and rehabilitating patients recovering from severe respiratory illnesses in ICU wards aro

Federal funding for physiotherapy assessment for pregnant and post-partum women will improve lives, increase productivity and save money

To mark the start of Women’s Health Week the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is reiterating its call for Medicare subsidies for physiotherapy assessment and management for all Au

  • Sep 07 2020

Supplementary Submission to the Federal Treasurer for Federal Budget 2020-2021

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association 

August 2020

Aged care COVID-19 catch-22 must be addressed

The COVID-19 Catch-22 endured by older Australians must be urgently addressed, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Impact of COVID-19 in

Older Australians at risk of life-threatening falls after long COVID confinement

Older Australians in residential aged care are at risk of life-threatening falls and other serious health impacts after months of COVID-19 confinement and loss of mobility, according to the

Football breast injuries taking a toll but available protection is often unsuitable

Gabby Frost was told to be "careful of your boobs" while playing Aussie Rules football, but a lack of education and appropriate chest protection is leading to a growing, yet still taboo, injury pro

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