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NDIS pricing leaves participants behind with no change to physiotherapy support pricing

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is extremely disappointed to see the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) price limits for physiotherapy supports remain unchanged for the fifth consecutive year, disregarding the pressures of rising operational costs, and leaving providers to make difficult decisions around the viability of their practices.

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Physiotherapy services receive significant funding increase and new tiered recognition

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is thrilled to announce substantial updates to the WorkCover Queensland (WCQ) Allied Health Services Table of Costs for the 2024-2025 financial year, including a notable 4.1% Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase and the introduction of a new tier for physiotherapy services that are provided by specialist physiotherapists as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

International Pride Day: APA statement

APA statement

As celebrations for Pride Month draw to a close, we acknowledge the 55th anniversary of the start of the International Gay Rights Movement in 1969.

Today and beyond, the Australian Physiotherapy Association is steadfast in its commitment to fostering a profession that champions diversity and inclusion.

We strive to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and vilification based on gender identity, sexual orientation, and innate variations in sex characteristics.

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$162.7 million in savings: APA calls for direct referral policy change

A new report from Nous Group revealed that allowing physiotherapists to make direct referrals could save the Australian healthcare system and patients an astounding $162.7 million annually. This new evidence supports the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in their work advocating for a transformative policy change that would significantly improve the patient referral process.

The proposed changes include: