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HECS debt write-offs for those working in rural and remote areas should include physios

Open letter: HECS debt write-offs for those working in rural and remote areas should include physios

Dear sir/madam,

Australia has one of the best health systems in the world, but it is under threat. The ongoing and systemic underinvestment into primary healthcare – the whole of primary healthcare – will jeopardise the gold standard health system we value so dearly.

‘Back to normal’ is not good enough for people living with a disability

‘Back to normal’ is not good enough for people living with a disability

As the world observes the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is implementing an improved disability support package for its members, to continue its ongoing commitment to inclusion for people living with disability.

Alongside its advocacy work to promote access to physiotherapy services in the health care system, the APA has launched two free online courses for physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals, to build confidence in disability management.*

Physio uses innovative VR therapy to alleviate pain

Physio uses innovative VR therapy to alleviate pain

A new virtual reality treatment program has shown patients that there are new ways to think about and treat their pain.

The newly invented treatment was developed by Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Pain Physiotherapist and Menzies Health Institute Queensland researcher Dr Daniel Harvie, who has focused on changing the brain’s perception of the body.

Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after international negotiations in Glasgow

Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after international negotiations in Glasgow

The George Institute for Global Health and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) have partnered with 35+ health and medical groups in producing a joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, following the 26th UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP26). The letter calls on the Federal Government to scale up international climate commitments to protect the health and wellbeing of Australians and Pacific Island neighbours.