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APA physiotherapists are highly sought-after experts in their field—providing commentary and advice on everything from musculoskeletal health, sports injuries and chronic pain to occupational health and safety, child growth and development, pelvic health and chronic disease.
 
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Backpacks don't hurt, but couch time does

As children return to school, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging parents not to be wary of children carrying a backpack of moderate weight, as research has shown that weight-bearing activity can help to prevent back pain in adolescence.

Statement on latest changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument

Physiotherapists and older Australians have achieved a win in the ongoing discussions to reform the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), after Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced on 6 December that the time limits on 12.4b programs would be set at 80 minutes. 

Patients win as Transforming Health transfer overhauled

The improved budget and design of facilities for general rehabilitation patients under Transforming Health has been welcomed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), who say that physiotherapists’ expertise is finally being listened to. 

Statement on physiotherapy management of acute ankle sprain

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) strongly asserts the important role that physiotherapists play in managing acute ankle sprains and preventing their recurrence, despite some media reports that have suggested otherwise.

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