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Owning your own business involves a great deal of non-clinical and administrative work. It can be overwhelming. Joining the Physiotherapy Business group can help overcome any of your business barriers—no matter if you’re starting out or well-established.


The Physiotherapy Business group of the APA is all about the business of physiotherapy. It's the only network that focuses specifically on your needs as a private practice owner, practitioner or principal. We understand your world, and we try to help you navigate it.

Members have access to a suite of business tools and resources, including regular emails written by fellow practice owners. You’ll receive vital updates, relevant articles, details of the most up-to-date opportunities, reflections from members and updates on committee activities around the country.

By joining, you can access a growing calendar of lectures and courses relevant to you at a discount, allowing you to continue your professional development. Both online and face-to-face formats are offered for convenience.


About the group

The Business group started in New South Wales in 1968, when a group of physiotherapists in private practice were interested in taking greater control of their professional future. The idea spread rapidly to other states and territories, and in the early 1970s the Business group was formed.

Since then, the group has worked in partnership with the APA to ensure its members receive relevant, up-to-date resources, professional development and business advice. We know that small business is hard work and requires a different set of skills to what you learn in your physiotherapy training. We also know you want to succeed.

That's why we offer you the chance to form a community that can support you. Members range from private practice principals to graduates, and everything in between.

You can connect through committees in each state, who meet regularly; on social media, where robust discussions and advice are shared; at face-to-face events; and at national group meetings where issues are explored and solutions put forward to keep the group running at its best.

There are opportunities to be involved in shaping the future of this group. You can volunteer for committee positions in your state or at a national level, or contribute your ideas for professional development and other activities.

Every two years, members of the Business group National Committee are heavily involved in the planning of the business and leadership conference held by the APA. Key questions facing leaders, practice owners and future physiotherapists are pondered at these conferences, and workshops are designed to equip you with new skills and knowledge.

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