All Australians deserve equal access to safe, high quality, evidence-based health care regardless of their circumstances or location. The ability of patients to access high quality physiotherapy services is at the core of our work.
In raising retention rates, practice viability for rural physiotherapists remains a key policy objective. We are advocating to secure increased incentives for physiotherapy practice. This includes physio-led models of care that enable service integration and participation in a range of health settings.
The APA is committed to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including addressing cultural barriers leading to inequitable healthcare access. This involves collaboration and partnership with ACCHO’s nationally to invest in culturally appropriate services and access to the full scope of allied health care.
Read more about the APA’s position on access to rural physiotherapy services.