elderly man sitting on bed in aged care with younger male physio assessing his arm pain

Access to chronic pain treatment for aged care residents unclear

The Albanese Government is being urged to prioritise allied health care including high-quality physiotherapy available for residents of aged care living with chronic pain.
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Australian Physiotherapy Association calls for action as Australia lags in recognition and response to long COVID

As the third wave of Omicron impacts across the nation, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on government to recognise long COVID as a chronic medical condition and enable appropriate care for the growing number of affected Australians.
The APA and Dementia Australia are calling for timely and ongoing access to appropriately funded physiotherapy for people living with dementia.

People living with dementia deserve timely access to physiotherapy

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Dementia Australia are calling for timely and ongoing access to appropriately funded physiotherapy for people living with dementia.

A long-term vision for health is nowhere to be found this election campaign.

Long-term vision for health remains to be seen this election

A long-term vision for health is nowhere to be found this election campaign. The devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed a broken health care system in need of significant reform. Commitment to funding greater access to allied health and multidisciplinary care that encompasses the entire health workforce is vital.

Singular focus on medical

Singular focus on medical workforce investment ignores critical role of allied health

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) today reiterated its call for a transformational national plan to address critical workforce shortage issues in healthcare, beyond simply increasing numbers of doctors and nurses. Optimal care relies on multidisciplinary teams working together and leveraging the skills of a range of health professionals.

Transforming the health system requires a national workforce policy solution that includes incentives to drive strong skills growth alongside policies that improve efficiencies by advancing team-based care.

Long-COVID clinics essential to Australia's recovery

Long-COVID clinics essential to Australia's recovery

Over 6 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, with more than 7,600 tragic deaths and many of those affected still living with the long-term effects of their infection. The establishment of long-COVID clinics is a critical step to support the recovery of those living with the condition.

Health should be Election 2022 priority

Health should be Election 2022 priority

Statement from APA National President Scott Willis

The future of health care in Australia needs to be an election priority.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) Election Statement, Physiotherapy: A Path to Better Care, calls on all political parties to commit to real primary care reform through the expansion of publicly funded physiotherapy using new advanced pathways that will strengthen care for all Australians.

Aged care focus of APA campaign

Aged care focus of APA campaign

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has taken aim at the lack of specified allied health funding for aged care in the Federal Government’s proposed new funding tool, the AN-ACC.

Launching their new campaign promoting how physiotherapists can help our ageing population, the APA campaign supports physiotherapists who are highly qualified and trained experts in helping residents in aged care, as well as older people still living at home, to maintain their physical and mental health, reduce falls, manage pain and increase their quality of life.

Federal Election: Physiotherapy is a critical and essential service for all Australians and it is time to publicly fund it

Federal Election: Physiotherapy is a critical and essential service for all Australians and it is time to publicly fund it

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on all political parties to commit to reforming primary health care by expanding publicly funded physiotherapy.

The APA’s Election Statement, Physiotherapy: A Path to Better Care, calls for a commitment to real primary care reform through new advanced pathways that will strengthen care for all Australians.

Federal election – first things first, fix the broken patient journey with physio

Federal election – first things first, fix the broken patient journey with physio

Committing to reforming primary care and connecting patients to the most appropriate and cost-effective pathway is an immediate action that any incoming government can take without delay.