NDIS pricing should be about quality, outcomes and sustainability not a race to the bottom


The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) represents a key workforce of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers and welcomes the priority the new government is placing on representation and reform of the scheme, to restore it to its founding promise: choice and control for participants.


Federal Budget lays foundations to deliver high-value care


The first Federal Budget delivered this week by the Labor Government puts the right economic outcome above a political one and sets Australia back on a path to reforming the health system.


Chronic low back pain is common and often complex – physio can help


Chronic low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide¹. The APA is drawing attention to the condition and providing guidance on how physiotherapy can help.


Landmark 10-year policy vision paper released by the APA


Faster treatment, better outcomes and lower costs are required to meet Australia’s current and future healthcare needs, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has outlined the contribution physiotherapy can make towards these ends in a landmark document released today.


Nominations now open for APA 2023 Elections. Find out more.


Physiotherapy needed to fix healthcare crisis

Bringing physiotherapists into Urgent Care Clinics and funding First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) will help alleviate the healthcare crisis and reduce pressure on GPs and emergency departments. In light of the General Practice: Health of the Nation 2022 report being released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) once again calls on governments to review their Funded First Contact Physiotherapy (FFCP) proposal and integrating physiotherapists into the Urgent Care Clinics.

Jobs Summit is a critical moment for health workforce in peril - physiotherapy has reform solutions

The Jobs and Skills Summit can be a turning point for Australia’s health workforce if the policy lens is widened beyond GP numbers, and a coordinated national plan is developed to address broader skills shortages says the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

New aged care funding model requires reform or risks allied health exodus


At the height of an aged care workforce crisis, the sector is facing further pressures from diminishing allied health staff, the APA has told a Senate hearing on the Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill.


Media statement: Aged Care Amendment Bill is a first step but more needed to ensure quality care


The Federal Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill is a welcome first step in over-due sector reform, but more is required to meet the complex healthcare needs of older people.


Aussie tradies asked to share the load, prioritise physical and mental health


Through recent lockdowns and disaster relief efforts, tradies have shouldered a lot, and while many workers have been doing it tough, tradies remain consistently over-represented in workplace injuries and mental health statistics.

August is Tradies National Health Month (TNHM) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) wants tradies to share the load and prioritise their physical and mental health.