Get involved! Complete the AIHW digital health audit


As physiotherapists, we need to be able to adapt and pivot to this changing landscape and remain contemporary as healthcare evolves.
– Scott Willis, APA National President

The APA has collaborated with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to develop a Digital Health Audit to better understand the digital habits of physiotherapists.

Our President, Scott Willis, explains the importance of taking part below.


Physiotherapist honoured in Australia Day award


We would like to congratulate Dr Peter Selvaratnam, APAM, FACP, on receiving an Order of Australia award for his significant service to physiotherapy, and to professional development. Peter has contributed greatly to our profession and helped advance physiotherapy in Australia. His recognition in this year’s Australia Day Honours list is well deserved.

Dr Peter Selvaratnam

Member of the Order of Australia 
For significant service to physiotherapy, and to professional development.

Specialist Physiotherapist


JoP Fast Facts 2020


The aim of the Journal of Physiotherapy is to publish significant research, which has important implications for the entire physiotherapy profession. In 2020, the Journal of Physiotherapy did not disappoint.

Take a look below at what was achieved this year and view the latest issue of the Journal here.



Have your say!


You are invited to have your say by participating in the following survey:

SIRA invites you to have your say

SIRA are asking for feedback from physiotherapists who provide services to people injured at work and who are an important part of the care framework delivering optimal health, recovery and quality of life outcomes to compensation scheme participants.


New aged care funding a good start, but more to be done


New Federal Government funding of physiotherapy and other allied health services to combat the impacts of COVID-19 in older Australians is a step in the right direction toward much-needed long term funding reform, according to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).


Physios welcome announcement of permanent telehealth funding


Today’s announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt that telehealth will be funded permanently is welcome news to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and its members.


Physios warn of injury risk as Australians return to community sport post-lockdown


Sports clubs and players are being urged to ensure they are match fit before they hit the court or field as coronavirus restrictions ease and Australians return to normal life.

While many Australians have been walking, running and cycling to maintain their fitness during quarantine, physiotherapists are warning this doesn’t mean they’re ready to go straight back into a local footy, netball or soccer game.


Safe exercise at home for older Australians


Leading physiotherapists are concerned that ‘stay at home’ restrictions could exacerbate falls and poor physical function in older people. 

A team of physiotherapists from around Australia, with clinical and academic expertise in exercise and other forms of physical activity for older people and people with mobility limitations, have developed a new website to support older Australians to stay active – safely – at home during COVID-19.


Equality across gender, should we talk about it? #IWD2020


International Women’s Day will be held on 8 March. So, quite appropriately, the editor of our InMotion magazine asked me to focus this piece on my reflections and experiences as a woman in leadership. In the spirit of openness, I’ll admit I felt an instinctive reservation to write about this.

Almost invariably, a woman’s account of her career, viewed through the lens of gender, will reference some unpleasant things. Things like sexism, bias, inequity, and even abuse. It is, at times, a discussion which polarises people.


Pain Revolution cycle tour kicks into high gear for 4th year


Regional Victorians can seek information about their chronic pain conditions from world-leading pain scientists as part of the 2020 Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Bicycle Tour kicking off in Geelong on Saturday March 7.