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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.
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.
Preventative health

Preventative health reform key to reducing Australia’s disease burden

A new report on Australia’s health highlights the need for investment in preventative health care such as physiotherapy to combat growing rates of chronic disease including our two biggest killers, cardiovascular disease and dementia.
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Physiotherapy fundamental to sustainable aged care

A new report on the future of Australian aged care highlights the need for better access to preventative and restorative healthcare services such as physiotherapy.
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.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has set out this National Reconciliation Week (NRW) to be brave and make change with their National President, a proud Palawa man, at the helm in the journey towards Closing the Gap and reconciliation.

‘Be brave, make change’ theme for NRW rings true

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has set out this National Reconciliation Week (NRW) to be brave and make change with their National President, a proud Palawa man, at the helm in the journey towards Closing the Gap and reconciliation.

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.

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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.