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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.
Employer of Choice awarded to the APA

Employer of Choice awarded to the APA

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has been awarded the 2022 Human Resources Director (HRD) 5-Star Employer of Choice award for their exceptional work within the 1-99 employees category.

With the call for submissions going out in January 2022, the companies were scored by HRD on each of their achievements and initiatives across a range of areas, including leadership, learning and development, wellbeing, flexibility, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and recruitment.

  • 15 Aug, 2022

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

Physio care

Face to face care crucial for those who need it

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has raised concerns with the Victorian Government about the impact of the ongoing restrictions which severely limit access to physiotherapy care.

At present, physiotherapy care in private practice can only be provided to critical patients and is not available to patients not meeting that threshold.

August is Tradies National Health Month
  • 30 Jul, 2021

August is Tradies National Health Month

The well-being of the nation’s tradies is vital to our economy, the community and their own families, so keeping them healthy, mobile and pain free is the priority of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) initiative Tradies National Health Month.

For the month of August, the APA is again putting a focus on the importance of tradies health and wellbeing, raising the awareness of the effects of physical demands on their health, and encouraging tradies and their employers to take positive steps towards better health outcomes.

Urgent business assistance a vital lifeline for Victorian private practice physios

Urgent business assistance a vital lifeline for Victorian private practice physios

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) urgently calls on the Victorian Government to enable access to financial relief for healthcare businesses forced to restrict service delivery during the current circuit-breaker lockdown.

  • 15 Aug, 2022

Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Inquiry

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

March 2021

Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

Landmark report confirms economic value of physiotherapy

A landmark report released by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) provides irrefutable evidence of the cost effectiveness and enhanced quality of life delivered by physiotherapy interventions.

The Value of Physiotherapy report launched today by Olympic athlete Jessica Trengove, delivers a comprehensive, independent analysis undertaken by the NOUS Group that demonstrates the economic benefits that physiotherapy provides to patients and the Australian healthcare system.

Vital for physiotherapists to be included in priority vaccine rollout

Vital for physiotherapists to be included in priority vaccine rollout

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on the federal government to ensure the inclusion of physiotherapists as frontline health workers in the priority list for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Incoming APA National President Scott Willis said that it is vital for physiotherapists to be included in the early round of COVID-19 vaccination offers, as their role in frontline health care delivery places them at higher risk of contracting the disease.

Employers exposed to work-from-home injury claims, say lawyers

Employers exposed to work-from-home injury claims, say lawyers

Ominously, early warning signs are already there, as physiotherapists are reporting more complaints of sore backs and necks due to poorly set up home offices.