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.

  • 15 Aug, 2022

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

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APA calling for a nationally consistent approach to accessing physiotherapy care

While the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) fully supports government measures to control COVID-19, including warranted lockdown restrictions, the APA is calling for a nationally consistent approach to accessing physiotherapy care that balances health needs with restriction of community movement.

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APA calls for more rural physiotherapy to address unmet need

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has called on the Federal Government for stronger national policy action to increase access to rural physiotherapy and allied health services to address unmet patient need.

The APA’s position statement, Equitable Access to Physiotherapy Services for Rural Australians, launched in September, states that all Australians should have access to high quality, locally delivered healthcare.

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Talk ‘With Your Physio’ to help treat chronic health conditions

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) ‘With Your Physio’ campaign is designed to inform the more than 11 million Australians who live with chronic health conditions on a daily basis, the important role physiotherapy can play in improving and managing their health journey.

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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.

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) achieves record membership numbers

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) achieves record membership numbers

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) realisation of the historic milestone of 30,000 members has been praised by National President Scott Willis as a testament to the Association’s commitment to the profession, and the importance of its essential role in looking after the health needs of the Australian community.

NAIDOC Week: Our stories
  • 09 Jul, 2021

NAIDOC Week: Our stories

This week we celebrate NAIDOC Week, and join the rest of Australia in recognising the spiritual, cultural and custodian connection the First Nations people have had with our lands for over 65,000 years.

This year's theme, 'Heal Country, heal our nation' focuses on how Country is inherent to our identity.

The APA will shine a warm light this week on some of our bright and young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander physiotherapists in our midst who are paving the way for those who follow.

The important role of physiotherapy in reconciliation

The important role of physiotherapy in reconciliation

Growing up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, Indigenous man, Scott Willis’ ambition was discouraged by schoolteachers, who told him he’d never reach his goal of becoming a physiotherapist.

A goal born of a childhood knee injury, which opened his eyes to the unique importance of the profession.

“It really opened my eyes into what the physiotherapy profession looks like, how it intersects in so many different areas, and how rewarding it would be to be part of a health profession.”

Access to vital physiotherapy care essential during lockdowns

Access to vital physiotherapy care essential during lockdowns

Inconsistent lockdown restrictions on essential health services applied by the Western Australian (WA) Government shows an urgent need for a national approach to ensure all Australians have access to vital health services during the ongoing pandemic.

Following their previous lockdown, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) wrote to the WA Government alerting them to the impact on patients’ health care during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The APA called on the WA Government to allow face to face physiotherapy care for patients with critical need.