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.

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.

The APA calls on parents to speak up this Birth Trauma Awareness Week

The APA calls on parents to speak up this Birth Trauma Awareness Week

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on parents to speak up about their ‘not-so-positive’ birth experiences during this year’s Birth Trauma Awareness Week.

Birth is not always the joyful and empowering experience seen in the media, and the ongoing impact of a traumatic birth can be devastating for some parents.

APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group National Chair Jason Crow says that it’s a two-fold trauma for many who have a negative experience with birth.

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.

Rural health initiatives welcome but major challenges to workforce and viability of services remain

Rural health initiatives welcome but major challenges to workforce and viability of services remain

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the $123 million investment in rural health workforce and training under the Stronger Rural Health Strategy. This investment delivers a strong package for the rural health workforce and health services to tackle health disparities and strengthen access for rural and remote communities.

New Clinical Care Standards arrive to help reduce birth trauma

New Clinical Care Standards arrive to help reduce birth trauma

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has today welcomed the release of the new Clinical Care Standard for third and fourth degree perineal tears, which aims to reduce the risk of serious perineal trauma in childbirth.

Physiotherapists play a critical role in preventing and treating perineal trauma, and while this Clinical Care Standard is a momentous leap forward for women’s health in Australia, funding is urgently needed for physiotherapy in the anenatal and postnatal period.

Physios need to be part of the mental health solution to make  ‘every door, the right door’ for patients

Physios need to be part of the mental health solution to make ‘every door, the right door’ for patients

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has made a submission to the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, calling for investment in expanding multidisciplinary mental health teams which offer diverse skills and expertise, and for the recognition of the critical role physiotherapists play in mental health.

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.

Minister Pakula – stop ignoring Victoria’s physiotherapists

Minister Pakula – stop ignoring Victoria’s physiotherapists

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

The APA has not received a response from Minister for the Coordination of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – COVID 19, Martin Pakula, since urging him to include health as an eligible sector for the Business Costs Assistance Program (BCAP). The pleas of the APA have been ignored multiple times by Minister Pakula’s office.