Physiotherapy is vital for health and wellbeing of the Australian community. It enables countless Australians to have quality of life.
Yet despite the evidence of its benefits, physiotherapy is treated as a luxury item. It remains out of reach to many Australians who need it most, including people living with chronic conditions and many Australians who do not have private health insurance.
The APA believes all Australians should have equal access to safe, high-quality physiotherapy. It will bring improved health outcomes, lead to cost saving and make Australia’s healthcare system first class as it should be.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association has been lobbying for improved access to Physiotherapy for all Australians. We encourage all Australians to support this campaign. The campaign commenced during the Federal Election campaign and continues today. Feel free to write to your local member pushing for improved access across the community.