The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. We advocate for equitable access to quality physiotherapy and optimal healthcare for all Australians and assist our members to provide quality physiotherapy through professional excellence and career success.
With scientific foundations, physiotherapists are experts in exercise and movement. Physiotherapy is a cost-effective way to maximise function, optimise recovery, promote wellness and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of disease and disability across the lifespan.
Ageing of the Australian population, along with an increase in the incidence of chronic and non-communicable conditions, will continue to increase the demand for physiotherapists. In the future, physiotherapists will provide ever increasing levels of preventive healthcare services, whilst continuing to provide primary health care for individuals’ physical well being.