Australian Physiotherapy Association

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is a not-for-profit, professional member association representing more than 24,000 members. The organisation was first formed in 1906 by a small group of massage therapists (as they were then known) from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia, who formed an association to protect the public from untrained, sham practitioners.

Vision

That the whole community recognises the full benefit of physiotherapy.

Advocacy

The APA believes that all Australians should have access to quality physiotherapy, when and where required, to optimise health and wellbeing. The organisation provides information for other health professionals and education for the public, running a wide range of consumer-focused campaigns and engaging in a range of advocacy activities to increase awareness of physiotherapy, form lasting partnerships with key stakeholders, and improve health outcomes for all.

Regulation/Accreditation

The physiotherapy profession is nationally regulated by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. The APA’s continuing professional development program requires members to accrue a minimum of 20 hours of CPD every year as set by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Contact information

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Address: Level 1/1175 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
Phone: 1300 306 622
Email: info@physiotherapy.asn.au
Website: www.physiotherapy.asn.au

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