Position Statements

APA Position Statements

The APA releases position statements on topics and issues relevant to physiotherapists and their clients. Our position statements are developed in consultation with members, who are represented by the APA National Advisory Council. All position statements are assessed and approved by the APA Board of Directors prior to publication.

Advertising of Physiotherapy

Ageing Australian Workforce

Chronic Disease and Physiotherapy

Clinical Governance

Health Records

Indigenous Health

Infection Control

Mental Health

Pain Management

Physiotherapy Commerce

Physiotherapy for People with Disability

Primary Health Care and Physiotherapy

Provision and Access to Aids and Equipment for People with Disabilities

Scope of Practice

Supporting Older Australians

The physiotherapist’s role in occupational rehabilitation

Transition of Young People with a Chronic Health Condition to Adult Health Services


Position statements are prepared having regard to general circumstances, and it is the responsibility of the practitioner to have express regard to the particular circumstances of each case, and the application of this statement in each case. In particular, clinical management must always be responsive to the needs of individual patients, resources, and limitations unique to the institutions or type of practice. Position statements have been prepared having regard to the information available at the time of their preparation, and the practitioner should therefore consider any information, research or material which may have been published or become available subsequently.

While the APA endeavours to ensure that statements are as current as possible at the time of their preparation, it takes no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or information or material which may have become available subsequently.


Reference: www.physiotherapy.asn.au



ESSA Position Statements

Position Statement
Exercise and Chronic Kidney Disease Download
AEP & DAA Position Statement on Chronic Disease Management Download
ESSA: Exercise and Diabetes Download
ESSA : Exercise and falls prevention in older people Download
ESSA : Exercise and asthma Download
ESSA : Optimising cancer outcomes through exercise Download
ESSA : Exercise training and chronic heart failure Download
ESSA : Physical activity and exercise intensity terminology Download
ESSA : Exercise and hypertension Download
A review of the clinical evidence for exercise in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee Download


Reference: www.essa.org.au