Expert Comment  

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has been the peak body for physiotherapists and their patients for more than 100 years.

The APA has experts and spokespeople available to comment on:

• Musculoskeletal, joint and spinal health
• Chronic pain
• Overweight and obesity
• Physical activity and exercise
• Back and neck pain
• Diabetes
• Fragility and falls
• Sports injuries
• Chronic disease and cancer
• Continence and women’s health
• Occupational health and safety
• Children’s growth and development
• General health and wellbeing

Please don’t hesitate to contact the APA with any health, lifestyle and policy media enquiries.

Media Contact:
Julie Dwyer
Manager, Communications
m: 03 9092 0810 / 0419 176 075

Media releases are available here.


Phil Calvert – National President


Phil Calvert is a physiotherapist in the field of paediatrics, working in both tertiary service in South Australia and in private practice. He also holds an adjunct lecturer appointment with the University of South Australia.


He graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1997 and has gone on to achieve a Master of Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management from Flinders University


He has held several leadership positions with the APA and is committed to the development of younger and emerging leaders within the physiotherapy profession.