MA Connects with AHPA

July 6, 2016 - 1 minute read


Myotherapy Association Australia was recently awarded friend status by Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA). Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national peak body representing and advocating for the role of allied health professions in Australia. AHPA works to represent the interests of the allied health sector with the Federal Government and to provide a vehicle for liaison and discussion between the professions themselves.

AHPA’s membership includes 22 national organisations representing allied health professionals who have a role in the private and public health sectors. AHPA membership is open to associations who represent an allied health profession and are interested in working with other allied health professions on national issues. AHPA is also formally allied with a number of organisational friends representing professions who are national health associations with similar objectives. Myotherapy Association Australia is now one of these.

“Our connection with AHPA is a very important relationship” said MA President, Anna Yerondais. “Many members of MA work collaboratively with allied health professionals whose associations are part of the AHPA membership. This new relationship with AHPA enables Myotherapy Association Australia to continue to advance its standards as both a profession and an association and we will certainly benefit from the wealth of allied health expertise that makes up AHPA. We also look forward to these benefits supporting our profession and to reciprocating the benefits we’re acquiring through AHPA membership.”