Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses.
They can help you manage your physical or mental health, through services that include diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation.
Allied health practitioners include:
psychologists | physiotherapists | pharmacists | social workers | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners | occupational therapists | medical radiation practitioners | chiropractors | podiatrists | optometrists | speech pathology | osteopaths | Chinese medicine practitioners
Assessment, treatment and prevention of hearing and balance disorders.
Diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Advises patients on nutrition for health, weight management or for specific medical conditions.
Focuses on therapy and rehabilitation of injury, chronic disease and disability through exercise.
Including radiographers, sonographers and radiologists.
Assist people with illness or disability to develop or maintain daily living and work skills.
Works with manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to treat and prevent injury.
Prescribe, design and fit braces and other devices to aid mobility and rehabilitation, correct deformity and relieve discomfort.
Operates a range of machinery during surgery (and in ICU) to monitor a patients physiological status.
Prepare, dispense and manufacture medicines and advise on their appropriate use. Pharmacists may also work in a research capacity.
Focuses on the diagnosis, management and prevention of movement disorders and injury.
Treats conditions of the feet and lower limbs
Studies, treats and evaluates mental and behavioural processes.
Helps people deal with personal and social issues through counselling, community engagement, advocacy and various programmes.
Assess and treat patients who have a communication disability. Speech pathologists may also work with patients who have trouble swallowing.