Allied Health Professionals

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Allied health professionals are a range of professionals able to support you in managing and overcoming a range of emotional, behavioural, mental health and physical conditions. InfoCare provides details for the commonly used allied health professionals such as:

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists are qualified professionals who work with individuals who have specific needs or restrictions in accessing and completing everyday tasks. This could include working with children in developing their motor skills (dressing/feeding), working with adults on improving and developing skills post injury or surgery, or working with seniors with reduced mobility. Occupational therapists can also provide recommendations on purchasing equipment and assistive technology products. For a full list of registered occupational therapists please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).

Speech Pathologists

Speech pathologists or speech therapists are qualified professionals who work with individuals who have speech, language and/or swallowing difficulties. This can include working with children on developing speech and language skills, or working with specific difficulties with spoken or written language such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. Some specialise working with children with autism and or learning development disorders whilst others work with adults and seniors. For a full list of registered speech therapists please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)

Psychologists

Psychologists are qualified professionals who work with individuals experiencing (emotional/mental?) difficulties in their lives. This can range from working with people experiencing anxiety and depression to those recovering from traumatic experiences such as loss, illness and/or substance abuse. The most common type is based around verbal therapy sessions with some specialising in play and drawing therapy for children. For a full list of registered psychologists please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose, treat and manage a range of health conditions that impact day-to-day activities, including arthritis, diabetes, neurological illnesses and chronic pain. They work across all life stages, including with children who have disabilities and developmental delays, as well as with older Australians to improve strength and fitness and help manage disease.  Physiotherapy treatments focus on helping you manage better, working towards recovery and simpler ways of doing things using evidence-based exercises to build and improve strength and mobility. For a full list of registered physiotherapist please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).   

Podiatrists

Podiatrists are trained professionals who focus on foot care. Their work can range from providing specialist foot care to people with diabetes or elderly, to over-all foot care to the general public. For a full list of registered podiatrists please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).   

Dieticians

Dieticians are trained professionals who specialise in nutrition and dietary areas. They can work with young children who are fussy eaters, to the elderly who have limited food intake to ensure all nutritional requirements are met. Dieticians can also provide advice with managing specific medical conditions such as diabetes.  For a full list of registered dieticians please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).   

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