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Allied Health is a term used to describe the broad range of health professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health professionals aim to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of conditions and illnesses and often work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide the best patient outcomes.


Audiology is the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.

Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are believed to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.

Dietitians aim to assist in a person’s journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. They provide expert nutrition advice for people of all ages and prescribe dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, food allergies, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, and overweight and obesity.

An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.

They are much more than an ordinary personal trainer at the gym.  Exercise physiologists study at university and have a wide range of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.

Exercise physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, as well as on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems.

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.

Conditions that can be treated are:

  • Aches in the head
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Heel/ foot pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Postural problems.

A Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a comprehensive clinical review of a patient’s medicines in their home by an accredited pharmacist on referral from the patient’s general practitioner (GP).

The patient may choose to be referred to their usual community pharmacy or an accredited pharmacist who meets the patient’s needs.

The service involves cooperation between the GP, pharmacist, other health professionals and their patient.

A HMR service improves the patient’s and health professionals’ knowledge and understanding about medicines, facilitates cooperative working relationships between members of the health care team in the interests of patient health and wellbeing and provides medication information to the patient and other health care providers involved in the patient’s care.

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.

Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.

Podiatry is the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine and perform treatments and surgeries on the foot and ankle.

Treatments range from non-invasive shoe inserts and orthotics and preventative diabetic foot care to surgical procedures. These can include:

  • General Foot care including removal of corns, calluses and treating nail conditions
  • Treatment of foot, knee and leg pain including heel, arch, forefoot pain and knee and leg problems
  • Assessment of body biomechanics and posture in children and adults
  • Diabetes foot management, arthritic related problems, work and sporting injuries.
  • Fabrication of custom Orthotics and Insoles
  • Foot wear advice

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel.

As large part of psychology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues.

In addition to mental health, psychology can be applied to a variety of issues that impact health and daily life including performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics, motivation and productivity.

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