Allied Health Career Information

Allied Health is a broad term used to describe the wide range of specialised healthcare provided by health practitioners who are not part of the medical, dental and nursing professions. The Allied Health workforce includes health practitioners who work autonomously and in multidisciplinary teams, in a variety of acute, outpatient, and community healthcare settings in both the public, not-for-profit and private sector.

A-Z of Allied Health Services

Physiotherapy is the Allied Health field concerned with assessing, diagnosing, and treating/managing injuries and other health conditions which affect movement of the body. Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to improve and restore movement, strength, and function and to prevent further injury. Physiotherapists work with a wide range of people, including sports people, children, the elderly, people with disabilities or people in rehabilitation after surgery.

Physiotherapy Jobs

Physiotherapists work with people who have an injury or health condition that affects their movement and mobility. They make assessments, create treatment plans, perform manual therapy, and provide exercises and stretching routines to help improve strength, flexibility and movement and prevent re-injury. Physiotherapists complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.