Allied Health Professionals
Allied Aged Care was originally created to help seniors access quality allied health professional services in regional QLD. We still look after our elders and we now also provide a wide range of allied health professional services to other clients as well.
We’re glad you asked! An allied health professional is a university qualified medical professional who is not a doctor, dentist, or nurse. Allied health professionals include Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, and several other professions. All allied health professions are regulated by the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Authority (AHPRA). AHPRA ensures that the public can feel confident that their therapist is adequately qualified and practicing ethically and appropriately. At Allied Aged Care, all our Allied Health Professionals are AHPRA registered physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Pre- and post-operative treatment
- Chronic conditions under Medicare care plans
- Workcover/work injuries
- Aquatic therapy
- Rehabilitation and exercise therapy
- Falls prevention
- Therapeutic massage and other pain management techniques
- Equipment prescription
…and much more.
Everyone’s needs are different. AAC allied health professionals are experts in what they do but they also know that you are an expert, too, when it comes to your own body! We like to say that a treatment at AAC involves the meeting of two experts (you and your health professional). Working together, you and your allied health assistant will develop a plan that helps you improve your function, quality of life and meet your short- and long-term goals.
You may be seen in your home, at a pool/gym, nursing home/retirement village or clinic. You may also be seen by telehealth. Treatment may involve education, exercise, hands on treatment, or use of equipment such as TENS, ultrasound, or other modalities (if clinic/home visit). It can also involve the prescription of aids/equipment or a combination of any of the above. We will do our best to get the results you need with whatever treatment we involve. If you would like a particular type of treatment, please let your allied health professional know.
We are sorry to hear that. We will do our best to restore your faith in allied health professionals! We have had great feedback from clients who have had bad results with previous therapy. That is because we listen, and we incorporate our motto ‘more care’ in everything we do. When we ask clients why they had a bad experience with previous allied health assistants, the most common reasons we hear are a) it hurt b) the therapist didn’t explain themselves c) they used electrotherapy too much d) they didn’t do enough hands on treatment, or e) they rushed.
If you can relate to this or have had another bad experience with previous therapy, please let us know so we can do our best to help you get a better outcome this time.
We will do our best to avoid this. We want to help your pain in the long run, not make it worse! That said, it is common for clients to get some soreness after their first session (much like exercising for the first time). Your physio/OT will let you know what to expect if there is a possibility of being sore after treatment. It is important to know that any discomfort does not occur because of damage, but because of your body is getting used to the new treatment. Generally, the soreness should settle within one day. If you have discomfort for more than one day after your treatment, please let us know and we will discuss with you and your therapist.