These professionals work closely with health professionals and individuals to provide quality intervention under the direct supervision of qualified clinicians. An allied health assistant can support individuals in the areas of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and dietetics.
The specific goals of allied health assistants can vary depending on the allied health professionals they work with, and the unique needs of the individuals they serve. The overarching aim is to provide quality care, promote independence, and improve the overall well-being of the individuals they support.
The primary goal of allied health assistants is to provide direct care and support to individuals under the supervision and guidance of allied health professionals. This may involve assisting with activities of daily living or improving communication. Their goal is to maximise a individual’s ability to perform these tasks independently.
Allied health assistance supports and complements the work of allied health professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, and others. The goals of allied health assistance focus on providing valuable support and care to individuals in need of various therapies. These goals can include
Allied health assistants help individuals during therapy sessions, ensuring proper exercise and treatment execution. Assisting with motion exercises & providing encouragement with the goal to support the intervention process, helping individuals regain function, mobility, and/or independence.
They assist allied health professionals in developing and implementing personalised treatment plans that address the specific needs and goals of each individual. This can include dietary recommendations, exercise regimens, and therapeutic interventions.
Allied health assistants often serve as liaisons between healthcare professionals and individuals, helping to facilitate communication and educate individuals and their families about their conditions, treatment plans, and self-care practices.
In some cases, allied health assistants may be involved in helping individuals with home modifications to improve accessibility, safety, and functionality within their living environment.
They help individuals learn to use assistive devices and equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches, or communication aids, to enhance their daily functioning and quality of life.
Accurate record-keeping and reporting are essential goals to ensure that allied health professionals are aware of the individual’s progress and can adjust treatment plans as necessary.
As allied health professionals, our connection with individuals and the broader community is the cornerstone of our practice. We are committed to building relationships that go beyond medical diagnoses and treatments, emphasising empathy, trust, and open communication.