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APD
 
Nutrition and Dietetics
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is a University trained practitioner who assists clients in adjusting their food and/or supplement intake to manage a wide range of health conditions. They are registered with the national governing body (Dietitian's Association of Australia), which means their theoretical knowledge is maintained up to date through compulsory ongoing training.




Exercise Physiology
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) specialises in clinical exercise interventions for a broad range of pathological populations. These persons may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent acute or manage sub-acute, or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas.


Australia Physiotherapy Association
Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well. Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.





APS

Psychology

A Psychologist is a professional training in the science of how people think, feel, behave and learn.

 

Registered psychologists are required to have a minimum of six years of university training and supervised experience, and to engage in ongoing education to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.

 

You might find psychologists helping to formulate a campaign to influence Australians to give up smoking, designing a new test to detect mental health issues early, or developing an app to help people beat anxiety.

 

In fact, wherever there are people, a psychologist can usually bring their expertise so that outcomes are improved.  Broadly speaking, most psychologists provide assessment and therapy to clients, help facilitate organisational or social change, conduct psychological research, or administer psychological tests to individuals or groups.


ANTA

Remedial Massage Therapy
Massage is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body - the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A massage therapist's hands are his/her most important tool through which he/she not only treats the patient but also detects physical and emotional problems. The massage therapist palpates the patient's body to determine the condition of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment.

Massage works through the various body systems in one of two ways, a mechanical action and a reflex action. A mechanical action is created by moving the muscles and soft tissues of the body using pressure and stretching movement, thereby cleansing them of acids and deposits. This mechanical action breaks up fibrous tissue and loosens stiff joints.






Occupational Therapy at Sunshine Coast Allied Health
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what occupations are important to you, any current issues you may have in doing them, and understanding your goals.  Occupational therapists will then work on any or all of the following to ensure you can participate in the occupations you need and want to do - enhancing your own personal life skills, adjusting the environment you do your occupations in, and adjusting the occupation itself.
Occupational therapists also help people to manage and live with long-term (chronic) health conditions, like arthritis, diabetes, and cancer to name a few. Occupational therapists are experts in the relationships between what people do and their health and well-being, and work with people to help make every day living easier.





Podiatry
Podiatry

Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies, as well as neurological and circulatory disease. Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.





Allied Health Services  (excluding Podiatry & OT)

Initial Consultation: $80
Review Consultation: $60

*If you have private health insurance you may be able to claim a portion of the cost back.
**We completely bulk bill anyone who is referred through their GP for TCA (Formerly EPC), DVA, or WorkCover.
***Home visits are available at no extra cost if a patient is unable to attend a clinic.

Remedial Massage

90 minutes: $90
60 minutes: $75
30 minutes: $45
15 minutes: $30
​10 minutes: $20
HICAPS at Sunshine Coast Allied Health