Allied Health

Allied Health Care Services in Sydney

Allied health professionals provide health services that can be included in your health care plan, provided by your GP, or any general health practitioner.

At We Care, our allied health services include a team of professionals that can aid in simplifying your everyday life.

Examples on the multiple allied health professionals:

Occupational therapy

An occupational therapist (OT) helps people with a disability to be as independent as possible in daily tasks. As the name implies, it includes the therapeutic use of activities and skill development in self care, as well as in the community, work, school, and home.

What can they help with?

  • Getting dressed, showering, and cleaning up
  • Using a pencil or pen and writing
  • Cooking and eating using utensils
  • Gross motor skills- everything from walking and climbing stairs to hopping, jumping, catching and throwing a ball
  • Sensory therapy- this is if you find it hard to understand or respond to loud noises, bright lights, tastes, or other sensory input, in addition to their mental processing
  • Wound care and case management and discharge planning
An OT can also suggest changes to your home to better accommodate your needs, as well as offering family-integrated approaches where education is provided to caregivers on how to deal with people with special needs.
A psychologist aids in maintaining good mental health by assessing behavioural patterns and using certain therapy modules; how our clients feel, think and react. That is important for personal well being, work, family, and social life. People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) like previous soldiers, victims of natural disasters (floods, bushfires), and clients suffering form mental illnesses would all benefit from their services.
Speech Pathology
A speech pathologist works with people of all ages and children, to treat communication disorders and speech difficulties.

What can they help with?

  • Stuttering in high school students for example that wish to be more confident speaking in class
  • Aiding children with developmental delay or cerebral palsy
  • Improving speech clarity in those after a stroke or brain injury
  • How to Listen, understand and follow directions for those with learning/intellectual disabilities (Down syndrome)
  • Using communication assistive devices and aid for hearing loss for instance
They can also help people who experience difficulties swallowing food and drinking safely.
A podiatrist can help treat and diagnose disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity; a qualified one might even perform foot surgery. They deal with people experiencing lower limb deformities, arterial diseases, and soft tissue and muscular pathologies (dystrophies). Podiatrists work in creating treatment plans, specific exercise and movements, through orthotics and other various options.
Dietitians can help a change in diet, create meal plans and suggestions to manage newly diagnosed chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, food allergies/intolerance, etc. They can also be of benefit to people experiencing difficulty eating or having poor appetite, and those in need of reviews for medical nutrition therapy.
Exercise physiology
It helps use sporting and exercise in stimulating the body and mind to be in a healthier state through certain activities whether displayed at home, in a pool or gym, or any setting suitable to people with special circumstances.