You’ll work alongside health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and nutritionists to facilitate rehabilitation and to encourage optimal health.
Allied health workers assist patients in carrying out routine physiotherapy exercises in groups or individually. Other roles include helping to implement general care and assisting with ongoing therapy, as well as working with patients in recreational and leisure activities. You will also support the training of people with disabilities to care for themselves and develop independent living skills.
Work is not limited to hospitals. You can also find employment in community health, rehabilitation centres or via home and special needs school visits.