Services

Allied Health

Important update: COVID-19 restrictions put a hold on our deadly Allied Health team’s day-to-day business but thankfully they’re able to see clients again. If you or someone you know would benefit from their help, now is the time to get in touch. You can book an appointment by calling 4437 1600.

 

Gidgee Healing provides a range of services from visiting Allied Health professionals, so we can more holistically support the health and wellbeing of our clients and their families.

Comprehensive care from our Allied Health team is offered free of charge once a referral is made via our General Practitioners.

Gidgee Healing has introduced a team of Allied Health professionals. An Allied Health Professional is a clinician that is not a doctor, nurse or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker.

As part of the Gidgee Healing team, our Allied Health Professionals/Clinicians can help your GP look after your health problems.

The Allied Health team consists of:

Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Speech Pathologist, Sports Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Allied Health Assistant

 

Podiatry

Podiatrists keep your feet and lower legs healthy by helping you with:

  • Diabetic feet
  • Ulcers and sores
  • Toenails
  • Check blood supply to feet and legs
  • Foot and lower leg amputation (removal)
  • Arthritis (bone and joint pain)
  • Other foot diseases

Our Podiatrists can help provide free footwear and medical aids for eligible individuals.

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What is a physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist helps to treat sore body parts and give information to help manage sickness and disease. They can help you with:

  • Bone and muscle pain
  • Breathing problems
  • Heart health
  • Falls
  • Walking aids
  • Brain conditions
  • Pregnancy care

What is a Dietitian?
A Dietitian helps people to make good food choices such as learning about healthy tucker to manage your health condition.  They can teach you:

  • Portion sizes
  • Cooking for the family
  • Food and recipe ideas

A dietitian can also help you understand your health, such as Diabetes or Kidney Disease, so that you can better manage your wellbeing.

A dietitian also helps with children. Whether they are becoming fussy eaters or helping them grow strong and well.

Everyone eats, so everyone is welcome to see a dietitian.

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Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologists are Allied Health professionals who can help with exercise and lifestyle education for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability. You might see an Exercise Physiologist at Gidgee Healing to help you:

  • Improve your overall health and wellbeing
  • Overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
  • Improve your fitness
  • Lose, or put on weight
  • Improve your heart health
  • Control your diabetes
  • Improve recovery
  • Become more independent
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Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists work with people of all ages and can support you or bubba with troubles:

  • Talking, listening and understanding
  • Reading and writing
  • Stuttering and problems with your voice
  • Eating, drinking and taking medication

Speech Pathologists work with people of all ages and can support you or bubba with troubles:

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with people to make everyday living easier and to improve health. Occupational therapists can see you at the clinic or at your home and can work with you in activities such as:

  • Brushing teeth, making a cup of tea
  • Going to school, work, shops
  • Using wheelchairs
  • Using the toilet or shower
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