Allied Health LINK ROUNDUP April 2017

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can… Hence we are launching a regular LINK ROUND UP BLOG for your perusing pleasure! Link roundups are simply regular curations of the industry’s best content.

Read on, save for later, share on social – here are some awesome links you, as an awesome allied health professional, need to know about right now…

I have collated the best links I’ve found this month under these loose areas relevant to all of us!  Please comment or shoot me an email if you feel you would like a different area of clinical or non-clinical practice covered or if you feel there is an awesome blog / link / service / research / innovation your fellow AHP’s should really know about!!



Working Knowledge – Business blog
A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World provides thought provoking tips to reframe your thinking…
Don’t know about you and your workplace, but in my workplace everyone is just so change fatigued!

Digital BCG
Twelve Forces That Will Radically Change How Organizations Work is an interesting read with interesting projections for organisations over the next decade.


Blogs & Influencers

I signed up to Sarah’s newsletter ages ago and I love her style of writing… hits the proverbial nail!  Her latest blog post is fab… Read 7 Reasons Why You Might Be Feeling Burned Out As An OT

Blog: Reclaiming Life From Pain
This is a lovely blog written by 2 x OT’s described as a discussion on maintaining identity and purpose in the midst of pain.


Equipment & Resources

Australian Medical Supplies
Anything you might want including stylish new stethoscopes with #ontrend rose gold! Love it!

Therapist Aid
A whole host of worksheets, videos, guides, and other tools to aid mental health professionals.


Private Practice

Nacre Consulting
Cathy is a specialist business coach who helps paediatric private practitioners run powerful and profitable businesses. Paeds Biz annual conference and regular e-mag should be on your radar if you are in the Paediatric Private Practice game…
Paeds Biz Conference 16-17th June 2017 in Melbourne, Australia $550

Allied Health Marketing
Chris is a specialist in the Allied Health arena promoting your business growth through marketing and digital strategy. His services include marketing mentorship, website development, health logo branding and more.



Neuroscience News
Exercising 2.5 Hours Per Week Associated With Slow Decline For Parkinson’s Patients; evidence shows AHPs need to provide a specific ‘dose’ of a minimum of 150mins per week in order to maintain QOL and mobility measures over 2 yrs.

Physiotherapy Journal
Natural history of frozen shoulder: fact or fiction? A systematic review (March 2017, Volume 103, Issue 1, Pages 40–47)
Longitudinal evidence now shows complete resolution of frozen shoulder without treatment is unfounded.

Dietitian Connection
If you work in Dietetics or Nutrition, you can’t afford not to check this site out… Everything from resources through to coaching through to podcasts!


Self Care

Science Daily
Mindfulness Meditation lowers markers of stress response in anxiety disorder
“Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation combats anxiety.”

Psychiatry Research Journal
The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Biological Acute Stress Responses in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
AND here is Time – Health eMag’s summary of this article

Hey Sigmund – Blog
10 Mental Health Tips To Make Your Life More Relaxed is a lovely read for anyone and everyone… Sign up to this newsletter for regular everyday neuro related love in your inbox.



Australian Primary Health Care Research & Information Centre
Summaries and analyses of research relevant to key Australian Government health policy directions as defined by the Australian Government Department of Health. Sign up to their newsletter to keep updated.  Reports are only up to 2016 currently.



ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES has an online interactive EVENTS CALENDAR which boasts Australian and International PD, networking and social events across Allied Health, aiming to bridge some of the gaps between private and public therapists, individuals working or on extended leave, clinical or non-clinical professionals…

Mental Health Occupational Therapy Symposium
Melbourne, Australia, 26th May 2017 – FREE
A symposium showcasing the latest in research and evidence based practice around mental health occupational therapy.

Yoga & Physiotherapy Congress
Chicago, USA, 27-28th July 2017 – $799
“This meeting will craft a platform for global promotion and recognition of dynamic innovations in the field of Yoga and Physiotherapy.”

Literacy and Learning in Kindergarten and the Prepartory QLD
Brisbane, Australia, 7th June 2017 – $199
Explores pre-literacy skill development – how children typically learn to read, write and spell.


Check out these links and let us know how we can help you!

All opinions are my own and there are no sponsors here, just a great round up of some great links, services and resources this month…

Until next time, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule

Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

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