Allied Health LINK ROUND UP Blog – November 2017

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can…

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

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!!


Blogs & Influencers


This is such a cool blog to recommend to our clients and families.  This is a travel and tips based blog written by a family of 4 who are based in Sydney.  Check out their adventures and sign up for the free newsletter… Winner of several blogging awards! Travel and adventures are for everyone!


My Disability Matters

My Disability Matters aims simply to improve the lives of people living with disability.

Founded by Dale Reardon, this online community provides a curation of news articles, blogs and a social network with a shop section for ebooks and cool products coming soon. Great site for both Allied Health professionals and their clients to be aware of…


Equipment & Resources


Yes this is a plug for our website – why, because we can and all Allied Health professionals should be aware of all the resources and all the kinds of awesomeness that are now accessible!

We are an online community for AHPs and we specialise in online PD, support, supervision, guidance, info, chat rooms & more!

Sign up for our FREE NEWSLETTER to see just how awesome we are…


Private Practice


Allied Health Professions Australia

AHPA is a national body that works with and has representatives from, each of the national professional associations.  This organisation works to both represent and advocate for the role of and the amazing work Allied Health professionals undertake within Australian healthcare.

Here is a wonderful resource for all those looking at trialling or changing their Practice Management Software – it’s a great comparison table that is updating regularly too –  Practice Management Software Comparison Table

Here is a couple of free webinars that may also be of interest to those private practitioners out there

Contacts, Referrals & Secure Messaging

Clinical Note Taking For Allied Health Professionals




Allied Health Leaders Network

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) has now launched an online network for allied health professionals who wish to link with others in an inter-professional online community and share resources.  Teamwork software is used so profiles of users are listed and documents or links may be uploaded.

Free to join, sign up here


Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Annual Report has been released and stores some interesting info regarding Allied Health trends, numbers, strategic directions, “embedding a multi-professions approach to regulation” – sounds great hey! We CAN work better together, clinically and non-clinically…

Anyone who’s anyone working as an Allied Health professional in this country should be all over this…









This is so great! 6 FREE online learning modules for anyone in healthcare… Working in palliative care or looking to move into this area – jump on and have a look at these!


Australian Network on Disability

The Australian Network on Disability is a national, membership based organisation that supports other organisations to include and support people with disability, in all aspects of their business. This includes products, training, consultancy and support programs.  This is Australia’s only business network dedicated to supporting employers to support disability inclusion for both employees and customers. Sign up for the free newsletter or join this online community here and have a look at their fantastic resources, fact sheets and publications that are accessible on the site.

I also love the news page on this site, for keeping up with the latest in the Disability Sector.



Self Care


Jo Muirhead

Jo is a delight and coming from a Rehabilitation Counsellor background, she founded Purple Co a thriving vocational rehab service with a difference.  Today, Jo is passionate about lots of things but working with clinicians to do what they love and to do it well, is top of her priority list! Check out her website for all your private practice coaching needs and Purple Co for those clients that need some specialised support to head back into a meaningful and productive work role.

Here are some fab FREE resources for you to have a look at –

These are some of my faves, let’s be honest, most health professionals experience BURNOUT & SELF DOUBT at some point!!

How To Escape The Burnout

True Calling – Moving Past Self-Sabotage



Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines 

An initiative of the Australian Health and Medical Research Council, this is a collection of all evidence based clinical practice guidelines.  Check out their criteria for inclusion and submit any guidelines you may be working on in your practice… Keep up to date with what Clinical Practice Guidelines are out there and the research they are based upon.

Journal Articles to CHECK OUT!


dos Santos Delabary M, Komeroski IG, Monteiro EP, Costa RR, Haas AN. (2017). Effects of dance practice on functional mobility, motor symptoms and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis, Aging Clinical & Experimental Research; Oct (not yet printed).

Andersen, CH., Jensen, RH., Dalager, T., Zebis, MK., Sjogaard, G. & Andersen, LL. (2017). Effect of resistance training on headache symptoms in adults: secondary analysis of a RCT, Musculoskeletal Science & Practice; 32: 38-43.

Krath A, Kluter T, Stukenberg M, Zielhardt P, Gollwitzer H, Harrasser N, Hausdorf J, Ringeisen M, Gerdesmeyer L. (2017). Electromagnetic transduction therapy in non-specific low back pain: a prospective randomised controlled trial, Journal of Orthopaedics; 14(3): 410-415.



Headache Management – Are You Up To Date?

7th December, Webinar

Chiropractors Association Australia




Vestibular Rehabilitation – Overview Lecture For Accredited Exercise Professionals  

7th December, Sydney.  Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Clinical Exercise Physiology Conference – University of South Australia

8-9th December, South Australia

Introduction To Dry Needling for Sports & Spinal Injuries

3-4th January, Melbourne.  Australian Physiotherapy Association

Integration of Sensory & Attachment Approaches

8-9th February, Melbourne.  Occupational Therapy Australia

Lots of CLINICAL & NON-CLINICAL Virtual Conferences & Events – scheduled every month in 2018!

Join the FREE newsletter to keep up with all the latest & REGISTER for these hot topics NOW


Avoiding Financial Risks in Your Private Practice

Video Marketing For Your Practice

Allied Health Website Fundamentals



SO this is my last Allied Health Link Roundup Blog for 2017 because

     a)  Practice what you preach, you know that  thing #worklifebalance  

     b)  It’s CHRISTMAS! Joy! Don’t sit indoors and read blogs alone – get OUT with LOVED ones…

     c)   I am planning some AHMAZING and EXCITING things for 2018… Keep a look out!





Thank you all so much for your kind words of support through the year, I absolutely and truly appreciate it.


Anyway check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

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

Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

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