Allied Health LINK ROUNDUP Blog

September 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! 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!!



E Mental Health in Practice

Whether you work in Mental Health or not, this site is something you need to know about. It is funded by the Australian Government and supports a whole host of ‘digital mental health’ programs, apps and resources that are free, can be used independently and anonymously or used with the guidance of a therapist. This is a great hub for information for mental health care practitioners on upcoming events, resources and professional support.

eMHprac Community

Online community consisting of blog content and chat forums for all health professionals with a keen interest in mental health.


Free Online Webinars also come up -like this pre-recorded one!

Non-Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain




Based in Sweden, this company looks at development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensor-based devices for functional movement therapy.

Hocoma Knowledge Platform

Information, clinical tools, discussion opportunities and research papers regarding the Hocoma product range of robotics.  Really interesting stuff!

Hocoma Academy

Free webinars! Strengthen the focus on new technology in rehab around the world. Loving the sound of Modern Gait Training and the upcoming Paediatric Rehab – Where are we headed?



Self Care  

Counselling Connection

This is the official blog of the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.  Regular blog pieces relevant across Allied Health professions and a free newsletter to sign up to, but what I really love is the FREE resource guides and ebooks that are detailed, include self reflection and discussion activities and further reading and links at the end! Topics include Coping with Workplace Harassment, Coping with the death of loved one, Coping with Transitions in Life and this one, describing how to identify the types of stress and management strategies – Stress In Everyday Life

I particularly love this one too on REFLECTIVE PRACTICE and SUPERVISION





Knowledge translation Australia Pty Ltd is an independent consultancy providing training, coaching and support for research translation and research impact activities. They train hundreds of researchers and research support staff from the university sector and research institutes nationally. Based in Melbourne, Dr Tamika Heiden launched the consultancy with the vision of closing the 17-year research to practice gap by providing training and raising awareness of the science of translation and implementation in Australia.  Sign up for the free newsletter to see what they’re up to…

Send Tamika an email to find out more – [email protected]



You are invited to join in on this FREE ONLINE EVENT! Watch or listen as Tamika Heiden from Knowledge Translation Australia interviews over 30 speakers. Learn about all things research – impact, implementation, behaviour change and frameworks with some of the top minds around the globe. Make sure you share this opportunity with your researchers and other colleagues, sharing is caring!

Research Impact Summit – Free online event – 9-11th October 2017



Equipment & Resources

Constraint Induced Therapy

This is an Australian service made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech pathologists – led by Philip Fay who was the first to be trained in this specialised and evidence-based intervention area in this country. CI Therapy Australia provide specialised neurological services to both adults and paediatrics and offer regular training workshops and consultancy.

They are the first and only service in Australia to offer Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for the lower limb and Constraint Induced Language Therapy for aphasia and a new combined programme that combines both upper limb and speech CI programmes.

Constraint Induced Therapy Training – Upper Limb Workshop – Pindara Hospital, Gold Coast 11th November

Keep a look out for their up and coming training opportunities!




National Stroke Foundation – Clinical Guidelines for Management of Stroke

Even if you don’t work clinically with stroke survivors, you need to be aware of and read through these amazing clinical guidelines – These 2017 recently released guidelines update and supersede the previous 2010 document. The Clinical Guidelines have been updated in accordance with the 2011 NHMRC Standard for clinical practice guidelines and therefore recommendations are based on the best evidence available. This document is a ‘living document’ and as clinicians we need to be checking in, discussing and reviewing our resources regularly to enable us to provide the best possible evidence based intervention for our patients.



Early Warning System For Your Team Stress Levels

Look after your team and your team will look after you!

7 Must Know Rules of Productive Meetings

We all have to have them – but are yours as productive as they could be? Food for thought!

Blogs & Influencers

American Speech & Hearing Association’s – ASHA Leader

The ASHA Leader is the monthly news magazine for and about audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. The ASHA Leader provides news you can use and showcases the latest research and practice advances in communication sciences and disorders. Celebrating the wide range of people at the heart of the discipline, The ASHA Leader website and blog is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a great resource for those in these disciplines to be aware of, around the world!


ASHAWire provides the most up-to-date research, discussions, and ideas from ASHA publications and the communication sciences and disorders community worldwide.

Check out the latest offerings from the ASHA Journals which includes American Journal of Audiology (AJA), American Journal of Speech Language Pathology (AJSLP), Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research (JSPHR) and Language, Speech & Hearing  Services in Schools (LSHSS).


Marga Grey from Coordikids has submitted a couple of new pre-recorded webinars for our online PD library, The effective use of a ‘sensory diet’ and Understand the symptoms and functional implications of tactile defensiveness.  She has been busy this month, also releasing a new blog – have a look at this interesting topic!

The Bottom Up Approach To Solving Trauma & Attachment – Emotional Issues & Learning Problems




Allied Health Virtual Conferences

2 Sessions, 8 speakers – only $49!! Just select which phase you’re interested in with YOUR private practice!

Developing Your Practice           ⁄ ⁄             Progressing Your Practice

Part 1: 9th October, 3-4.45pm                    Part 1: 23rd October, 3-4.45pm

Part 2: 12th October, 3-4.45pm                  Part 2: 26th October, 3-4.45pm

Check out the SPEAKERS LINED UP!

Register NOW-



OCTOBER is Foot Health Month!

How are YOUR tootsies? See an Allied Health Professional who specialises in FEET today!



OT Week Australia 22-28 October


World OT Day – Friday 27th October

Get involved! Occupational Therapists are amazing…


Audiology 2017: Cutting-Edge Perspectives in Service Delivery for Older Adults

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Conference

26-28 October, Sydney


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

[email protected]