Key areas of practice

Allied health professionals play a vital role in delivering diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct health services to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Allied health practitioners frequently work in multidisciplinary teams to address different aspects of people’s health.

It is important for health professionals involved in planning, care coordination and the referral of consumers to understand the different allied health professions and the important role that different allied health practitioners play. The broad areas of practice linked below provide an introduction to several key areas of practice and the roles of different allied health professions within those.