Australian Health Professionals
At AHP Allied Health, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of aged care residents across Australia by providing comprehensive allied health services. Our team of skilled and experienced allied health professionals includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech therapists, podiatrists, and more, who work collaboratively to enhance the overall care provided to residents.
We strive to deliver our services with the utmost care and professionalism.
Our experienced clinicians are specialists in their field and are dedicated to your care.
Visionaries in the healthcare space, our unique approach aims to improve patient outcomes.
With humble beginnings in aged care Australian Health Professionals has since grown to accommodate over six specialised divisions.
AHP work alongside aged care providers across public and private health sectors, developing positive partnerships and aligning our innovative services with their financial and clinical needs. Our goal is not only to be present, but to truly make a difference.
A relentless work ethic, focus to deliver results, and drive to always innovate, makes AHP the company that it is known and respected for today.
At AHP Connect, our teams service all your allied health appointments. Our clinics can provide you with the ultimate holistic wellness experience.
Our wellness centre team are dedicated to your rehabilitation and wellbeing.
Our expert clinicians are specialists in their fields and can assist with all of your healthcare needs. We are dedicated to your well-being. AHP Connect wellness centres allow all your medical appointments to take place in one central location.
Our professionals are specialists in their fields and can provide the best care for your unique circumstance.
Across both of our wellness centres, AHP Connect accepts most major health funds and payment types, including Medibank, Bupa, and HBF. The amount you can use on private health and additional rebates such as CTP Insurance Scheme and Work Cover are different for each service.
The main differences between dry needling and acupuncture are the technique and theory for how and where the needles are placed.
Dry needling is focused on using strong stimulation of trigger points to reduce muscle tension. In contrast to this, western anatomical acupuncture is based on channel theory and does not use strong stimulation, but rather uses trigger points to heal the body and muscle naturally. A physical therapist will use dry needling to relieve pain and tension from knots and pressure points in muscle tissue, whereas practitioners of acupuncture insert needles to release endorphins and affect the central nervous system. Additionally, acupuncture needles are typically left in place for 15-30 minutes, whereas during dry needling the needles are typically left in for no longer than 15 minutes.
Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-surgical treatment for painful disorders. It is a multidisciplinary device used across a range of disciplines and its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. As a non-surgical therapy, shockwave is an ideal form of treatment to speed up recovery and target various indications causing acute or chronic pain. Indications such as jumper’s knee, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and trigger points can benefit from shockwave therapy.
There are no Public Health Directions in effect requiring you to wear a face mask. Masks are still recommended: if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of an acute respiratory infection.
Our team of highly trained podiatrists can prescribe custom-made orthotics and shoe inserts to assist with a range of conditions including hip pain, Achilles tendinopathy, biomechanical faults, and improve foot function.
We advise participants to wear pool-suitable clothing – this can include swim wear or gym wear. Heavy fabrics such as cotton t-shirts absorb water and become heavy. Lighter weight polyesters tend not to absorb so much water. Boardshorts and a rashie are easily found and suitable for the pool.
In addition to pool-suitable clothing, please bring a water bottle, towel, and rubber thongs.
Both hydrotherapy pools used at Rathdowne Place and Racecourse Grange are heated to a comfortable 34-degrees Celsius, year-round.
This temperature has been chosen as it is a “thermo-neutral” temperature. This means that most people keep the same core temperature when immersed in water of 34 degrees. This is ideal for low intensity exercise over short periods of higher intensity exercise.