Who are Therapy Assistants & What do they Do?


In Australia, Therapy Assistants (Also known as allied health assistant) work as direct support and under the direction of an allied health professional usually for goal-based therapy for clients.

Therapy Assistants work across multiple disciplines, including speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology and dietetics.

The role of the Allied Health Assistant is exciting and diverse and depends on the individual healthcare setting. Tasks can include providing patient care and encouraging patients to complete specific treatment plans related to injury, illness, or disability.

What are the benefits to using a Therapy Assistant?

The benefits of a Therapy Assistant will be specific to the individual. Generally, these are some benefits to expect with a Therapy Assistant:

  • Improved clinical outcomes
  • Improved accessibility
  • Increase frequency of sessions
  • Reduce costs to receive more therapy time
  • Implement Therapy Programs
  • Report writing to update the Clinician

How to get Started with a Therapy Assistant?

Firstly, go to the AHP Website to complete our referral form or call us on 1800 247 342.

To select the discipline you would require and request a Therapy Assistant as well.

Your Allied Health Clinician will create a therapy program specific to your needs and discuss this with your Therapy assistant. The assistant will book in ongoing therapy sessions and document the progress of these appointments. Your allied health clinician will review your progress at least every 3 months and make any necessary changes to your program.

Head to our website to get started today!