Here are personal stories told by health professionals working in rural, regional and remote Australia regarding the services they provide on a typical day, challenges faced and why they #loverural.

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Sheila

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Rural & remote, QLD.

Sheila is an Occupational Therapist working in the area of community care in the town of... READ MORE

Ella, Kristy and Leann

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, PHYSIOTHERAPIST, REHAB ASSISTANT North West, QLD.

This allied health workforce story is an example of a multidisciplinary team in action. It’s the... READ MORE

Bernadette

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Rural, QLD.

Bernadette is an Occupational Therapist practicing in rural Queensland. The services she... READ MORE

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Kristin

DIETITIAN Central Queensland.

Kristin is a part-time Dietitian whose work mainly involves providing dietitian clinics,... READ MORE

Ellen

DIETITIAN Dubbo, NSW.

Ellen is a dietitian practicing in Dubbo, a city in the Orana Region in country New South Wales... READ MORE

Kiah

RURAL GENERALIST DIETITIAN Thursday Island , QLD.

This workforce story is from Kiah who is working as a Rural Generalist Dietitian on Thursday... READ MORE

Andric

PHYSIOTHERAPIST Mount Isa, QLD.

This allied health workforce story is from Andric, a physiotherapist working in Mount Isa,... READ MORE

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Penny

PHYSIOTHERAPIST Rural, NSW.

This short allied health workforce story is from Penny. Penny is a locum physiotherapist often... READ MORE

Annie

PHYSIOTHERAPIST Temora, NSW.

This allied health workforce story is from Annie, working in the Temora region in NSW. Annie’s... READ MORE

Ry

PHYSIOTHERAPIST Cairns , QLD.

This workforce story is from Ry, a physiotherapist working in Mareeba, Far North Queensland. Ry’... READ MORE

Phil

OPTOMETRIST Rural & remote, NSW.

This story is from Phil. Here he shares his experience of providing optometry services to people... READ MORE

Wendy

PODIATRIST Wide Bay region, QLD.

This story comes from Wendy, a podiatrist working in rural and remote Queensland. Wendy’s story... READ MORE

Adrian

PODIATRIST Wide Bay region, QLD.

This story comes from Adrian, a podiatrist working in rural and remote Queensland. Adrian’s... READ MORE

Alison

CHIROPRACTOR Orange, NSW.

Alison is a Chiropractor living and working in Orange, New South Wales.  Alison tells us... READ MORE

Ruth

REMOTE AREA PHARMACIST Cooktown, QLD.

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) fact sheet on the allied health workforce... READ MORE