Allied Health

Allied Health Services at RSM

The allied health sector is notable for its variety and complexity but there are rich opportunities too

Australia’s 195,000 allied health practitioners make up about a quarter of the total health workforce. The variety of professional practice includes physiotherapists, dieticians, optometrists, podiatrists, speech therapists, audiologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and occupational therapists.

Patient demographics and payment sources vary considerably too. Some patients with relatively straightforward needs recover after a few sessions and usually pay with their private health insurance.

Other patients live with complex, long-term conditions and may need ongoing care from a multi-disciplinary team that includes several different allied health professionals. Funding for such patients comes from a plethora of sources including Medicare, the NDIS, the Department of Veterans Affairs or My Aged Care.


Allied health consists of an extensive range of service providers which include:

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  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Optometrists
  • Audiologists
  • Speech therapists
  • Podiatrists; to name a few.

Strong Alliances the key for allied health today

Having local allies like RSM advisers gives allied health providers access to a plethora of industry knowledge and ideas to help them be nimble and agile in a climate that has thrown businesses one very major curveball.

Working with practitioners for structural, business planning and strategic guidance could not only help them get through these times, but also assist them in learning from the experience and being far better prepared for the future.

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The allied health sector is notable for its variety and complexity but there are rich opportunities too.