Allied Health

Allied Health


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Allied Health



Health Services by RSM


Allied Health Advisory, Assurance and Consulting

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.

Along with the variety of different disciplines, 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:



Trevor Lake
Director, Business Advisory
T: +61 8 9920 7400

[email protected]

How can we help you?



  • 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.

Key Assistance for Allied Health providers

The Big 3 for Medical Practitioners: Interest, tax and superannuation

15 November 2022
In the current environment of high inflation and increasing interest rates, there is no better time to review your costs.

8 Global healthcare trends driving health industry change in 2022

7 November 2022
What are the global healthcare trends driving industry change in 2022? We have collated contributions from across RSM’s global healthcare community – working with over 3,000 healthcare organisations - to examine the most impactful trends driving change across the health sector. For each trend, we’ve included the key considerations for healthcare leaders, to shape the debate on navigating the post-pandemic world.

Health Business Matters - How data analytics can improve decision making in the health sector

3 October 2022
In the first episode of Health Business Matters, Peter Saccasan interviews Charlie Farah from Qlik (Analytics and Data Integration Platform) and Matt Cunneen from RSM Australia. They discuss how data analytics can provide critical insights to help health business practitioners identify the best decisions in health care organisations. These insights can inform your decisions regarding patient care, staffing levels and future planning, ensuring that resources are properly allocated to optimise outcomes.

Stay ahead of the curve with AI in your medical practice

5 July 2022
Every industry has experienced significant change over the past decade thanks to advancing technology.

Insurance for health professionals: 5 dos and don'ts

14 June 2022
As a doctor, pharmacist, dentist, or allied health professional, your days are spent caring about the health and wellbeing of others.

The Pulse | Edition 3

9 June 2022
This edition has several highlights including connections to our RSM Service Lines and their Health Sector specialists. We have insights into the new Aged Care framework and for our health practitioners, we have included the announcement of our new national partnership with CMH Practice Management, an allied health practice client story, plus our approach to developing a really useful Pharmacy Budget. 

Case Study: Physio Group

16 May 2022
Jasmine Hulls - Practice Principal, Physio Group South West, WA Strategic advice to build your allied health practice

Payroll tax risks to medical practices and allied health providers

25 March 2022
If you own a medical or allied health practice that engages subcontractors, and you do not pay any payroll tax, you should be aware of these two recent court cases.

RSM Australia and CMH Practice Management announce partnership

2 March 2022
RSM Australia and CMH Practice Management's partnership to boost innovation and financial security in healthcare  

Strong alliances the key for allied health today

17 January 2022
On face value, you may assume that the health industry is one of the few to financially benefit from the current global pandemic. Whilst this is true in some cases, the realities are a significant portion of income comes from planned procedures in this industry.

High seas of allied health - The 5 key tips for navigating through your cashflow storm

20 December 2021
Have you ever heard the expression in business that 'cash is king'? They say this because if you’re a business owner and you don’t have cash, you’ll find that creditors, bankers, and the tax man will come-a-knockin’, and not just for a brew and a chat about the weather!

GPs moving to the cloud; not as many roadblocks as you think?

17 December 2021
There is real value in data sharing, real-time collaboration, and interoperability. The modern GP is facing an unprecedented fast-paced world.

10 lessons from the pandemic to take with you into 2022

15 December 2021
If someone had told you in 2019 that within 18 months almost every economy in the world would be shut down – with most of the world’s population working from home – you might have called them crazy! But here we are, almost 2 years later...

How to Value your Allied Health Practice

14 December 2021
Prior to instructing a valuation for allied health practices, the 4 W’s need to be addressed: