Health Check

Category: Allied Health Sciences

Exercise and Sport | Nutrition and Dietetics | Occupational Therapy | Physiotherapy | Rehabilitation counselling | Speech Pathology

From Goondiwindi to an internship with the Gold Coast Suns

Currently a final-year exercise science student, Zoe cites her rural upbringing and her large family as a big motivator for her passion for sports and exercise and her choice to move to the Gold Coast from her home town of Goondiwindi to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University. Read More

Time for a change: A mature-aged student’s journey from engineering to exercise

Bred on the Gold Coast, Heath Thomas would describe himself as a very sporty kid who was happy to have a go at all the sports in his youth. Fast-forward thirty years later, including twenty spent working as a geotechnical engineer, Heath was hit by a wake-up call which led him to change his life for the better. Read More

An international move and a passion for dance as occupational therapy

After making an international move to Brisbane in early 2020, one student decided to turn her credentials as a dance teacher into a different career.   Saskia Wright was… Read More

Nick’s ‘six quick tips’ to achieve better health through exercise

The information contained in this article has been prepared by Nicholas Steel, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) working in Griffith… Read More

What being an Exercise Physiologist means to me – Nicholas Steel

Choosing which allied health profession to study is often a hard choice to make for some people, but for Nicholas Steel, the choice was simple. Read More

Unconventional assessment gives occupations a chance to shine online

First-year Griffith University student occupational therapists have been using photography exhibitions as part of their assessment since 2014 but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is providing a new opportunity for their work to be seen across the country and the globe. Read More

FREE My Health for Life program – groups commencing 27 May 2020 via telehealth

My Health for Life is a FREE support program and QLD Government initiative designed to help people improve their health and reduce the risk of developing… Read More

Receive quality online physiotherapy advice and treatment from the comfort of your own home

Did you know that a physiotherapist can provide you with quality and effective treatment online? In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, our physiotherapy clinic continues to support our… Read More

Using telehealth to help rural and remote communities during the COVID-19 crisis

When Sarah McNamee’s plans to deliver medical education in the USA were no longer an option due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she turned to her other… Read More

Top five tips for nourishing your body while working from home

When your normal routine is no longer the same, keeping up with healthy habits can become a real challenge.  Associate Professor Lauren Ball Our lifestyles have… Read More