Celebrating Allied Health Professions Day

October the 14th is International Allied Health Professions Day.

To help celebrate International Allied Health Professions Day, below are five items from the CALHN Health Museum collection that relate to some of these professions.

The Allied Health Professions are made up of health professionals that are not part of the medical, nursing or dental professions. They include: Art and Music Therapy, Audiology, Dental Therapy, Epidemiology, Exercise Psychology, Genetic Counselling, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Orthoptics, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Perfusion, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Social Work, Sonography, Speech Pathology.

This eclectic group of items made up of photographs and objects highlight the broad range of health care disciplines in allied health.

Follow the associated links for more information on each item.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Colour negatives with images of sample meals recommended, by the former Royal Adelaide Hospital dietitians, ca 1990s. View full record

Occupational Therapy

Keyboard with Large Keys, used by the Occupation Therapy Department at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. View full record

Orthotics and Prosthetics

A miniature replica of a full leg calliper. View full record


TQEH Physiotherapy staff team photo, 1992. View full record

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology sign, from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. ca 1930. View full record

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Written by Jonathan Hull, CALHN Health Museum