Types of health workers
Speech pathologists help people who have problems with communication. Communication includes reading and writing. Speech pathologists are also known as speech therapists. They help people:
- understand language
- improve their social skills.
This can help people to have good mental health.
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Your health and fitness is important for good mental health. An exercise physiologist helps you with your health and fitness using exercise. Exercise physiologists know a lot about what types of exercise can help a person best.
An exercise physiologist can also help people with:
- exercises to get better after illness or injury
- ongoing health problems such as arthritis.
To find out more about exercise physiologists visit Allied Health Professionals Australia.
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A dietitian specialises in food and diet. A dietitian knows a lot about what is best for people to eat so they are healthy. They can help to treat medical conditions.
A dietitian can:
- let you know the best foods for you to eat
- help you to manage any medical conditions you have by suggesting the best food to eat.
To find out more about dietitians visit Dietitians Australia.
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A nutritionist advises on food and diet. They help people to choose the best foods for them so that they are healthy. A nutritionist is different to a dietitian. They do not treat medical conditions like dietitians.
To find out more about the difference between dietitians and nutritionists visit Dietitian or Nutritionist?
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