Allied Health Professions (AHPs)

There is a range of professions, including physiotherapist, dietitian, and podiatrist, collectively referred to as the allied health professions.

There are 14 professions, and this site explores the six that can specialise in working with people with a learning disability. 

These professions are: occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, dietitian, podiatrist, and art, music, or drama therapist.

The different allied health professions

Why become an allied health professional?

Allied health professionals work with people throughout their entire lives. They work with people to improve their health and wellbeing as a whole.

They work alongside the individual and really get to know them to help prevent illness and to ensure that the individual lives a full and active life in all aspects of their life, whether that’s at home, in their social circles, at school, or at work.

Where allied health professionals can work

Allied health professionals work in a variety of settings: hospitals, schools, in people’s homes, and in their own practices.

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