Hands on Health Australia (HOHA) will be going to East Gippsland to help the hard working and brave volunteers and workers next week from Tuesday 21 January to Friday 24 January 2020 and they need your help!
HOHA requires chiropractors and other physical & mental therapy practitioners. If you are available and can make your way to East Gippsland you are very welcome to join them.
Hands on Health will be in:
- Bairnsdale on 21 January
- Buchan on 22 January
- Swan Reach on 23 January
- Swift Creek on 24 January
HOHA organised volunteer practitioners for the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires because therapeutic touch is of paramount importance in an emergency situation. It increases the resilience of emergency staff, treating critical acute musculoskeletal injuries as they arise, alleviating stress and post-traumatic symptoms and enabling emergency workers to cope with the incredible pressures they are working on.
Whilst the Department of Human Resources (DHS) do provide staff with valuable psychological and medical support, there is a distinct gap in the provision of complementary and allied health physical therapies, not only for acute injury treatment and rehabilitation, but to assist with enabling ongoing emotional wellbeing of emergency workers.