"A job search created by health professionals, for health professionals. We are dedicated to connecting Australian communities with the allied healthcare workers they need."
In Reach Co. was founded in 2022 by Physiotherapists David Dimech and Clare Austin.
Whilst building In Reach Co., David & Clare worked and travelled around Australia, providing Physiotherapy services to rural and remote communities, under their own mobile business – Project Physio. They have seen first hand how a lack of Allied Health Professionals in regional, rural and remote areas can negatively impact a community.
They also faced challenges in easily sourcing Physiotherapy positions, yet came across many site managers struggling to find staff to fill roles.
In Reach Co. is their solution.
Kara Ballard is a physiotherapy student in South Australia. She is very interested in the health of individuals from rural and remote communities and is eager to join the workforce early next year to provide physiotherapy to these populations and encourage her university colleagues to do the same.
“I am extremely excited to be an ambassador for In Reach Co. At university, we are taught about the health disparities that exist for those in rural and remote communities but there is little allied health infrastructure to bridge that gap. It is wonderful to be a part of building that bridge and creating a practical solution to a real-world problem”
“As a student, the idea of rural and remote healthcare for placements and as a new graduate can be daunting. In Reach Co takes the daunting out of that experience and makes it exciting. It makes the idea seem in reach!”
Host of @hollytheot_podcast
Holly Gawthorne is an Occupational Therapist and Podcast Host currently based in the outback town of Lightning Ridge, NSW.
Holly’s podcast was created for two main reasons: Firstly to provide an honest, judgement free space for students and new graduate OT’s to transition into the workforce and secondly to encourage as many AHP’s to #gorural by providing realistic insights into life as an Outback OT.
Holly is extremely passionate about all things rural health, and advocating for clients disadvantaged by their geographical location. Holly’s current caseload ranges from 1 to 103, however she has a special interest in paediatric Occupational Therapy. Holly is also a qualified reformer Pilates instructor, and runs weekly classes in Lightning Ridge.
In her spare time, you’ll find Holly camping in her 4wd and exploring the countryside. Holly loves to travel and is going to do a lap of Australia in the near future.
Allied Health Assistant
Occupational Therapy Student
Chloe Hunter is an Allied Health Assistant / Occupational Therapy Student from the University of Canberra.
She loves to call herself a “triple threat” AHA. As she is Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Social Work qualified. She has worked within the Riverina area as an AHA for almost four years, as well as in Canberra, supporting a range of allied health professionals and really growing her love and passion for Occupational Therapy.
After growing up in the Riverina, and personally experiencing the lack of allied health professionals, Chloe is a big advocate for rural health, promoting the roles and getting people out in Australia’s rural and remote areas. After completing a rural placement for university, Chloe further cemented her passion for rural health.
Chloe is excited and eager to be working with In Reach Co. and cannot wait to continue to grow her love for rural health!
Johanna Mee is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 8 years experience in clinical practice and a keen interest in training and education. Jo spent the best part of 2022 travelling and working locum roles in exercise physiology and multidisciplinary clinics around Australia.
During this time, Jo felt the benefits of locum work for developing clinical skills and providing healthcare services to Australia’s diverse and remote communities. She is dedicated to sharing her experience with the hope other exercise professionals consider and explore locum work in rural and remote locations.
Jo is excited to work with In Reach Co. and a platform that makes the search for short and long term work opportunities both enjoyable and accessible to all allied health professionals.
Bringing Allied Health Professionals 'In Reach' to Australia
There is no greater feeling than progressing your career and helping a new community, all whilst exploring Australia at the same time.
You can become a part of a community instantly when providing health care to people who may otherwise have to wait weeks for your service.