CQUni physio and chiro students make valuable connections with Brisbane's homeless

26 May 2021

CQUniversity physiotherapy and chiropractic students recently put their skills to the test at the 2021 Homeless Connect event in Brisbane.

Held at the Brisbane Showgrounds' the event allowed people experiencing homelessness' or at risk of homelessness' to seek care from various outreach and community organisations and allied health services

The CQUniversity students volunteered their time to offer advice and free treatment to guests who needed it.

Fifth-year Chiropractic intern Susan Thomas said she made valuable connections with the attendees.

"It was a great day' and our interns delivered competent' skilled and compassionate care'"

she said.

"The tables were fully booked' the smiles full-on' and the best part? - the connections made and the absolute professional privilege of caring for others was something I'll never forget.

Physiotherapy student Daniel Garlick said the event was a great opportunity for all the students.

"The wide range of services offered to the attendees included doctors' nurses' optometrists' podiatrists' chiropractors' physiotherapists and more'"

he said.

"It almost seemed that with so many options' and with such a brief time of treatment' guests would not be receiving quality care. But if the doctors had someone who was experiencing a muscle ache or stiffness' they would refer them to the physio tent. When we had a guest who asked for spinal manipulation' we suggested they book in with the chiropractors.

"Overall' it was a great day of teamwork and service that we were glad to have been a part of."