Sunday, 15 February 2009

Hands on Health and APERN

Hands on Health Australia &
APERN: Australian Practitioners Emergency Response Network.

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Sunday 15th Feb 2009

Currently there are 8 practitioner emergency response centers set up in the bushfire affected areas that are providing stress management massage therapy, chiropractic and osteopathic care to the states emergency workers and support crews and volunteers that are still fighting fires and assisting communities to manage the disasters.

Therapists and practitioners have united from all different industry groups and associations to come under the banner of Hands on Health and provide a structured and timely response to the devastating fires. And lend a hand.

If you have a spare few hours or days and would like to assist the teams contact Kallika Bruce on 0402 733 443. We need help urgently.

The immediate needs change from day to day and from relief centre to relief centre with short term needs being addressed as required. The longer term needs will be the challenge and we are in the beginnings of moving from crisis management at the emergency relief centers to establishing survivor centers within the affected towns’ communities.

Media enquiries call Emma Gierschick on 0411030835

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