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Barwon Heads allied health business expands creating local jobs


The coastal community of Barwon Heads has more trained allied health services close to home thanks to the support of the Victorian Government.

13th Beach Health Services has recently expanded creating 10 new roles, supported by the Regional Jobs Fund.

13th Beach Health Services was established in 2009 by husband-and-wife team David and Amy Proctor, who are both qualified osteopaths. The business provides locals with allied health services including osteopathy, physiotherapy, podiatry, myotherapy, reformer pilates and remedial massage services.

The couple moved from Barwon Heads from Richmond to set up the business which has since grown organically, with the Regional Jobs Fund support helping the company move to a larger facility to keep up with increased demand.

There are now two more treatment rooms, a rehabilitation centre and COVID-19 screening technology in place.

The expansion into a new larger facility is helping the business meet increased patient load and provide even better local services.

13th Beach is also helping to train the next wave of allied health professionals through a partnership with Deakin University and Australian Catholic University in Ballarat through short-term student placements.

The Regional Jobs Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund which helps businesses create jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and backs councils to build the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.

The Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s record investment of more than $36 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015. For more information visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.