Pro Bono Physio Clinic

Urban Probono Allied Health Clinics

Providing physiotherapy and podiatry to the homeless

Our volunteers are providing physiotherapy and podiatry services for those who would not otherwise have access to these services. Partnering with the Salvation Army, we are committed to ensuring the homeless, those at risk, and those in desperate need of good physical health outcomes in urban areas, receive quality physiotherapy and podiatry in a safe environment where all clients are treated with respect, dignity and care, and privacy is assured.

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Current Challenges


Thousands of people who are homeless, at risk, in crises, and/or who are suffering from social poverty have serious health issues or disabilities that often go untreated. Many of these people would regard physiotherapy and podiatry as a luxury they can’t afford, or they just don’t know where to access it.

Major Brendan Nottle“When a person feels like they have been forgotten, it is quite a moving moment when they have a (volunteer) physio say to them why don’t we pop into a private space and have a chat. I think I might be able to help you.”

Major Brendan Nottle, Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614

What SOS is doing?

Physiotherapy and Podiatry services

Our volunteers are providing physiotherapy in Melbourne and, physiotherapy and podiatry in Adelaide to those who would not otherwise have access to these services. We are committed to ensuring those in desperate need of good health outcomes in urban areas, receive quality physiotherapy and podiatry services in a safe environment where all clients are treated with respect, dignity and care in a private and secure setting.

Health records – Privacy

To ensure the best possible treatment, some personal and health information is required to assist in assessing an individual’s condition. All information is held in complete confidence and securely stored. Your privacy is assured.
Clinicians are registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and have recent police checks.

Probono Physio Clinic – Melbourne

Staffed by experienced Physiotherapists (volunteers)


The Salvation Army Melb Project 614
Level 1, 69 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Every Thursday morning

9:00am to 12:30pm
(no appointment needed, walk in service)

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Open Door Health Clinic – Adelaide

Staffed by University of SA staff & Students
or by experienced Physiotherapists and Podiatrist


The Salvation Army
277 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Every Wednesday afternoon

1:00pm to 4:30pm
Call for appointment: 1800 316 790 (Free call)
or walk in service

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Why volunteer with SOS Health Foundation

Focus on Physical Health

SOS Health Foundation was formed by physios to provide opportunities for physios and other allied health practitioners to use their skills and expertise to ensure quality services are available when and wherever needed, even in the most remote communities in Australia.

All organised for you

We make it easy for you to get involved. we take care of all the details, including equipment and supplies orders and program facilitation. You are free to focus on your skills and enjoy the experience of serving the health needs of others right here in our own backyard.

It’s an experience

We serve some of the most vulnerable people in our cities. Allied Health clinicians volunteer because they want to ‘give back’ to those less fortunate, and we can make that happen. What most people don’t expect is just how much they gain from the experience.

Sustainable impact

We work collaboratively with local organisations to ensure that we are hitting the most in-need areas and having the most effective long term outcomes.

How can you help?


Opportunities are open to qualified and experienced Physiotherapists and Podiatrists who are registered to practice in Australia. A commitment to volunteer for half a day for an agreed period as required.

  • Adelaide (Wednesday afternoons) – Physiotherapists and Podiatrists
  • Melbourne (Thursday mornings)– Physiotherapists

If you share our vision and values, and would like to use your skills where they are needed most, apply now.

Apply to Volunteer


Not in a position to volunteer but would like to ensure people experiencing poor physical health, due to their circumstances, get the treatment they need?  Make an online tax deductible donation right now and by supporting this program you will be making a huge difference.

Your contribution is important to maintaining sustainable services which significantly improve the physical health of disadvantaged individuals and communities in our urban centres and remote Australia.


Donate to this project

Join a Fundraiser

SOS Health relies entirely on the generosity of supporters to improve the health of those in need, so every dollar helps. There are many fundraising opportunities and here are a few:

  • Get involved in work4significance Day, 1st Tuesday in September.
  • Start or join a Workplace Giving Program in your workplace.
  • Take part in a major public fundraising event and select the SOS Health Foundation as your charity of choice.


Fundraising events