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Hands on Health- STTEP project in Philippines

Dr Greg Taylor, a chiropractor working with our project partners at Hands on Health Australia has recently come back from a STTEP program in Philippines.

STTEP or the Sustainable, Training, Treatment Employment Program is a framework that allows Hands on Health to deliver “high impact, low tech” Myotherapy treatment and training to communities marginalised by poverty, location or other circumstances.

Dr Taylor and a fantastic team of Hands on Health Myotherapists assisted hundreds of residents of Meycauayan, north of Manila, as a part of the STTEP program. The team provided health services to families living in extremely cramped dwellings with minimal access to medical treatment. Most families had been displaced from their original houses because of development work.

Here are some photos Dr Taylor brought back with him from the trip.

venus at baseco

A TB patient, who was previously living in an extremely cramped area. A church group from Perth built her this new home which gives her privacy, protection from the elements and a sense of pride.

The committed Hands On Health Myotherapy support team, assisting Dr Taylor in Philippines.

The committed Hands On Health Myotherapy support team, assisting Dr Taylor in Philippines.

A typical home in Meycauayan. It is built at a higher than ground level to protect the house from the creek flooding.

A typical home in Meycauayan. It is built at a higher than ground level to protect the house from flooding when the creek overflows.

The Meycauayan creek running through the residential compound.

The Meycauayan creek running through the residential compound.

A house at Baseco, in good condition with a working stove. It has two levels, to protect it from flooding.

A house at Baseco, in good condition with a working stove. It has two levels, to protect it from flooding.