People sleeping rough in Adelaide will be able to get free physiotherapy and podiatry services at a new clinic opening next week.
The CBD clinic will be run by final year undergraduate physiotherapy and podiatry students from the University of South Australia, under the supervision of qualified clinical educators.
It will operate as a partnership between the university, the Salvation Army and SOS Health, a group that will arrange other qualified volunteer therapists to work at the centre.
UniSA's Katia Ferrar, says it aims to improve the wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness or who are in crisis.
"People experiencing homelessness suffer many of the same conditions as the rest of the population, but they also suffer some unique complaints," Dr Ferrar said.
"Sleeping rough, homeless people often experience low back and neck pain.
"Plus, as many don't have appropriate footwear, they can present with toenail issues and injuries to their feet."