Jodie in India with Equal Health 2011

Jodie Krantz traveled as a volunteer physiotherapist to the province of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Here she spent 2 weeks in Tiruchiparelli (Trichy) with a team of doctors, nurses, physios, dentists and opticians, providing much needed health service to extremely poor villagers. The trip was exceptionally well organised by Equal Health, a non-government organisation based in East Perth.

Jodie Krantz as a volunteer physiotherapist treating a patient in IndiaJodie with local Physiotherapist and translator Yogeshwari AKA Yogi. Yogi was due to be married to another Physio on 16th March. It was an arranged marriage and she’d only met him briefly once. She was very excited and optimistic.


Jodie with Rice Workers near Amur in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.






Helpers and potential patients arrive at the venue for our clinic – a cinema complex in Trichy.






Equal Health ‘Trichy Team’ boys in their costumes for the Bollywood Dance Competition. These Australian team members helped make our journey so much fun. David (Optometrist), Rob (Physio), Blue (Dentist), Bill (Doctor), John (Doctor) and Paul (Team Leader / Optical Dispenser) incognito.





Australian Equal Health girls (Trichy team) dress up for the Bollywood Dance Competition in Chenai, southern India. Girls from back left Kylie, Sally (aka as Salvita because Sally meant “sputum” in Tamil) Lynette, Natarsha, Thien Nien, Gay, Andrea and I. Natarsha ran Yoga classes for us in the mornings.