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Workcover

Physiotherapist explains spine to patient with a modelEmployees who suffer an injury at work that impairs their ability to do their job should see a physiotherapist. Richard and Janine have rehabilitated thousands of injured workers safely back to work. We aim to:

  • Speed up the rate of tissue healing.
  • Get your employee back to work as soon as possible.
  • Ensure their return to work does not aggravate their injury.
  • Liaise closely with their doctor, rehabilitation provider and employer.
  • Provide the employee with exercises to strengthen the injured area.
  • Identify work postures/procedures that may be aggravating their injury.
  • Provide the employee with education in manual handling.
  • Prevent recurrence of their injury.

Please contact us to refer a Workcover patient

WRAP - Work Related Activity Program

Our practice has developed a work related activity program. This program is suitable for:

  • Workers who have a delayed return to work.
  • Workers with high OMPQ scores/psychosocial factors.
  • Workers needing work conditioning.
  • Workers not responding to treatment.

Program focuses on improving functional activity level and RTW. The program uses a cognitive behavioural approach. For more information please contact our clinic.

Please contact us regarding Work Related Activity Programs

Manual Handling Training

Our experienced physiotherapists can come to your workplace to educate your employees in correct manual handling.

Our 1 to 2 hour sessions include:

  • Functional anatomy of the spine.
  • Principle of correct lifting.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Practical demonstrations.
  • Exercises.
  • Complete course notes.

Please contact us regarding Manual Handling Training

Workplace / Functional Capacity Assessments

Janine has had experience and training in performing workplace and functional capacity assessments while working for South Coast Occupational Services, a local rehabilitation company.

Janine can be contracted on a casual basis if a workplace/functional capacity assessment is required.

Please contact us regarding Workplace Capacity Assessments

Pre-employment Screening

Our practice has been conducting pre-employment screening since 1996. It is important that new workers are physically capable of performing the duties required. Pre-employment screening aims to identity individuals suitable to perform tasks at different levels of physical activity. The screen is a musculoskeletal examination aimed at identifying “at risk” individuals. You should consider utilising pre-employment screening if:

  • Your organisation has had a significant number of work injuries.
  • Your workers are involved in manual handling.

Benefits of Pre-employment Screening

  • Reduce work injuries.
  • Reduced workers compensation premiums.
  • Increased productivity.

How it Works

  • The employer contacts our clinic and registers their workplace for pre-employment screening.
  • The employer can then make an appointment at our clinic for new workers.
  • The worker fills out a questionaire and has a full physical examination.
  • The report is sent to a specialist company for evaluation.
  • The results are faxed to the employer by 5pm the following workday.

Please contact us regarding Pre-employment Screening