Occupational Rehabilitation

As an Occupational Rehabilitation Service provider, the best way to support a worker’s return to work is by focusing on what functions they are capable of doing, rather than what they cannot. By assessing what the worker is capable of doing, and their requirements for the role at work a plan can be developed to assist the worker to get back on the road to recovery.

Occupational Rehabilitation provider for

  • Workers Compensations Insurer
  • Compulsory Third Party Insurer
  • Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service

Occupational Rehabilitation services

  • Physical conditioning programs
  • Worksite Visits
  • Suitable duties plans

Physical Conditioning Programs

Physical conditioning programs can be provided for any musculo-skeletal injury and/or neurological condition which could include low back pain, whiplash, shoulder, knee or other joint injuries, and stress/ depressive conditions.  Functional exercises in line with their work requirements are prescribed.   Conditioning program progress is monitored by weekly supervised sessions.

Each physical conditioning provided can be home based, fitness centre based or pool based.  From Ormeau to Murwillumbah your clients will have access to an extensive network of hydrotherapy pools and health and fitness centres.  Reducing possible factors for non compliance of a program.

Education is provided as part of each occupational rehabilitation program.  The education covers their condition and their short and long term management.  Each client is provided with an education resource pack to support their occupational rehabilitation education.

When referring a client for a physical conditioning program your time is valuable. Progress reports are provided in conjunction with your time frame requests.   Refer your clients using the online form.

Worksite Visits

Reducing the time frame a worker is away from their normal duties is optimal for the injured worker, employer and insurer.  Contact is made with the injured worker and employer the same day of the referral.  The worksite visit to be carried out within the next 3-7 working days.

As part of each worksite visit, time is taken to evaluate the worker’s duties.  Any potential risk or aggravating factors are identified during the evaluation.  Each worker is also provided with education for manual handing, ergonomics and self management.  Supportive education material is supplied to the worker.

The report for each worksite visit is completed the same day.  This report will outline the results and recommendations of the worksite visit.  The workers suitable duties program will accompany the report.  Refer your clients using the online form.

Suitable Duties Plan

Plans are develop from the findings of the worksite visit.  Each plan is communicated with the worker, employer, insurer and treating medical officer.  Good communication is maintained during the plan to ensure compliance and to identify problem or aggravations for the worker.  After submitting a suitable duties plan for approval the goal is for the worker commence the plan within a week.  Refer your clients using the online form.

Working with Health Professionals

Each occupational rehabilitation program is coordinated with treating practitioners.  This may include case managers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals.   As well as understanding the patient’s physical needs, we also understand the need for timely and appropriate feedback, so we ensure to keep relevant health professionals informed about your patients’ progress during their occupational rehabilitation program.