Return to Work Strategy
Having a practitioner onsite means less time spent on the phone communicating between patient, practitioner and company.
It also means the practitioner will have a much better understanding of the work environment and job tasks.
This will enable the practitioner to make a better informed decision regarding the return to work strategy.
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Onsite Physiotherapy & Osteopathy
What is Onsite Physical Therapy?
Musculoskeletal injuries and the growing need to for health injury management has lead to Corporate Work Health Australia providing on site clinical services for employees. We provide qualified Physiotherapists and Osteopaths on site to allow for easy and accessible treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. Corporate Work Health Australia is able to provide onsite Physical Therapy services from as little as 5 hours up to 30+ hours per week. On site consultations means less time spent away from work and a more rapid return to work.
Musculoskeletal injuries, particularly lower back pain, are at epidemic proportions throughout Australia’s workforce and have become a costly financial burden for the employer, costing Australian employers $8billion in workers compensation premiums for the 2005-06 financial year. Many companies are finding it more cost effective to have one of our therapists attend the workplace and treat injured staff members, particularly companies that employ a large manual workforce.
This can significantly decrease your costs by providing:
What does Treatment Involve?
All of Corporate Work Health Australia’s Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists and Osteopaths use an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies.
Corporate Work Health Australia’s on-site injury management has 4 components:
There is no such thing as an effective “one-size-fits-all” approach to analyzing the causes of backache, neck pain or upper limb disorder – the most common physical health problems that cause employees to take time off work. As with stress, there are usually factors outside work that contribute to a musculoskeletal disorder. And each individual has their own postural, behavioral and genetic make-up that influences their rate of recovery.
Corporate Work Health Australia’s individual assessments involve:
- a discussion about symptoms, recent or past injuries and general health, to identify whether these could be causing or contributing to the current symptoms
- a thorough examination that includes postural, functional and ergonomic analysis as well as testing of joints, muscles and connective tissues
- an analysis of the working environment.
Often, therapy fails because of an imprecise diagnosis, following which treatment is targeted inappropriately. Corporate Work Health Australia’s highly qualified musculoskeletal practitioners are trained to diagnose complex conditions and give detailed prognoses, enabling managers to plan for their employee's recovery process.
Corporate Work Health Australia’s musculoskeletal practitioners use their regularly updated skills and experience to provide:
A course of treatment may typically last between two and five 30-minute sessions following the initial consultation. Short re-assessments are carried out at the start and end of each session, to monitor progress.
Onsite Physiotherapy and Osteopathy