Each month we create and publish articles on topics which are important to us and, we hope, important to our clients and customers. Here’s a snapshot of our education pieces throughout the both July and August 2020.
Some Recent Articles
While it’s true exercise can make pain worse, the right exercise invaluable in the management of chronic pain.
We go through the hows and why of exercising for pain.
A good posture aligns the body into its natural form where it can take the most amount of pressure.
Whether it’s for yourself or claimant, hopefully we can shine some light on how to improve posture.
From the Director
Are you connected with Brad Domek on LinkedIn?
Hear what’s on his mind, and don’t miss his articles
Role: Exercise Physiologist
Location: Auckland, NZ
Mae’s Ninja Skills
🐱👤 Knee rehab
🐱👤 Back rehab
🐱👤 Empathy & rapport
🍫 Food – Chocolate
👾 Exercise – Monster walks- nothing gets the bum burning like a good monster walk
🦴 Fact – The “funny bone” is neither a bone, nor funny!
🏰 Fiction – Anything Disney
💪 Myth Buster – Girls who lift weight get big! Girls who lift weights get strong and lean due to losing body fat. Generally, females don’t have the levels of testosterone than males do so building muscle size is a bit harder. Besides, muscles are sexy.
How did you survive the lockdown, and do you have any tips for the Australians?
Embrace change and learn to realise that our “normal’ is very relative.
Stay calm, positive and informed but don’t get wrapped up in the news.
Don’t underestimate the impact it makes on EVERYONE’s mental health and a good run here and there helps.
There’s also a supportive app called Mentemia, which supports mental health. It’s currently free for New Zealanders and Australians.
Get to know more about Mae here.
Most Social on the Socials
Favourite Social Media Posts
🥇 First Place –
Each week, we will introduce one of us.
Naturally, we started with the man who started it all, Director Brad Domek.
For some reason, this was the most popular post across all the platforms! 😱😉
Where did he go to uni? What are his ninja skills? What’s his favourite exercise? food? music?
You’ll have to find out by reading the post!
And keep an eye out to meet the rest of us!
🥈 Second Place – Mae’s Win
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Behind the Scenes
We have weekly team meetings and fortnightly roundtables of challenging cases AND we run various clinical in-services regularly as well!
Here were our focuses over the last 2 months:
- Chronic pain management, BPS vs Medical models
- Special guest – live pain patient to question
- Supporting RTW planning
Team Focus Areas for July and August
- Covid safety and management
- Optimising communications with GPs
- Prioritise team work with case managers and rehab providers
- Recording case statistics
- Focusing on the 6 domains of injured persons (physical & mental health, experience& accessibility, wellbeing, cost of healthcare, safety & quality of healthcare, provider capability, delivery & experience)
- Exercise Physiologist Biara Webster is now servicing South Brisbane
- Auckland EP, Yolanda van Vugt is writing blogs for us.. Let us know if there is anything you want to read about!