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The GP may be the most important person in the RTW process

We as a nation and as RTW professionals, have the potential to be leading the powerful trend supporting General Practitioners in taking the initiative to get patients back to work.  Ten years ago The Royal Australasian College of Physicians first released the Australian and New Zealand Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work. Then …

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🤔 Exercise Physiology or Physiotherapy?

First published April 7 2020 What’s the difference and when you should choose an EP  Rehab processes, especially in the world of Occupational Rehabilitation, almost always involve a multidisciplinary team. Physios, Exercise Physiologists, Vocational Consultants, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists (just to name a few!). Most of these disciplines are very clear in their delineation and …

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5 Reasons You Should Keep Up With Your Rehab During the Holidays

Do you have an injury or illness? Or are you looking after clients that do? The Christmas / New Year period is a busy time. But whether you’re busy relaxing or busy organising catch-ups with friends and family (especially now that the borders are open!), it’s important to remember that injuries and illnesses don’t take …

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Unconvinced That EPs Can Help With Psych Claims?

The use of exercise to assist in rehabilitation and reconditioning after a bone or muscle injury is well established, so much so that it would be considered a faux pas if there was no exercise component during an expected recovery. Cardiac rehab has been a thing, with movement slowly creeping into recovery since the 1950s, …

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😭 Chronic Pain vs Persistent Pain 😣

Chronic Pain vs Persistent Pain – What’s the Difference?   Chronic! What are your associations with the word ‘chronic?’ Imagine you were told that you have something “Chronic”. How does it make you feel? Scared? Disempowered? Stuck with something.. ..FOREVER?!Now imagine you’ve been told you have something which is “Persistent”. What’s the difference? Do you …

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