Ex Phys & RTW

Psych claims return to work

Part time EP… Part time Detective? Working with Psych Claims

When someone is recovering from a herniated disc, shoulder surgery, or a broken leg, judging their work capacity is predominantly based on what they can and can’t do, at a physical level.  It’s a matter of whether the client can achieve task ‘X’, given their capacity ‘Y’. Their role requires them to stand, walk, lift, …

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Functional fitness

* Alert! * Demand for Functional Information Reaches an All Time High!

How does one bake a cake with only half of a recipe?  How does one build a house when half the building plan is missing? And how does one craft a rehabilitation or return to work plan with only half the details?   Rehab providers, we know the struggle. Take a deep breath, and relax. …

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6 Things a GP Should Know for Patients on Insurance 

Do you have a patient on an Insurance Claim? The 6 things we need you to know! Do you know the role of an Exercise Physiologist in Insurance Claims? Has your patient been referred to an Exercise Physiologist, or do you think they should be? After an injury, Exercise Physiology is the perfect progression to support …

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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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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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🤔 Can you guess some of the surprising conditions we see?

Everyone knows that you send a claimant with a musculoskeletal injury to an Exercise Physiologist when they’re ready for a focused work and life conditioning program. So as you can imagine a large proportion of our work is with musculoskeletal injuries: rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, whiplash, carpel tunnel, lower back strains, disc bulges, ACL …

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