Mental Health

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Have you embraced ‘slow’? Mindfulness for beginners

In December last year, our friends at Reva Wellness released an article about ‘embracing slow’.  Through those initial phases of Covid19, the whole world hit pause for a moment. Slowing down was forced upon us by lockdowns and government restrictions, preventing us from leaving the home, aside from essentials. The roads were quiet for once, …

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Headstrong – our New Mental Health Program (…and Research Study!)

The incidence of mental health conditions (and therefore mental health claims) are on the rise. Here at Specialised Health alone, we saw our mental health referrals increase by 58% from the year ending April 2020 compared to April 2021 – that’s more than double! What’s more, the recommendations for those on a mental health claim …

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How Exercise Physiology can Help with Routine

Let’s talk about routine… How important is it in our day-to-day life, really?? You know that feeling when you’re on holiday, and all those good lifestyle practises – like the gym, early bedtimes and food prep – just feel so far away?  So when work starts back up again, there’s that little part of you …

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Our Newest Fixed Fee Program for Mental Health

Our Company Director Brad Domek published a Linked-in article last week which served as a timely reminder of why fixed fee programs are such an advantage to case managers!  He spoke about simplifying the budgeting process – by knowing exactly what something is going to cost before it is purchased. Less number crunching and cost/benefit …

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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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“Jen saved my life”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Customer Story Flyer (Print me) Infographic  (Share me) Who? Ben’s story is one that is all too familiar among the mental health clients that we see at Specialised Health. A high-stress job with 24/7 on-call hours resulted in declining health, both physically and mentally, that eventually lead Ben to a breaking point. He suffered …

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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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