Mental Health

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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“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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How Our EPs Manage Their Stress

Even when there isn’t a global pandemic, stress is very real for Australians. NAB has been releasing quarterly Australian Wellbeing Survey reports for the last 7 years. Consistently, the biggest drains on wellbeing are, social media, substance use, violence, feeling time-poor, low quality sleep, and particularly financial distress and loneliness. Conversely, the factors supporting wellbeing …

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🏃‍♂️PTSD – What is it and why exercise?? 🏋️‍♀️

June 27th was PTSD Awareness Day. We are dedicating the month of July to educating our readers about the illness and the role that exercise can play in helping those with PTSD. Hopefully the month, instead of just one day, makes up for our tardiness…. Referrals to Exercise Physiologists for those suffering with PTSD have increased exponentially over …

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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression – Eating and exercising your way back to health

In our previous article, we gave a comprehensive background of perinatal depression and anxiety with a particular focus on postnatal depression (PND), in light of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week from November 12th to 18th. In this update, you will find out why a multidisciplinary approach to PND works, and how best to provide …

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