Our highly qualified and experienced team provides a range of services aimed at achieving optimal outcomes:
Our ergonomic assessments are conducted at the workplace by a qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist, involving a one-on-one assessment of a worker's workstation. Our clients are provided with a report including worker's background, any changes/suggestions made during the assessments and recommendations, including any suggested/modified equipment.
We conduct ergonomic assessments for new workers (prevention) and also for workers who are experiencing concerns with their current workstation set up or who may require workstation modifications due to injury.
Workplace assessments involve identifying the critical physical, psychological, social, environmental and organisational demands and risk factors of all relevant work tasks and, if appropriate, facilitation of a job match if the injured worker's functional capacity with appropriate components of the ore-injury job or other suitable duties.
Identification of methods of temporarily or permanently modifying/mitigating the work demands to facilitate a safe return to work and identification of suitable duties that will increase the worker's tolerances and work capacity may also be considered.
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Our physiotherapists are specialist trained and qualified to conduct FCE's by providing an objective measure of an injured worker's existing work capacity against specific and relevant work demands.
In assessing function, the worker's skills and abilities are implicitly evaluated.
Manual Handling Training
We provide tailored manual handling training following a discussion or review of the workplace and observation of tasks being performed.
Refresher sessions are recommended where there has been a change in;
- work processes;
- staffing levels; or
We analysis the critical physical and psychological demands of a task or occupation. Findings include a general description of the job, essential and non-essential functions, information on the working environment and specifications of the job demands.
Job analysis reports can be used for a number of purposes including; developing targeted pre-employment assessments; provided to medical practitioners during a return to work process to determine suitable duties; and for assessing a worker's functional capacity.
Our assessments are designed to reduce the risk of work-related injury or exacerbation of existing injury by assessing the individual's physical suitability to job requirements. Assessments typically include medical history, musculoskeletal assessment, functional assessment, manual handling capacity, BMI, blood pressure, drug testing, vision testing and fitness rating.
Our pre-employment health and functional assessments can be tailored to the specific physical requirements of your workplace/job and are conducted by a qualified physiotherapist.
A qualified physiotherapist conducts an assessment regarding aids, equipment needs and/or modification of either the physical work environment, the management systems of the job, or the work practices to assist in achieving a return to work.
Job Seeking Preparation/Activities
We assist workers who are re-entering the workforce as part of a return to work or who are looking for alternate work following injury/illness. We assist with: