WORKCOVER PHYSIOTHERAPY AT REFINE PHYSIO
Were you Injured at work and need Physiotherapy?
Often, workplace injuries can be prevented, but not always unavoidable. Injuries can happen within the workplace, travelling to and from work, or while on your lunch break.
“At Refine Physiotherapy, Brisbane, we are trained and experienced in helping people injured on the job to recover and return to work as quickly as possible.”
Working as a team with you and your doctor, we work to assess your injury and determine how Workcover physio can be an integral part of your recovery.
Then we customise a Workcover physio program of care that is best for you as part of your total injury management practice. Our expertise in this area includes early intervention to hasten your recovery, treatment that helps you heal and strengthen, and further exercise and education to ensure that you are not re-injured in the return-to-work process.
There are a wide range of the most common workplace injuries that benefit greatly from the use of physiotherapy as a vehicle for recovery.
These include repetitive motion injuries, slipping or tripping, falling off a roof or a ladder, injuries that result from overexertion or improper lifting or moving techniques such as pulling, pushing, lifting, holding, or carrying things beyond your physical capability.
We also work with workplace injuries such as vehicle crashes, machine entanglement, running into static objects, and being hit by falling objects, among many others.
As we work to help you recover, we also learn about the specific demands and challenges of your workplace and make suggestions on how you can work safer with less chance of re-injury. Our Experts help you in routine Ergonomics by providing you proper advice that aims to increase your efficiency and productivity and reduce discomfort at your workplace.
At Refine Physiotherapy Brisbane, we focus not only on reducing pain and inflammation and promoting healing from workplace injuries, but also on prescribed exercises to help you restore range of motion, posture, function and the mobility needed to return to your work and normal level of activity.
It is important after a serious injury that you are not opening yourself up to a life of chronic pain. Depending on the extent of your injury and the cause of your pain, physiotherapy is beneficial in easing chronic pain by strengthening the muscles that surround painful joints.
We can also help you restore balance and stabilize the lumbar spine to aid in your recovery.
In cases of back pain, a common result of workplace injuries, we use a combination of manual therapy plus modalities and therapeutic exercise to strengthen your muscles and even re-pattern the muscles through exercise designed to reduce recurring pain. Back pain can impact about two dozen muscles in the lower back area alone, and sometimes part of easing the pain is finding exercises that help them all to work better together.
Stretches and strengthening exercises work on different parts of the body to build flexibility and range of motion. These are not quick-fix solutions, but done over time, they work to help you restore your range of motion and prevent recurring issues.
In addition to treating back injuries incurred in your workplace, we are also experienced and effective in treating back, knee, ankle and shoulder injuries caused by falls, slips, twisting and lifting.
WorkCover Queensland is a government owned body that provides insurance covering workplace injuries. Employees with a workplace injury may be eligible to claim WorkCover Queensland benefits.
How to report a workplace Injury
- Report your injury/accident to your supervisor as soon as possible.
- Your employer will notify you of their insurance details, but most QLD companies will be insured through Work Cover QLD or call 1300 362 128.
- Arrange to visit your doctor and access a Workcover medical certificate
- Lodge your claim with Workcover WorkCover Queensland will pay for 5 appointments initially, but only for patients with an approved claim. If patients need more than 5 physiotherapy sessions, your physiotherapist will discuss this with you and your WorkCover claims officer.
WHAT DO WE REQUIRE FOR YOUR WORKCOVER CLAIM?
IS REFINE PHYSIOTHERAPY BRISBANE COVERED FOR WORKCOVER PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Yes, we are a registered Workcover provider within QLD.