Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology for Work-Related Injuries

Many people require time off work due to serious illness or musculoskeletal injury. When they are looking to return to their previous role, often they find that they have lost the strength and physical fitness required to effectively do that job. Our physiotherapists within the clinic can ensure the safe and effective prescription of exercise for any specific injury that the patient may be recovering from. We also have the expertise of exercise physiologists who are experienced in the rehabilitation of patients who are preparing for a return to work.

What are the important considerations in a rehabilitation program for a work-related injury?

1. The practitioner will assess the patient’s work demands and environment – This includes the nature of their work, the muscle groups used in their role and the demands related to strength and endurance of the relevant tasks. In addition to this, other considerations such as clothing (including personal protective equipment), equipment used, and the surrounding environment should also be considered. These factors help to guide the specific exercise prescription and the design of the rehabilitation program.

2. Effective exercise prescription – The practitioner will prescribe exercise that is specific to the demands of the job role, including appropriate muscle groups, physical demands and required movement patterns. The rehabilitation program will also aim to address any non-physical demands of the job role such as stress, travel and mental processing.

What are the benefits of exercise in my return to work recovery?

Exercise training leads to an improved ability to perform physical work, an enhanced self-efficacy and a greater desire to return to work following the injury or illness. When you feel ready and able to complete your work duties, you will feel confident about your return to work and you are more likely to enjoy your job.
If you have a specific injury, you can visit our ‘conditions we treat’ page to read more.

If you would like to ask a question about our return to work programs or anything else, visit our Contact Us page to get in touch.

If you are ready to make an appointment, visit our make a booking page and let us help you with your recovery.

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For more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you would like to ask a question about our services or anything else, visit our Contact Us page to get in touch.

If you are ready to make an appointment, visit our make a booking page and let us help you with your fitness or recovery.

Please note that the information we provide on web pages like this one are for general information and educational purposes. We recommend speaking to a qualified physiotherapist or exercise physiologist to assess your individual situation.
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Glebe Physio

02 9168 5992

173 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

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Thurs — 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fri — 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday — 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday — Closed