Work Hardening Centre – Industrial Rehabilitation

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Our Work Hardening Centre at Mount Isa Physiotherapy provides a functional bridge to successful return to work outcomes.

Built on Physiotherapy and Ergonomic principles, in close collaboration with rehabilitation providers and workplaces, our Work Hardening Centre provides benchmark industrial rehabilitation and injury preventative services unique to Queensland:

Simulated industrial tasks:

  • Real mining equipment (truck ladders; excavator cabin; tools)
  • Simulated work tasks designed in collaboration with the worker and workplace for increased relevance and effectiveness

Risk Management approach to manual tasks incorporating best practice tool

Collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach:

  • Health management team (self-insurer)
  • Rehab providers: Physiotherapists, Ergonomists, GPs, Risk Managers, Occupational Physicians
  • Informed workplace representatives: eg: supervisors, trainers
  • Responsibility on workplace for program input, access to relevant equipment and monitoring workers in carefully planned return to work ‘training’

Early intervention, cohesive processes:- reduced claim time and cost:

  • Mitigates losses at time of claim and in event of common law process

Successful outcomes:

  • Real work fitness maintained/regained for safer return to site duties
  • Demonstrated improved functional capabilities
  • Positive and sustained return to work outcomes

The future:

  • Increased collaboration between stakeholders will further streamline the transition from injury to normal function
  • Monitoring longer term success and cost savings for industry

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44 Miles Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

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