Preventing and managing workplace injuries benefits everyone. Physiosouth assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries to help get injured employees back on their feet. We also support businesses through our Workplace Quick Response Program.
Musculoskeletal (joint, bone and soft tissue) injuries or disorders are a widespread problem that causes suffering and high costs to businesses due to absenteeism. Sometimes disorders develop over time through exposure to often avoidable risk. Mitigating the risk, preventing the injury in the first place, and early treatment will lessen these impacts.
Physiosouth offers an assessment service and treatment plan for injured employees, helping employees to remain at or return to work, and increasing their everyday duties as they recover.
We also offer work site assessments and an employee-wide musculoskeletal assistance program, Physiosouth’s Workplace Quick Response Program.
Employees with pain or discomfort are referred to us for an initial assessment. This is to address functional limitations and to look at what both the employee and employer can do to assist with a safe and sustainable recovery. We identify any barriers which may delay recovery or any possible underlying health conditions, and make recommendations.
Our experienced physios will:
Physiosouth’s Workplace Quick Response Program is designed to support Canterbury employers look after their employees, and to help employees feel safe and supported. Think of us as your go-to partner for musculoskeletal injuries – many Canterbury businesses right across the industry already do!
We place an emphasis on addressing the cause and on promoting self-management in the workplace. We have a 90% success rate in getting clients back to work within the specified ACC timeframes.
Work Task Analysis: An onsite assessment looking at work roles, identifying barriers and issues and giving recommendations.
Work Site Assessment: Ongoing functional rehabilitation, workplace monitoring and employee education. We can tailor a package to suit your requirements in line with current ACC rates.
Gaining the best possible outcome from your physiotherapy treatment requires a little more than just doing your exercises. This brief guide for patients outlines some concepts that can really make a difference beyond your physiotherapist’s treatment.
Nobody comes to Physiosouth to learn mindfulness. Patients come because of a physical injury, e.g. a back problem, a knee problem etc. Our belief systems tell most of us that a physical injury of a certain degree or size causes a related amount of pain. Like injury X = X amount of pain, and injury Y = Y amount of pain. This is incorrect.