How Thriving Lives Co. can help individuals recover for work

Our team of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, supporting individuals in their return-to-work rehabilitation, and are trained to understand the complexities of workplace rehabilitation. This includes identification of barriers to return to work and implementing interventions to address these barriers to recovery and support the injured worker in achievement of their goals.

We have a strong focus on early intervention services to minimise the period of disability and time away from work and provide support for simple injuries, in addition to complex cases requiring interdisciplinary collaboration. Our aim is to empower our clients to take an active role in their recovery and self-management of their injury and symptoms for improvements in their functional capacity and quality of life.

We prioritise appropriate and thorough communication between all parties, and understand the importance of working in a collaborative, communicative, and interdisciplinary way to achieve the best possible outcomes for individuals recovering from an injury sustained in the workplace.

Allied Health input can be beneficial for those recovering from a workplace injury in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Improved functional capacity for all occupations and activities of daily living
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved independence and confidence in movement
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved mental health and mood
  • Improved motor control and movement patterns
  • Improved pain management
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved strength and fitness specific to the job role and recovery needs
  • Improved understanding of how to self-manage pain and flare-ups
  • Improved understanding of pain, and the many biopsychosocial factors which contribute to pain
  • Improved ways of thinking about pain
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced risk of complications or persistence of injury and/or pain
  • Sustainable return to pre-injury or suitable duties and hours of work

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the services we provide, which include but are not limited to:

  • Case conferences and communication with clients, case managers, rehabilitation consultants and/or wider multidisciplinary team to identify and overcome barriers to return to work
  • Completion of relevant reports to provide ongoing updates on the injured workers injury status and functional capacity for work-related tasks and development of suitable duties plans
  • Education and advice for self-management regarding:
    • Activity modification
    • Injury prevention
    • Symptom management
  • Manual therapy such as massage, joint mobilisation, and dry needling
  • Motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Prescription of assistive technology such as mobility aids, braces, splints, slings, and orthotics
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to aid recovery via a biopsychosocial approach
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services
  • Support in emotional regulation and managing unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours
  • Taping (postural and supportive)

Individuals that have sustained an injury in the workplace and have an open workers’ compensation claim may be able to access funding to receive care from our team via their relevant state-based workers’ compensation scheme and a referral can be discussed with their treating GP or specialist, case manager, and/or rehabilitation consultant.

Individuals can also receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via a range of other funding schemes including but not limited to: