Following an injury, lack of information regarding the extent of the injury and an employee’s ability to function at work without aggravating the injury, may give rise to uncertainty around an employee’s ability to return to work.
Injury triage services involve a physiotherapy assessment with a view of diagnosing the injury, understanding the extent of the injury and objectifying safe functional abilities in relation to the work environment. Decisions can then be made regarding the need for onward referral to appropriate medical specialists, functional ability to stay at work (or need to take time off work or undertake alternative duties), and timeframes / treatment plan for optimal recovery.
Physiotherapists providing the service will be familiar with your work environment; required work tasks and will be trained in vocational rehabilitation. This enables the assessment and resulting information to be specific to both the type of injury and work needs.