Have you ever been hurt at work or in motor vehicle accident?
Chiropractic doctors at Aim 4 Health are professionally registered with
And the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
If you have been injured at work you need to get the right treatment as soon as possible. The best way to manage these problems is to seek professional support and advice from the right practitioners. Our chiropractors are very experienced in treating work related injuries and motor vehicle accident claims.
These injuries include
Sprain or strains (most common injury)
Chronic joints conditions
Which can occur from
Lifting, pushing or pulling and object
Slip or fall
Motor vehicle accident
Being hit by an object
Exposure to mental stress
Compared with physicians and physical therapists, chiropractic care for work-related low back pain results in:
Consistently better outcomes
Lower recurrence of pain
Less painkiller usage
Lower medical costs
Source: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011
For further information regarding work cover and motor vehicle accident insurance claims please visit these useful websites.
As the allied health practitioner, your primary objective is to support the worker to optimise their recovery and return to work. This is generally achieved through evidence-based clinical intervention and management.
The worker will look to you for information about their condition and recovery. Your role may involve:
setting expectations from the first consultation regarding their recovery at/return to work, active participation in recovery, planning and treatment
conducting a detailed worker assessment and (where applicable) providing information to inform and/or confirm diagnosis and treatment strategies. Where a diagnosis is not clear, practitioners should provide a provisional diagnosis and explain their reasons for this
obtaining information from the insurer and/or employer to assist with goal setting and tailoring of treatment interventions
providing information to the support team regarding the worker’s progress and capacity for work
educating all parties about the health benefits of good work
improving the worker’s independence and participation in their home and community if recovery at work is not possible.