Towards the end of last year, we attended a course about the latest research regarding Occupational Rehabilitation delivered by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE).
The course, held in Edinburgh, presented recent updates on the research and guidelines on how Physiotherapists can play an important role in helping patients recover and rehabilitate back to the levels needed to integrate back into work and progress to their full duties.
Details included how we can best help an employee from injury to a normal life through assessment, treatment, exercise and job role specific rehabilitation programmes.
In most cases a course of Occupational Health Physiotherapy will initially follow a very similar path. The component often missing is the end stage rehabilitation. This is preparing the patient for the physical demands of their specific job role.
This later stage rehabilitation can be very different from patient to patient depending on the specific demands of the individual employees function. Each will have its individual challenges with different heights, weights, time on feet, repetition etc.
We believe we have a good understanding of this concept and already include these ideas in both our on-site work and in our clinics. We also feel we can further improve and this year we plan to implement more of these latest best practice guidelines.
By improving Occupation Specific Rehabilitation we are confident we can further increase our success of re-integration to work after absence, help the probability of patients returning to their original job role and the decrease in the number of those employees needing restricted duties.
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