IOH's ability to manage workplace injuries is greatly enhanced by being able to access our own Physiotherapy department. This allows for immediate treatment to be provided following a workplace injury and assessment by the IOH Medical Service doctors.

The physiotherapy service is also available to those referred by external doctors who require treatment for their patients by physiotherapists experienced in managing workplace injuries, and also to those patients who do not have a referral.

IOH Physiotherapy services are also geared to manage sporting injuries, with IOH Physiotherapists having many years experience in this area of work.


The IOH Physiotherapy services include:

  • Assessment and Treatment
  • Pain Reduction
  • Work Conditioning
  • Musculoskeletel Screening
  • Functional Capacity Assessments
  • Core Muscle Stabilisation Training using Real-Time Ultra-Sound

ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Professional physical treatment & rehabilitation programs minimise recovery times and thus the time lost due to injury. Our physiotherapy professionals have many strategies and resources available to help clients deal with pain and to regain mobility, strength and endurance related to their work activities.

PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES

Thorough physical assessments to determine individuals' capacity to meet critical work demands. This includes worksite exercise programs that have been shown to increase productivity and reduce the risk of injuries.

TREATMENT MODALITIES

We choose from many different approaches, according to individual needs and preferences. The techniques used by IOH Physiotherapists include:

  • soft tissue massage
  • joint mobilisation
  • heat treatment
  • ultrasound
  • electrotherapy
  • stretching exercises
  • strengthening exercises
  • home management programs
  • acupuncture
  • the Pilates (pil-art'-iz) Exercise Program

WORK CONDITIONING

Individually developed and monitored programs to develop strength, aerobic fitness, endurance and speed appropriate to the individual's work duties. Other goals of, and benefits from, work conditioning are:

  • increased pain threshold
  • reduced risk of re-injury
  • overcoming fears of working through pain as well as re-injury concerns
  • improved health and well-being
  • improved coordination