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:
- Hand Therapy Clinic
- Pain Reduction
- Musculoskeletel Screening
- Core Muscle Stabilisation Training using
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS
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
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.
We choose from many different approaches,
according to individual needs and preferences. The techniques used by
IOH Physiotherapists include:
- soft tissue massage
- heat treatment
- stretching exercises
- strengthening exercises
- the Pilates
(pil-art'-iz) Exercise Program
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:
- reduced risk of re-injury
fears of working through pain as well as re-injury concerns
health and well-being
- improved coordination