Australia’s Most Common Work-Related Injuries

Injuries in the work place are an everyday occurrence. This is due to various factors such as industry, occupation, nature of the work and the experience level of the person in that situation.

At Progressive, we pride ourselves on not only preventing injuries and illnesses in our clients, but helping you get back on your feet after an injury at work.

Here are some interesting points from Safe Work Australia’s report for 2017:

  • Men were more likely to be involved in a serious accident than women.
  • Construction, manufacturing and agriculture, forestry and fishing industries made the most serious worker’s compensation claims.
  • The frequency of serious worker’s compensation claims decreased significantly.
  • Workers aged between 50-54 years made the most compensation claims for injury and disease.
  • Traumatic joint/ligament and muscle/tendon injuries made up almost half of all claims.

With this in mind, how can Progressive Sports and Spinal help with rehabilitation?

We work closely with your GP/doctors to help you rebuild. It sounds simple on paper, but the reality is rehabilitation is a complex and highly individualised process that is never the same for two of our clients. This means we take the time to understand you, and work with you and your family to get back to, or in some cases build your new normal. By using the latest technology and research, we develop treatments plans that only progress as you do. There’s no rushing through to check boxes here, we use every option we have available to us for your benefit and to help you progress both mentally and physically through this challenging chapter.

Rehabilitation after a work-related injury requires the most knowledgeable and experienced physiotherapists, state-of-the-art technology and most importantly a passion for working with you, and for you, to get you back on your feet when it counts the most. At Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy we take a holistic approach, and work alongside you every step of the way to make it as hassle-free as possible! Contact the practice for an assessment today on (02) 4721 7798, email or book an initial consultation online here.

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, working in the cardiac rehabilitation program, heart failure service and mental health unit at Nepean Hospital. And at the ACU Exercise and Lifestyle Clinic working with clients with neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since graduating, Andrea enjoys working with a variety of clients. She has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, striving to help people increase their functional capacity to get them back to work, sport or the things they love doing.