Workplace Injuries – The Stats & The Road To Recovery
In light of Men’s Health Week this month, this was an important topic we wanted to discuss on the blog. Here are a few key stats via the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare that may surprise you in regards to males in the workplace:
- More than 9 out of 10 Australians suffering fatal injuries at work, are male
- Men account for more than 63% of serious worker’s compensation claims
- Of these serious claims, key industries include transport, agriculture and manufacturing
The most common forms of injury include:
- Traumatic joint, ligament and muscle/tendon injury (41%)
- Wounds, lacerations, amputations and internal organ damage (19%)
- Musculoskeletal and connective tissue diseases (14%)
With these statistics increasing each and every year, there’s never been a more crucial emphasis needed on quality healthcare and competent worker’s compensation injury management to get those who are able to, back to work sooner rather than later.
Here at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we are passionate about wellbeing, which means you as a whole, your family and your life.
When it comes to a work related injury or illness, we understand that it’s about your body, your family, your bank account and most importantly, the stability of your household. That’s why getting you back on track as soon as possible is important, but our priority is getting you back to your pre-injury standards or better!
We start with an initial assessment
This is about finding out exactly what happened, what you need to heal, and begin setting a foundation for your rehabilitation. This can involve us getting to know you, and what may feel like a lot of poking and prodding in the beginning. What can we say? We take our work seriously, and we are hands on! Our goal is to set up your individual picture so we can do everything in our power to support you and your family on your journey.
A multidisciplinary approach isn’t as complicated as it sounds
We build your rehabilitation through the latest research and techniques from a wide range of experts. That means that you get the best of both worlds, and that approach is what has made us so successful. We are open minded and dedicated to improvement both professionally and within our practice. This means when it comes to your treatment and rehabilitation, we have an entire evidence-based tool box ready to get you back to work, in your pre-injury state.
We’re set up for a practical approach
From hydrotherapy to exercise-based approaches, we ensure that once you have begun your healing process that your body can be rebuilt to its pre-injury status. We focus on strengthening your muscles, improving flexibility and encouraging balance and stability. This can be a longer process, none of this happens overnight. However we consistently reassess your progression and ensure our programs are exactly what you need, when you need them.
Finally, we liaise with everyone involved in the process
The paperwork can be very overwhelming, and that’s compared to the injury! We will work with your GP, workplace, insurance company and any other necessary stakeholders to lighten the load, so you can focus on your recovery.
Workplace injuries have the potential to be an extremely painful process. Trust Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy to work with you, and for you, to get you back to work when it counts the most. 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 today on (02) 4721 7798, email email@example.com or book your appointment online here.