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Workplace Injury Pain Recovery Program Overview

Do you suffer from pain or discomfort from a workplace injury? Are you looking for an effective way to manage your symptoms and get back to your daily routine? Look no further, our Workplace Injury Pain Recovery Program is here to help.

At Lifeworks OT, our experienced occupational therapists are dedicated to providing individualized and comprehensive pain care to help you achieve your recovery goals. Our team is equipped with the latest techniques and tools to help reduce your pain and improve your overall quality of life.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Personalised Treatment Plans – Our occupational therapists will work with you to create a customised treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
  • Comprehensive Assessment – We will perform a thorough assessment of your condition to determine the root cause of your pain and develop an effective treatment plan.
  • Pain Reduction Techniques – Our therapists use a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and discomfort, including manual therapy, exercise, and education on pain coping strategies.
  • Improved Function and Mobility – Our program is designed to help improve your overall function and mobility, allowing you to get back to your daily activities and enjoy life to the fullest.
  • Working with Your Medical Practitioners and Treatment Team – Our therapists will collaborate with your medical practitioners and treatment team to ensure you receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.
  • WorkCover Approved:¬† Our Workplace Injury Pain Recovery Program is Workcover WA approved, meaning that if you have suffered a workplace injury, you may be eligible for treatment through our program. Our team is experienced in working with Workcover WA to ensure you receive the care you need.

Take control of your workplace injury pain with Lifeworks OT’s Workplace Injury Pain Recovery Program. Our personalised treatment plans, incorporating the latest techniques and tools, will help you achieve your recovery goals and get back to doing the important things in your life.

The Process

Typically, this program involves the following:

  1. Referral from Doctor – Your doctor will provide a referral to our clinic, indicating that you are eligible for treatment under our Workplace Injury Pain Recovery Program.
  2. Funding Request and Approval from Insurer – Our occupational therapists will work with you to request funding from your insurer and receive approval for treatment.
  3. Initial Assessment – Our occupational therapist will perform a comprehensive assessment of your condition to determine the root cause of your pain and develop a personalised treatment plan.
  4. Treatment Plan – Our therapist will work with you to create a customised treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
  5. Pain Coping Strategies – Our therapists will use a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and discomfort, including pain neuroscience education, assistive technology, non-invasive neuromodulation, biofeedback, cognitive-behavioural approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy, and sensory-modulation techniques. See our Interventions list below for more information.
  6. Collaborating with Your Treatment Team – Our therapists will collaborate with your medical practitioners and treatment team to ensure you receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.
  7. Follow-Up – Our therapist will regularly follow-up with you to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

 

Pain Recovery Interventions 

Our therapists use a variety of evidence-based interventions to help manage pain, including:

  • Pain Neuroscience Education – We will educate you on the latest research and understanding of pain, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage your symptoms.
  • Assistive Technology – Our therapists will work with you to identify and implement assistive technology that can help reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
  • Non-Invasive Neuromodulation – Our therapists are trained in the use of non-invasive neuromodulation techniques to help reduce pain and improve function.
  • Biofeedback – Our therapists use biofeedback techniques to help you understand and control your body’s physiological responses to pain (e.g., mirrors, EMG biofeedback devices, heart rate monitors, activity monitors, apps, and diaries)
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Strategies – Our therapists will work with you to develop cognitive-behavioural strategies to help manage your pain and improve your quality of life.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Our therapists will help you adopt an accepting and committed mindset, empowering you to live life to the fullest despite your pain.
  • Sensory-Modulation Techniques – Our therapists will use sensory-modulation techniques to help regulate your sensory inputs and reduce pain and discomfort.
  • Graded Motor Imagery: Our therapists have been trained in Graded Motor Imagery, a leading evidence-based rehabilitation program for complex pain based on the latest research on neuroplasticity. It involves using vision and movement to address complex pain and movement problems.

Other interventions include:

  • Functional goal setting
  • Daily routines to support habit and role adaptation
  • Psychology-based techniques, such as goal setting, cognitive restructuring, distraction, relaxation, grief and loss support, and mindfulness strategies
  • Incorporation of current neuroscience evidence, including graded motor imagery, body schema distortion, pain empathy, cognitive impairment secondary to pain, and the effects of poor sleep and medication
  • Chronic disease self-management, including joint protection, back care, ergonomic principles, sleep hygiene, energy conservation, pacing education/self-regulation, flare-up management, intimacy, and sexuality
  • Reintegration to work and productive roles
  • Reintegration to school and study, from high school to university level
  • Community integration, including safe access to the community and services, driving, public transport use, and computer use
  • Health literacy and advocacy
  • Interactive neuromodulation

Frequently Asked Questions

You can get a referral from your medical practitioner or self-refer.

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