Services

OUR EXPERIENCE

Rehab Focus has an extensive experience across a wide range of industries including the security industry, pharmaceutical industry, growing retail and health industries as well as traditional areas such as manufacturing and processing and the teaching industry where psychological worker’s compensation claims are becoming more prevalent.

Rehab Focus are focused on achieving a return-to-work outcome through an integrated approach

Rehab Focus understands that prolonged claim duration = escalation of costs

Rehab Focus maintain close contact with all key stakeholders to ensure everyone is working towards a common goal

Rehab Focus is very client focused and believes close integrated working relationships is the key factor to reduce the financial burden of injuries and delivers the most positive outcomes for all involved.

Rehab Focus ensures outcomes are cost-effective and are achieved within agreed timeframe and budget

OUR VISION

Total Health & Safety Solutions – Our Vision is to become the outsourced total health management and wellness solution for you.

Rehab Focus service is characterised by: Inspiration; Respect; Personal Accountability; Listening; Our Best Practice; Creativity; Integrity; Quality; Fairness; Exceeding Customer Expectations

OUR TEAM

  • General Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Registered Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation Consultants
  • OHS Specialists
  • Employment Consultants
  • Ergonomic Consultants

OUR LOCATIONS

Rehab Focus services the Greater Sydney region as well as the South and Central Coasts of NSW:

  • Sydney metropolitan
  • Central Coast
  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong 

ORGANISATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Rehab Focus is committed to facilitating the return to work of injured workers as soon as possible. The organisation strives to do so within the context of the Return to Work Hierarchy under the Workers Compensation guidelines following work related injury or illness.

Rehab Focus aims to satisfy the needs of both employers and employees by reducing lost time and improving return to work outcomes, and by ultimately reduce claim duration and costs.

Rehab Focus philosophy recognises that the workplace is the best place to implement a progressive return to work plan and aims to reduce the incidence of workplace injury through safe and durable return to work plans that recognise the importance of prevention.

Claims Prevention

Pre-employment Medical Examination / Pre-employment Screening Assessment

Our Pre-employment Medical Examinations range from the short and concise to very detailed and extensive, very much like a “mini-functional” assessment.  However we aim to meet your organisation’s needs, therefore as part of our service, RFA is happy to carry out your organisation-specific “needs analysis”.

OH&S

Risk Assessments

Workplace training – organisational analysis of human resources to provide tailor-made training on how to effectively manage and motivate employees to ensure they remain committed, involved and productive

Stress management training – to help management prevent self burn-out as well as recognise and address symptoms in staff

Pre-employment assessments – to assist with employee selection, development and management

Manual handling Training

Ergonomic Assessment

Managing injuries – Rehab Focus

Rehab Focus are SIRA approved and Comcare accredited for same employer AND new employer services.

Workplace Rehabilitation Services:

DID YOU KNOW? Workers are twice as likely to return to work 50% quicker if suitable duties are made available!

  • Rehabilitation Case Management
  • Provide on-site Return to Work coordinators’ Services
  • Various Assessments to reduce lost time and improving return to work outcomes, and by ultimately reduce claim duration & costs
  • 3 monthly meetings with our Team manager(s) to tailor our services to meet your business needs and fostering a deeper understanding of your business
  • Attending claims reviews to assist with workers compensation claims and and by ultimately reduce premuimun claim duration & costs
  • Compulsory Third Party (CTP)

Treatment

We specialise in the Workers Compensation arena and have over 16 years’ experience in the prevention and management of psychological and physical injuries. The Director is psychologists who also have a wealth of expertise and Human Resources and Industrial Relations. We have developed a range of programs and interventions aimed at injury and claims prevention and reducing the cost of claims through targeted and proactive injury management.

  • Psychological assessment / counselling

Assessment and counselling to address psycho-social factors with a strong focus on outcomes when workers are not upgrading as expected

  • Stress Assessment

This is an investigation into the legitimacy of a claim within the Workers Compensation Act. Often psychological claims can be denied so Stress Assessments become an important claims and cost management tool.

The Stress Assessment is an in depth clinical assessment and investigation (including taking statements) to ascertain whether a psychological injury exists & whether Section 4, 9A & 11A are applicable (or relevant state WC Act). The emphasis is on identifying impediments to return to work and providing solutions to address impediments.

A thorough investigation will take place with the worker, employer and all relevant treating parties.

  • Employee Support Services (ESS) & Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

To assist employees with personal or work related problems. These problems, and concerns can and do affect the work performance of an employee and left unaddressed can result in workers compensation claims.

ESS, is a psychological service offered to employees who are experiencing work related problems and is usually referred by Management.

EAP, is totally confidential and the main purpose is to assist employees with personal problems.

  • Exercise Program (at workplace and/or clinic)

Research confirms Injured Workers make a more sustainable recovery and suffer less disability if they are encouraged to return to work and a normal life as soon as possible following injury (whether it be a physical or psychological injury). Return to work has also been shown to be affected by a number of key psychosocial factors which include the workers beliefs about their injury and recovery, external (personal and workplace based) stressors and passive treatment approaches.

  • One-on-one based exercise program
  • Conducted within the workplace &/or one of our offices to ensure exercises are specific to the functional demands of injured workers’ job
  • The aim of the program is to establish independence within the worker, to dispel their reliance on the therapist and ‘passive treatment’. This is done by tapering off the number of supervised programs as the program progresses.
  • Program is consistent with new ‘WorkCover guidelines’. This ensures maximum sustainable outcomes and assisting workers return to work
  • It adopts a cognitive behavioural approach by establishing the workers fears and beliefs about their pain and injury, (OMPQ is completed). These thought patterns will be addressed by incorporating pacing and goal setting throughout the program. The physiotherapist will also discuss pain management with the worker and provide details about their injury.

It is outcome based; all parties will receive regular updates as the worker’s progress towards their work related goals. This will hence enable appropriate upgrades to be implemented within the workplace.

Outcome based; all parties will receive regular updates as the worker’s progress towards their work related goals. This will hence enable appropriate upgrades to be implemented within the workplace.

  • One-on-one pain management

This program is a “return to work” focused program that aims to ensure that participants gain an understanding of the various factors that play a role in chronic pain, such as nervous system dysfunction and complex aetiology involving not just physical disorders but also pathological, physiological, psychological, cognitive, and environmental factors. There is increasing evidence to support the notion that by simply improving patients understanding of pain physiology and central nervous sensitivity, you can reduce pain and improve outcomes.

Upon receipt of approval from referrer, a case conference is organised (if required) with the Nominated Treating Practitioner both prior to the commencement of the program to ensure open channels of communication and discuss expectations and possible outcomes, and at the end, to review outcomes and if required, negotiate a medical upgrade.

Our program’s “point of difference” is that it does not aim at just assisting participants adjust to their situation. It is about teaching participants how to relieve and reduce their pain symptoms and upgrade their physical activities.

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