Occupational Rehabilitation @ COR
Our Occupational Rehabilitation programs for injured workers range from individual tailored allied- health programs, to dynamic specialised group programs. Group programs consist of 3 day Intensive Pain Management or Injury Rehabilitation options, or a 4 day combination of both elements known as the Pain Management and Injury Rehabilitation Program. All program options are available in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, on a monthly basis.
Our assessment of candidates for establishing a baseline and goal setting with our interventions is undertaken on the first day of the program week, which determines what type of program is likely to attain best outcomes each individual. Day 1 is therefore referred to as the Diagnostic Pain/Injury Formulation. This includes advisory input by an Orthopaedic Specialist with extensive experience in managing complex musculoskeletal injuries and persistent pain presentations, as well as physical, functional and cognitive–behavioural assessments.
Following Day 1, the candidate is then progressed to the group program of either a further 2 or 3 day intensive combination of interventions, involving both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary services.
The content summary of each group program option can be accessed here: Group Occ Rehab Content Summary
The intensive interventions consists of Pain Specific Clinical Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Health components.
On completion of either intervention, all disciplines consult via in person or by teleconference (including Medical) to devise individualised recommendations for candidates who have completed the clinic, which are reported then to the relevant Case Manager/Customer Advisor and/or Referring Medical Officer immediately for due consideration and/or approval.
Any further medical or allied health interventions are then undertaken on an individualised basis with the injured worker, after evaluating their participation in the short-term intervention, in consultation with the candidate and other relevant stakeholders, and once receiving direct approval from the relevant Case Manager/Customer Advisor/Medical Officer. These interventions generally span a six to twelve week period to ensure consolidation, further refinement and/or application of cognitive-behavioural, motor-control, ergonomic and/or functional skills learnt from the initial intervention, being specifically applied to each person’s particular environment.
Whilst not featuring as part of the short-term intervention, we have onsite Occupational Therapy and Dietetic providers which may be suitable to incorporate into specific interdisciplinary services devised for certain candidates throughout the post-clinic period on an individualised basis.
This integration of providers and combination of group/individual interventions was developed in accordance with best practice evidence based guidelines.
For a list of the research consulted to develop our program please visit the following link: Relevent Occupational Rehabilitation Research