Psychosocial Problems - We enhance recovery from primary physical injuries through an early intervention, cognitive behaviour therapy approach to help individuals overcome biopsychosocial barriers impacting on their return to work. Results of our pilot show at risk clients, who participated fully in the program, achieved a return to work in 62% of cases.
SafeWork Australia 2017 estimates the cost of injury and illness to the Australian economy to be $61.8 billion per year. The personal cost to the individual can be equally devastating with research showing individuals can experience depression, isolation, anxiety and frustration, often leading to functional impairments and extended recovery periods. Evidence shows early intervention to clients at risk of long term disability (within 1-12 weeks post injury) can reduce the negative impact these psychological factors have on a person’s recovery.
The Enhanced Recovery Program aims to:
The program is time and cost defined, applies evidence-based and best practice interventions, is goal-directed and focused on increasing capacity, addressing: