Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals who have the skills to support your rehabilitation and recovery from a physical, mental, and social perspective. An exercise physiologist can:
Help you understand your diagnosis and condition, and how this may impact on your ability to perform your daily activities and your work
Assist you with setting goals for your daily life and your work life
Prescribe you with the right type of exercise to help achieve your goals
Help you develop a plan so you can independently continue your journey to recovery
Exercise Physiologists who work as Occupational Rehabilitation Consultants can support your rehabilitation by:
Developing an appropriate recovery at work plan
Assessing your capacity to perform your duties safely
Collaborating with you, your medical team, and your employer to ensure that your rehabilitation is safe, durable and appropriate
Helping you to understand your rights and responsibilities within the compensation scheme
Our three tips for returning to work
1. Ask questions,and lots of them!
Ask your medical team questions about your diagnosis, treatments, expected outcomes and time-frames for recovery. Talk your employer about options to return to work, even if you are not 100% well. Lastly, ask you Rehabilitation Consultant for support with returning to work and obtaining information
2. Return to work as soon as possible
Talk to your medical team about what you are physically able to do and then chat to your employer. Ask for a Rehabilitation Consultant to help you with the process.
3. Stay active and stay positve
Try to continue your normal routine even if it means making a few adjustments. Ask for help if you are feeling down or worried. There are plenty of support services that can help you.