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ARTICLES

Supercharging motivation for the chronically ill
RTWMatters team | Motivating messages for RTW coordinators, supervisors and HR, based on research that describes what people with chronic diseases value about work.
Psychological treatment reduces post-surgical pain
RTWMatters team | Patients feel less acute, post-surgical pain when they take part in a psychological intervention (e.g. CBT).
Whiplash and physical fitness
Hannah Bourne | Do fit people recover from whiplash more quickly?
 

Industry News

Prevent construction MSDs
Published on April 10, 2018 | The cost, lost time and lost potential adds up: according to WorkSafe Victoria, there have been 6800 musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) claims from construction workers over the last four years, with 60% of those needing at least  four weeks off work to recover.
Can you have too many massages?
Published on April 10, 2018 | Yes you can, according to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, which recently upheld Comcare's decision to cease covering massage therapy for a worker injured in 1989. The massages began as a treatment for back pain brought on by a chronic cough from exposure to cigarette smoke and paint fumes at work.
Don't "tell all" about mental health at work
Published on April 10, 2018 | Barbara Ricci was once the managing director of UBS and Deutsche Bank, and she's now senior advisor in behavioral health at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy & Practice and a board member at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Tips for working with arthritis
Published on April 10, 2018 | Arthritis Australia's national policy and government relations manager, Franca Marine, recently shared some tips for helping workers with athritis remain at work. Here's something we didn't know: there are actually more than 100 different conditions that fall under the umbrella term "arthritis".
Will Packer be allowed back?
Published on March 27, 2018 | John Brogden has written a thoughtful and personal analysis of James Packer's decision to resign from the board of Crown Resorts because of struggles with mental illness. Our highlight: "The good news is our treatment of mental health gets better and better all the time.