The need for a paradigm shift in rehabilitation

Pam Garton

Guest writer Pam Garton, Occupational Therapist, Abilita Services, has 27 years of experience in the rehabilitation industry.

In the 1980’s, when rehabilitation was legislated as an injured worker entitlement, Rehabilitation Providers, Doctors, Insurers and Employers respected each other’s expertise and collaborated to achieve desired health and work outcomes.   Rapid growth in the Vocational Rehabilitation industry produced providers of varying levels of capacity, with professional inexperience outnumbering professional excellence. Costly and d...

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