Work-focused health care: practical suggestions for how to do it

Lauren Finestone

Practical suggestions for how physiotherapists and other healthcare practitioners can provide ‘work focused healthcare’ to help the worker and the workplace.

The It pays to care report identifies a number of healthcare issues that contribute to poor outcomes for workers. The lack of ‘work-focused healthcare’ is one  of those issues.  The rise of ‘unfit for work’ certificates is part of this problem. In Victoria alone, 75% of initial certificates of incapacity certify workers as unfit for work. The figure is 94% for workers with a mental health claim. We know that un...

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