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Work and shoulder problems

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

The connection between work and shoulder problems

Laying down the law

contributorStefanie Garber

Several legal options exist for victims of bullying, each with different outcomes. How effective...

Everyone plays a role in workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

Bullying is more than individual conflict. Factors like policies, leadership and workplace...

Fighting back: dealing with workplace bullies

contributorStefanie Garber

Taking a long-term preventative approach to bullying is cheaper and more effective than reacting...

An introduction to workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

What is workplace bullying? How common is bullying? What forms does bullying take? How does...

Cartilage tears

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Knee cartilage tears explained

Chondromalacia - now what is that?

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Information on knee cartilage disorders, their treatments and a case study.

Injustice in return to work: part 2

contributorStefanie Garber

A sense of unfairness may lead to worse health outcomes for injured workers.

Injustice in return to work: part 1

contributorStefanie Garber

Workers' compensation systems can leave clients feeling betrayed. This sense of unfairness may...

Team Building...literally - Part 2

contributorLori Boys

If an organisation has a workers' compensation function that needs to be managed in-house, how...

Team Building...literally - Part 1

contributorLori Boys

If an organisation has a workers' compensation function that needs to be managed in-house, how...

Webinar Recording: RTW - Human Resources says you get the results you deserve

contributorNeil Thompson

Neil Thompson, a Human Resources manager with decades of experience in workers compensation,...

Are you a Manager, a Leader or both?

contributorLori Boys

We should no longer manage, we should lead...how many times have you heard that?

Bridge the gap

contributorLori Boys

The 'bridge' between a proactive Health and Safety focus and Workers Compensation claims is...

Do me a favour, fix return to work

contributorDr Mary Wyatt and Stefanie Garber

People respond to positive acts with positive deeds of their own. Increased positive experiences...

Who's going to save worker's compensation?

contributorStefanie Garber

Improving return to work rates means re-thinking leadership in the return to work system

Putting a price on trust

contributorStefanie Garber

Building social capital costs little but the potential benefits are priceless.

After the injury, there's more pain to come

contributorStefanie Garber

Injured workers are being further harmed by Australian compensation systems, according to an...

Broken trust cripples the compensation system

contributorDr Mary Wyatt and Stefanie Garber

Workers' compensation is plagued by low trust levels - increasing goodwill in the system could...

Recorded webinar: Helping a discouraged employee

contributorGraeme Cowan

This webinar looks at ways that everyone can make a positive contribution towards improving the...

Recorded Webinar: Claims Management - Promoting the claimant as the primary agent of recovery

contributorJohn Harrison

This webinar looks at the importance of having the claimant consider their own role in both the...

The jewels of case management

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

The elements of quality case management that achieved impressive results.

Why we are pro case management

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

When evidence backs up common sense

Applying Risk Theory to Occupational Health

contributorMark Cassidy

A simple adaptation of risk theory to occupational health can deliver significant improvements...

Member Feedback: Tips on getting the most out of Return to Work Matters

contributorCheryl Griffiths

Our recent survey responses highlighted the number of ways that RTW Matters content is being...

Recorded Webinar: Improving RTW Culture in the Workplace

contributorLori Boys

This webinar will explore the initiatives that ISS Facility Services' National Injury Assist...

Recorded webinar: The medical assessment of work capacity

contributorDr Andrea James

This webinar explores how doctors determine a person's work capacity.

My dickie neck: A personal tale

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Dr Mary Wyatt shares her experience as both clinician AND neck ache sufferer and concludes that...

Recorded Webinar: Managing Psychological Claims in the Workplace

contributorKaye Frankcom

Psychological or mental health claims are a fast growing liability for most compensation...

Recorded Webinar: Designing an effective on-site injury treatment program

contributorDr James Murray

In this webinar, James Murray, Director Soft Tissue centre, will provide tips and real life...

Recorded Webinar: A Case Management Discussion

contributorFrank Imbesi

Frank Imbesi & Dr Mary Wyatt discuss a case put forward by RTWMatters member Meagan Moravcova.

Recorded Webinar: Physiotherapy - how to get the best

contributorPaul Coburn

Occupational physiotherapy expert Paul Coburn explains the principles of good physiotherapy and...

Video: It's time to say good-bye to brain drain

contributorRobert Aurbach

Rob Aurbach talks about the neuroplasticity, and the impact of negative messages on pain and...

Doctor, patient, insurer: The impossible triangle

contributorJoe Dunn

An interview with psychiatrist Dr Joe Dunn on improving relationships with doctors, and some of...

The lowdown on lifting

contributorDr Jos Verbeek and Dr Mary Wyatt

Dr Jos Verbeek talks about a review of research on training employees to lift to prevent back...

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