Supporting you and your patients after a workplace injury

Working with you to create safer workplaces and job roles for injured workers returning to work with our Workplace Rehabilitation and Occupational Health services

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Workplace Rehabilitation & Occupational Health

For over 25 years, ORS Group have been helping injured workers return to work after sustaining workplace injury or illness. We also provide workplace health and wellness services, assessment and training to reduce the risk of workplace injury and illness.

Our team of qualified Allied Health professionals work closely with General Practitioners and other treating medical professionals to create safer work environments and job roles for workers returning to work following injury.

Our Professional staff include:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists, and
  • Exercise Physiologists

supporting workplace rehabilitation, safety and wellness

helping injured workers for over 25 years

Workplace Rehabilitation

Using an accredited workplace rehabilitation provider can make a big difference to the success of returning an injured worker to work after injury or illness.

ORS have been supporting injured workers for over 25 years and with Allied Health backgrounds, we have experience in conducting mulit-disciplinary case conferences to ensure a hollistic approach to case management. this helps us ensure a safe and sustainable return to work for injured workers. If you need additional support to help an injured worker return to the workforce, ORS Group can help you with:

  • Case Management
  • Communication facilitation
  • Return to work program development and monitoring
  • Workplace and ergonomic assessments
  • Vocational counselling and assessments, and
  • Psychological counselling (i.e. adjustment disorder)

If you have a patient that would benefit from our Workplace Rehabilitation services, contact us on 1800 000 677 or ors@orsgroup.com.au

Workplace assessments

Workplace assessments can be used for various reasons:

  • to help match a worker to suitable duties for a return to work program
  • to assess an injured worker’s capacity to complete their pre-injury role
  • to assess the need for adaptive equipment or workplace modification to help return a worker to their pre-injury or modified role
  • to ensure a safe and sustainable return to work can be achieved
  • to prevent re-injury or aggravation of an existing condition

Our Allied Health staff are experienced in assessing various workplaces within many industries in relation to the management of many differing injuries and illnesses. We assess the fit between a worker and the work environment in consideration of their injury and and restrictions or limitations on their capacity, tasks they need to perform, the needs of their colleagues and employer, and the tools and equipment they use. We will make immediate changes where possible and provide a comprehensive report of all recommendations that were identified during the assessment and support the employer to implement them.

For more information on worksite assessments, contact us on 1800 000 677 or ors@orsgroup.com.au

assess the fit between a worker and the work environment

have a positive impact on the interaction between a worker and their workstation

Ergonomic Assessment

Office workers are not immune to workplace injuries. Sitting for 40 hours a week at a computer undertaking repetitive tasks can result in injury or aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Something as simple as rearranging a workstation, encouraging ‘posture breaks’ or providing basic ergonomic equipment can have a positive impact on the interaction between a worker and their workstation.

Our Allied Health staff have substantial experience in completion of ergonomic assessments both in regards to making modifications and adjustments following injury, and as part of employers’ work, health and safety risk management programs. Our assessment include a 1:1 session at the workstation where the workstation is adjusted and the worker provided with education and advice regarding ergonomics and safe work practices. a comprehensive report is provided outlining any additional recommendations such as specialised equipment or tools to reduce the biomechanical load on the worker and improve their efficiency and effectiveness in completing their tasks each day.

If you have any questions about these services, contact us on 1800 000 677 or ors@orsgroup.com.au

Vocational Assessments & Counselling

Sometimes injured workers are not able to return to their pre-injury employer. In these cases it is important to find an alternative job role or industry that aligns with the injured worker’s physical and psychological capabilities as well as their workplace skills, experience and education.

ORS Psychologists are highly experienced in working within the Workers’ Compensation system to help injured workers identify suitable alternative job roles that align with medical recommendations and personal capabilities and interests. Each assessment is tailored to the individual’s circumstances, with a number of possibilities ultimately presented to the injured worker and treating medical practitioner for approval. In some instances a full assessment is not and some vocational counselling sessions will be enough to help the injured worker identify suitable alternatives.

If you have any questions about these services, contact us on 1800 000 677 or ors@orsgroup.com.au

help injured workers identify suitable alternative job roles

ensure that a worker can handle the physical demands of the job role

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)

If you are not entirely sure what physical capacity an injured worker has when considering a return to work or a new job role, a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) may be of benefit.

FCEs are designed to ensure that an individual can handle the physical demands of the job role without aggravating an existing injury or causing another one. FCE reports will highlight any areas of concern and capabilities of the injured worker along with recommendations for workplace adjustments or adaptive equipment that would enable them to complete certain tasks.

If you have any questions about these services, contact us on 1800 000 677 or ors@orsgroup.com.au