Physiotherapy

CHG’s highly trained physiotherapists ensure every client receives personal, tailored injury management that integrates the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. CHG physiotherapists operate at three CHG Clinics in the Adelaide metropolitan area – Mile End, Gillman and Elizabeth Vale. CHG physiotherapists work closely with our clinic doctors and wider medical team to ensure a highly integrated approach to every client’s management that is focused on return to work and function.

A key component of managing an injury is ensuring active involvement in care and active involvement in rehabilitation. To provide this high level of care, CHG ensures that active rehabilitation is a core component of our injury management strategies.

CHG physiotherapists

Physiotherapy is a broad and diverse profession, areas of expertise range from paediatrics to cardio-respiratory, from neurology to sports. CHG employs physiotherapists who are specialised in the field of occupational health physiotherapy.

Occupational health physiotherapists have a detailed knowledge of the interaction between anatomy, physiology, pathology, function and the workplace. They understand;

  • how an injury impacts on a worker’s capacity to undertake duties
  • how workplace injuries can be cumulative, not just acute sprains and strains
  • how non-work related injuries still impact on the workplace
  • how to modify and graduate worker’s duties to allow safe and sustainable return to work
  • how vital communication is between medical providers, the worker and the employer

The role of a physiotherapist expands far beyond the assessment and treatment of injuries. It includes working with employers to review workplace injury trends, develop injury prevention strategies, implement suitable return to work strategies, and integrate physiotherapy with the broader goals of occupational health, welfare and safety.

Integration of physiotherapy with existing medical services

A unique advantage of using a CHG physiotherapist is our ability to integrate our services with the medical services provided through the CHG clinics at Mile End, Gillman and Elizabeth Vale. This unique opportunity leads to cooperation between providers and strong communication that:

  • ensures a unified approach to each client – with consistent messages presented by both providers
  • facilitates more timely communication between doctor and physiotherapist
  • ensures that return to work recommendations from doctors are able to be reviewed by the onsite physiotherapist

Please see our contacts page for your nearest clinic.

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