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Work Place Injury Rehabilitation (WorkCover Claims)

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150

Work Place Injury Rehabilitation (WorkCover Claims)

We offer specialised treatment and rehabilitation for workplace injuries. As an injured worker, what can you do for yourself? If you have suffered an injury at work and you have injured yourself while doing your duties, you need to report this incident to your manager. You will need to:

  1. Complete an injury incident form at work
  2. See your General Practitioner and describe the incident and the injury.
  3. Lodge paperwork given by your GP to WorkCover
  4. Start Physiotherapy and return to work as soon as possible

If the injury is musculoskeletal in nature (sprains and strains and repetitive use injury), and your symptom is persisting, your company will need to report your injury to WorkCover. Your GP can also do this. Once this has been done, WorkCover will issue you with a claim number.

You will need to bring two details before starting your Physiotherapy treatment:

  1. Your allocated claim number

  2. Any medical information, scan results / GP referral referring to your injury

This process is generally quite easy and straightforward. Workers of any status will be eligible for workers compensation cover.

Common misconceptions for WorkCover claims:

We have cases where eligible injured workers did not receive treatment because they thought:

  • That reporting an injury incident involves lots of paperwork.

  • Reporting an incident will cause economic liabilities to their company.

  • Being non-resident/non-citizen of Australia disqualifies them from coverage.

  • The company’s human resources and management team questions their work capability.

  • Their prospect for future work opportunities may be compromised.

  • They will loose their job if they lodge a WorkCover claim

 

The above concerns are understandable. It often doesn’t help when your colleagues or managers do not inform you with the correct information. The WorkCover system is designed to provide you with the treatment you require to get you back to work. It is not designed to penalise you because you had an injury at work. Physiotherapy is an important part of your recover and we also work closely with your doctors, as well as your company, to ensure your safe and durable return to work.

Start your recovery:

If you have recently been injured at work and needed advice on how to commence your rehabilitation process, give us a call on 0479 080 800 or send us an email on [email protected] and speak to one of our experienced Physiotherapists.

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Car Accident Fractures

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Car Accident Fractures

Arm Fractures

When a car accident occurs fractures from car accident are common, a person may try and brace themselves by putting their arms out in front of them, this can cause any bones in the arm to break. Arms a very common area for broken bones and typically heal well with a cast.

Wrist Fractures

Your wrist is composed of many fragile bones that can be broken easily. This often occurs during bracing, or when the wrist is caught in the wrong place and is crushed in some way. Because wrists break easily, they also heal more easily than many other bones.

Tibia / Fibula (Lower Leg Fractures)

Fractures from Car Accident often involve the legs. Legs are particularly susceptible to injury when part of the car caves in or when there is a high level of trauma. This can cause the legs to get trapped in the area between the floor and the dashboard. Severity can vary depending on the impact to the leg. Fractures can heal well with casts and Physiotherapy. Cast may be required depending on the severity of the injury and input from an Orthopod is also required.

Femur Fractures (Upper Leg Fracture)

The femur, or the thigh bone, is one of the strongest bones in the body and yet is still commonly fractured in a car accident due to the high level of trauma and force. This can occur due to the car crumpling or the action of bracing oneself for impact. Because the bone is thick, healing can take longer on the femur than other bones. All bones heal well if they are looked after properly. This includes regular consultations with your Orthopod and Physiotherapy. A cast is often required in the early stages of recovery. Followed by other devices.

Clavicle Fractures

More commonly known as the collarbone, your clavicle is a fragile bone and can be broken easily. The clavicle is also near the seatbelt on many people, which can cause pressure that leads to breaks. Unlike extremities, a clavicle can’t be neatly put into a cast. The arm may be put into a cast to avoid movement and physical therapy will be a large component of healing. Clavicle fractures are often left to heal on their own. Regular reviews with your Orthopod and Physiotherapy input is required as a mis aligned clavicle fracture can result in reduced shoulder function and ongoing pain.

Rib Fractures

Rib fractures can be caused by seatbelts as well as the impact of airbags. Like clavicles, ribs can’t be put into a cast and treatment will rely on rest and careful movement as the bones heal. Severe cases can also be treated with surgery. Sharp ends from fractured ribs can at times puncture the lungs resulting in a medical emergency. Pain over the ribs after an accident needs to be attended to urgently after a motor vehicle accident.

Back Fractures

In rear-end and head-on collisions, the force from impact on the body commonly causes fractured vertebrae. Majority of these fractures heal well with rest, back brace and Physiotherapy. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be required, in which case an Orthopedic specialist will provide guidance for optimal healing and long-term health.

Hip Fractures

Hips are also very commonly fractured, both in car accidents and through falls and other occurrences. The hip is a joint that connects the thigh bone to the pelvis and is critical to our ability to move. Because of the complexity in the hip, healing may require screws, plates, and rods to stabilise the area and return full mobility. Just like any other fracture, fractures heal well with the right guidance and treatment. Any fracture after a motor vehicle accident should be reviewed urgently.

Pelvis Fractures

While this can occur in a car accident, it’s actually more commonly an injury sustained by a motorcycle accident. When sustained, a pelvis fracture will require bed rest, Physiotherapy, and possibly the assistance of crutches to fully heal. In females, Pelvic fractures need to be addressed as soon as possible as it can have an affect on child birth and pregnancy.

Face / Skull Fractures

The most common cause of this injury is someone not wearing a seatbelt, allowing their head to strike the windshield on impact. Many of these fractures will heal on their own with time and pain management, though severe skull fractures can lead to complications or even brain damage.

Summary:

Fractures from Car Accident are common and if you have been in a car accident and sustained a fractured or broken bones, you will need to seek care as soon as possible. We work closely with you GP and Specialists to ensure you receive the best Physiotherapy care after a car accident.

You can call us anytime to have a confidential discussion with our expert Physiotherapists. For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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Whiplash injury after a motor vehicle accident

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Whiplash injury after a motor vehicle accident

Whiplash injury after a motor vehicle accident

Whiplash is a condition that describes post-motor vehicle accident symptoms. Symptoms often appear several hours after the actual incident. You may experience significant muscular tension. Pain often refers up to the head. Neurological symptoms such as pins and needles and numbness can often be felt down to arms.

Why so much pain after a car accident?

At the moment of impact, force transfers through the vehicle to your body within a split of a second. Your cervical spine (neck) being the most vulnerable suffers from sprains caused by the sudden jerk. Soft tissue structures of your neck may tear from the sudden motion. The muscles around the neck spasms to guard the injured spot, causing whiplash symptoms that we have mentioned above.

Do I need rehabilitation after a car accident?

Yes. Without treatment, symptoms may worsen over time. Research shows a high number of individuals may suffer from long-term symptoms post motor vehicle accidents if they fail to receive early treatment. It is best to seek medical assistance to prevent any long-term symptoms.

How Physio Parramatta can help you:

Physio Parramatta has a proven and effective treatments for whiplash injuries including relieving headaches, using hands-on techniques to restore normal movement and relieve pain, exercises to regain normal strength and length of muscles, and massage to reduce muscle tension. We will also discuss and advise you on your gradual return to normal activity, exercise and work. A major focus of the treatment of whiplash associated disorders is specific exercises designed to restore muscle control and support around the neck whilst also improving postural control and preventing unnecessary postural strain.

The steps of making a CTP claim:

  1. Exchange details with the other party (CTP Claims covers all involved parties, regardless of who was at fault)
  2. Obtain the Police Event Number by calling the police assessment line 131 444

  3. Contact the CTP insurance company to notify them about this incident by providing your license plate number and your details. Obtain their email

  4. See your GP in regards to any symptoms. Be sure to discuss all symptoms you are experiencing how ever minor.

  5. Your GP will provide you with a certificate of capacity which you will need to submit to your CTP insurer

After you have lodged your claim

Once you have done that, you will be able to continue treatment from us with no out-of-pocket cost.

  • If you need the details of the insurance company, you can obtain them from our physiotherapists or receptionist staff.

  • If you don’t know the at-fault insurance company is, you can start with the following options:

  • If you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Steps to take after a car accident:

Physiotherapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Physiotherapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident
  1. Contact 3rd party insurance provider
  2. Fill out appropriate forms (Your GP may need to fill a form regarding your injury)
  3. See your GP as soon as possible (Within 30 days after your accident)
  4. Contact your Physiotherapist with claim number issued by insurance company

Do I Have To Pay for Treatment?

No, we will bill the insurer if all of the following exists:

  1. Valid claim number from your insurance company
  2. Approval letter or email for Physiotherapy from the insurance company

Contact Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta. We will assist you with pain management and get you back on track as soon as possible.

 If you’ve had a motor vehicle accident and are currently suffering from symptoms, get in touch with Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta. If you are unsure of the process or where to go, we can guide you through the process and direct you on the right path.

Contact us:

Call us on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

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Broken Bones from a Car Accident

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Broken Bones from a Car Accident

Trauma is one of the most common causes of broken bones also known as fractures. During a traumatic event like a car accident, your body is placed under extreme stress or hits a part of the car with force which you cannot control. This leads to soft tissue damage, more deeper soft tissue damage and eventually a fractured bone. If you suffer a fracture from a car accident, you need to take immediate action to ensure correct bone alignment and fast healing.

Broken Bones from a Car Accident

Car accidents result in a high number of fractures because your body absorbs a large amount of impact during a collision. You could suffer a break from:

  • Being thrown forward or backward in the car
  • Being thrown out of the car
  • Compressed during the collision
  • Being hit with external objects
  • Hitting hard objects (like the dashboard, steering wheel, or the windshield) with a lot of force
  • Bending or twisting your limbs in an abnormal way during the collision
  • Getting caught in an awkward position due to impact of the accident

Common Fractures Seen After A Car Accident

Any bone in your body can break from a car accident. Common car crash fractures include:

  • Lower legs and femur
  • Arms and Wrists
  • Clavicle
  • Hips
  • Ribs
  • Facial or Skull fractures
  • Spine and neck fractures are also common from head-on and rear-end collisions

Car Accident Fracture Signs and Symptoms:

Depending on the type of fracture, the pain car vary. Small fractures, also known as hairline fractures will cause less and consistent pain which can worsen with use or weight bearing. A larger fracture will cause more severe pain and difficulty or inability to weight bear. A more severe fracture may also result in deformity of the limbs. Common signs and symptoms of a fracture can include:

  • Pain that worsens with movement or touch
  • Inability to bear weight on the injured area
  • Redness, swelling and tenderness
  • Bruising or discolouration
  • Visible bone exposure
  • Visible deformity

What to do next:

Directly following a car accident, the body is pumping with a hormone called adrenaline which may prevent you from immediately feeling pain or injuries — even significant injuries like broken bones.

  • Seek immediate care
  • Call an ambulance and get to the hospital
  • After a major motor vehicle accident, the hospital will conduct scans to confirm if you have any fractures
  • Fractures need to be treated as soon as possible to allow for proper alignment and quick healing
  • If the bones are not aligned properly, healing will be delayed

Management of fractures:

First, your doctor needs to take an X-ray to reveal the location of the fracture and the type of break. Fractures can range in severity from hairline fractures where the bone cracks without breaking completely to complete fractures where the bone breaks into several pieces. Additionally, in more serious cases the broken bone may puncture the skin or move out of alignment in the body.

The broken bone must be reset so that it heals in the correct position inside your body. Incorrectly set bones can cause deformities and loss of function in the area. Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, your doctor may manually reset your bone or reset it through surgery. If you need surgery, the surgeon will use pins, metal rods or screws to hold the broken bone or bone pieces in the correct position while they heal. Most likely, you’ll also need a cast or sling to stabilise the fracture during recovery.

Fracture Healing time:

Bones heal themselves naturally, but the process will take several weeks. This also depends on which bone and the location of the fracture. During recovery time, the broken bone needs to remain immobile and stabilised in the correct position to ensure it heals completely. As a patient this means you’ll have to limit movement of the injured area and modify your normal routines to accommodate a loss of mobility. You may have to take some time off work, especially if your job is physically demanding. You may also need help driving, running errands, performing personal care or doing chores around the house.

The average healing time  is 6-8 weeks. After broken bones heal, you’ll have weakness and muscle loss in the affected area. Physiotherapy is essential to regain strength, flexibility, range of motion and endurance after your fracture has healed.

Waiting for fractures to heal can be extremely frustrating or anxiety-inducing, especially if you’re worried about missing work, paying for medical expenses or just getting back to being active again. But rushing the healing process will only harm you in the long-term. Find a good support system and take care of your body during recovery. Rest as much as needed, hydrate and eat well to promote optimal healing conditions in the body.

Contact Us:

Do you need assistance with your injury? Experienced Physiotherapists with essential knowledge. You can call us anytime to have a confidential discussion with our expert Physiotherapists. For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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Compensable Injuries (Worker’s Compensation and CTP Claims)

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Compensable Injuries (Worker’s Compensation and CTP Claims)

Compensable Injuries (Worker’s Compensation and CTP Claims)

We welcome all patients referred following a work related injury or motor vehicle accident (CTP Claim). WorkCover Physiotherapy sessions for work related injuries are billed directly to your employer’s workers compensation insurers (WorkCover).

How to receive treatment under WorkCover:

  • Your workers compensation claim number (which will be issued by your employer’s workers compensation insurance company)
  • A GP referral letter, any scans or medical reports (This is not essential, we can start Physiotherapy treatment while these are still getting organised)
  • Once we have the claim number, we can bill your employer’s insurer directly, meaning there are no out of pocket expenses to you
  • Once you have received the claim number, you are automatically covered for eight Physiotherapy sessions.

Motor Vehicle Accidents (CTP Claims):

Similarly with compulsory third party (CTP) claims, just let us know your injury is a CTP claim and we will help you file the required paper work so you have no out of pocket expense. You will just need to bring the following information:

  • Claim number; insurer details including case manager’s name, phone number, fax number;
  • Medical certificate or letter from GP / Specialist
  • Date of accident/injury.

We will work closely within our team of practitioners, your nominated treating doctor, your insurer, and any other necessary health professionals to ensure a timely and successful return to your pre-injury status.

If you have been injured at work, get in contact and book in with one of our Physiotherapists to help you on your path to recovery.

Contact Us:

Do you need assistance with your injury? Experienced Physiotherapists with essential knowledge. You can call us anytime to have a confidential discussion with our expert Physiotherapists. For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: CTP Insurance Claims

What are CTP Insurance Claims?

CTP insurance Claims cover medical treatment, Physiotherapy and rehabilitation required due to motor vehicle accident. This includes, car accidents, motor bike accidents, truck accidents and injuries to pedestrians caused due to a motor vehicle.

Common Injuries seen at our Parramatta Physiotherapy clinic:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder pain
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Qualified and experienced Physiotherapists in Parramatta:

  • Assess your injury
  • Treat your injury
  • Assist you with loading your CTP claim
  • Speak with your GP
  • Communicate with your insurance Claim’s Manager
  • Communicate with your Employer and discuss suitable work duties while you are injured
  • Update and assist your Rehabilitation Consultant to get you back to your pre-injury duties

Contact Us:

Do you need assistance with your injury? Experienced Physiotherapists with essential knowledge. You can call us anytime to have a confidential discussion with our expert Physiotherapists. For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: CTP Claim Physio

What is a CTP Claim?

Compulsory Third Party Insurance also known as green slip insurance.
This insurance is compulsory for all vehicles driven on NSW roads.
You cannot register your vehicle unless you have CTP insurance.

Who’s covered?

Anyone regardless of who caused the accident, anyone in the car or outside the car affected by to the accident.

What’s covered?

  • Any reasonable medical treatment which is required due to the accident

 

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Common Injuries seen for CTP Claim Physio:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder pain

What does CTP Claim Physio include:

  • Assess your injury
  • Treat your injury
  • Assist you with loading your CTP claim
  • Speak with your GP
  • Communicate with your insurance Claim’s Manager
  • Communicate with your Employer and discuss suitable work duties while you are injured
  • Update and assist your Rehabilitation Consultant to get you back to your pre-injury duties

Why choose Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta?

  • Specialised treatment for motor vehicle accidents
  • Priority appointments
  • Experienced and locally trained Physiotherapists who are regularly mentored
  • Regular communication with your GP, specialists, case manager and rehab consultants

What can you expect from us?

  • Excellent guidance, advice and management of your injury
  • Treatment techniques may include a range of manual therapy techniques
  • Rehabilitative program including stretches and exercises

Contact Us:

Do you need assistance with your injury? Experienced Physiotherapists with essential knowledge. You can call us anytime to have a confidential discussion with our expert Physiotherapists. For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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