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Work Injuries treatment

Work Injuries (WorkCover)

Injuries at work can occur suddenly, such as a slip or fall, or slowly over time with repetitive strain on an area of the body. Work injuries are a stressful period for those involved. Recent changes to WorkCover now allows early access to Physiotherapy services.

What to do after a work injury:

  • Inform employer regarding injury as soon as possible
  • Employer will lodge claim with WorkCover
    • Claim number will be issued by WorkCover
  • Visit your GP to rule out serious injury and to organise any further medical intervention
  • Contact us to start your Physiotherapy journey
    • Claim number will be required before treatment can start
    • Up to 8 sessions approved with claim number

Benefits of Physiotherapy after a work injury:

What to do after a work injury:

  • Relieve pain
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Improve functional abilities at work and home
  • Co-ordinate return to work duties
  • Provide Ergonomic Advice
  • Provide workplace injury prevention advice

Common work injuries:

Overuse Injuries:

Some of the most common work injuries seen by Physiotherapists are due to over use. Overuse injuries develop when a worker repetitively overloads their body during activities such as lifting, typing, gripping. Symptoms can arise due to damage to soft tissues such as muscles or tendons. Overuse can also be related to poor working conditions and incorrect work environment setups.

Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain are commonly seen in office workers and also workers who have physically demanding jobs. Poor posture, inadequate muscle strength and poor work environment can contribute to back and neck pain.

Sprains and Strains

Many workers suffer ligament sprains or muscle strains. These can occur when a worker over stretches, twists or overloads a joint or some soft tissue. Soft tissue sprains and strains are common work injuries which respond well to treatment.


Work Site Assessment:

A worksite assessment can be carried out by a Physiotherapist to identify any factors that may be contributing to ongoing or a recurrent injury. If these factors can be corrected, it may lead to better recovery. Ergonomics such as correcting desk height and computer position, can make a huge difference.

Return to Work Program:

At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta, we not only treat your work injury, but we will work with you, your GP and your employer to develop a plan to return to work. We will also design a return to work program which will involve stretches and exercises to ensure you minimise your chance of re-injury.

Contact Us:

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.