Rapid Access Work Injury Clinic2018-07-20T17:52:59+00:00

Rapid Access
Work Injury Clinic

Streamlined Referral & Treatment Pathway

Quicker Treatment, Enhanced Recovery and Superior Outcomes

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Superior return to work and recovery outcomes achieved.

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The Rapid Access Work Injury Clinic is a collaboration between a group of specialist rehab providers led by leading Brisbane neurosurgeon, Dr Peter Lucas. The clinic and programs have been initiated to streamline the referral process to reduce wait times for assessment, treatment and surgery, if required, for patients with spinal conditions. The surgeon group has an established relationship with the rehabilitation specialists and physiotherapy teams and therefore will work together closely to triage new referrals.

At the fortnightly clinics at both Spring Hill and Capalaba, patients will:

  • be assessed by both neurosurgeon and physiotherapist.
  • receive detailed reports from both outlining
    the assessment findings, diagnosis, management recommendations.
  • receive any recommended further diagnostic tests, which are then sent to the referring health care provider and any other health care providers involved, including other surgeons, if necessary.
  • receive a Suitable Duties Plan for yourself and the insurer and employer.

Differential diagnosis, particularly with Low Back Pain, can be challenging and complex. Although low back pain is most often related to benign underlying patho-anatomical causes that are not amenable to surgery, back pain can be a common presenting symptom of many potentially serious spinal or medical problems. With this increased complexity of clinical cases comes a greater level of professional responsibility and risk.

The Rapid Access Work Injury Clinic seeks to make sure we are able to more comprehensively assess, in as short a time period as possible, and to help patients to expedite the process of engaging a suitable recovery pathway.

IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT WORK INJURY CLAIM PLEASE ASK YOUR GP OR CASE MANAGER FOR A REFERRAL TODAY TO OUR RAPID ACCESS WORK INJURY CLINIC

Comprehensive Return to Work Injury Management
and Rehabilitation Services

  • Rehabilitation programs designed in consultation with treating Physician and/or Surgeon, specific to your patients’ needs
  • Collaboration between GP’s, Surgeons, Specialists and Allied Health Providers
  • Custom individualised injury management pathways developed and delivered by rehabilitation providers
  • Pre-op physiotherapy programs to ensure best possible physical condition prior to surgery, including weight-loss programs
  • Post-op rehabilitation programs to enhance and accelerate surgical recovery and return to work / optimal function
  • Co-ordination with on-site Surgeons, Specialists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Nutritionist (if necessary)
  • Expert rehabilitation providers with access to latest technology, research and techniques
  • Thorough review assessments and reports built into programs to refine and deliver individualised care, ensuring patient progress
  • Collaboration with surgeons, specialists and physicians, to provide a seamless “best practice” return to good health Co-ordination of appointments with Surgeons who consult on-site
  • Clear and concise outcome measures, including video footage (where appropriate) relayed to you
  • WorkCover and CTP pre-approval of full programs
  • All patients, all neurosurgical injuries accepted

Call us now for an appointment

07 3733 1456