WorkCover NSW is a government-funded scheme that provides insurance for workers who are injured at work. The scheme covers the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation services, as well as wage replacement for workers who are unable to return to work due to their injury.
Exercise physiology is one of the rehabilitation services that may be provided to workers through WorkCover NSW. Exercise physiology involves the use of exercise as a treatment for various conditions, such as musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, and chronic diseases.
To access exercise physiology services through WorkCover NSW, a referral is required from a GP or specialist. The referral must include a diagnosis and treatment plan that outlines the expected outcomes and the number of treatment sessions. The referral is then submitted to WorkCover NSW for approval.
Once the referral has been approved, the worker can book an appointment with an exercise physiologist. The exercise physiologist will then complete an initial assessment and develop a treatment plan based on the individual’s needs and goals. The number of treatment sessions will depend on the individual’s progress and the recommendations of the exercise physiologist.
Overall, WorkCover NSW can provide injured workers with access to important rehabilitation services, such as exercise physiology, to help them recover from their injuries and return to work.