Enhancing direct access and authority for work capacity certificates to physiotherapists

Johnston, Venerina and Beales, Darren (2016) Enhancing direct access and authority for work capacity certificates to physiotherapists. Manual Therapy, 25 100-103. doi:10.1016/j.math.2016.04.007


Author Johnston, Venerina
Beales, Darren
Title Enhancing direct access and authority for work capacity certificates to physiotherapists
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2769
1356-689X
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2016.04.007
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 25
Start page 100
End page 103
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject 3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Abstract The mantra ‘work is good for health’ is familiar to those assisting in the rehabilitation of injured workers and is well supported in the literature. Regulators, workers compensation insurers and health professional bodies have taken steps over the last few years to promote early and safe return to work after a workplace injury. Improving direct access to physiotherapy and extending the role of physiotherapists to authorise work capacity certificates for injured workers will potentially facilitate early intervention, reduce absence from work in a cost-effective system while maintaining patient satisfaction. Several challenges to advancing the role of physiotherapists exist but are not insurmountable.
Keyword Physiotherapist
Workers compensation
Musculoskeletal disorders
Compensable injury
Sickness certification
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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