Am I covered for Physiotherapy under WorkCover?

WorkCover WA is a compensation scheme for all West Australian employees in the unfortunate event of a workplace injury.  WorkCover WA allows you to receive medical services, compensation and rehabilitation while recovering from your workplace injury.  Access to these medical services is fundamental, as the vast majority of WorkCover claims are due to injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

Common Workplace Injuries:

  • Slips, trips or falls
  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries)
  • Muscular Handling Injuries
  • Machinery and Equipment Injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ligament or tendon injuries

There is a wide range of medical services that you may be able to access with a WorkCover injury, which includes Physiotherapy.

What do I do if I have a WorkCover injury?

If you have suffered a serious injury at work, your employer will report this to WorkCover and complete an incident form with details of your injury.  This will ensure you are eligible for any rehabilitation and medical services that are included as part of the compensation scheme.

Medical treatment is an essential factor of recovery after your injury.  It is important that you access healthcare services right away to fast track your recovery and return to work.  Early intervention is the key to preventing the injury from worsening, or having a permanent effect on your life.

What do I need before my Physio Consultation?

  1. Review from a Medical Professional
  2. Referral for Physiotherapy from your GP
  3. Claim Acceptance letter from your relevant insuring company
  4. Approved Claim Number
  5. Case Managers full name and contact details including phone number and email
  6. Any other medical documentation associated with your injury including reports, scans, MRI results etc.

How Physio can help?

Our Physiotherapists and admin staff are familiar with the procedures of Workers Compensation injuries in Western Australia.  Our experienced Physio’s are Trained to accurately assess Worker’s Compensation injuries and provide individualised Treatment Management Plans for every patient, backed by evidence-based practices.  We understand it can be extremely difficult for anyone who has experienced a workplace injury, is in pain or has functional limitations as a result of an accident.  At Trained Physio we have an onsite rehabilitation facility dedicated to any patients requiring exercise-based programs as part of their rehabilitation process.

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Physiotherapy has several goals including promote healing; reduce pain, avoiding aggravation, optimising physical function and global strengthening to restore normal movement patterns.  To see how we can help you BOOK ONLINE TODAY