June 5, 2015
We are a dedicated team of occupational therapists who help employers align the performance of people with their organisational demands and provide injured workers with sustainable pathways back to work. Through our unique methodology , we can provide occupational health services DIRECTLY to YOU to meet YOUR outcomes, instead of traditional services through your insurer that increase your insurance costs and may not have your outcomes in mind. When appropriate measures are implemented and through a proactive approach to health and wellbeing at work many injuries, musculoskeletal disorders or mental health conditions that affect people both at work and in their personal lives can be prevented. WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and employers to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. WHAT IS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST? Occupational therapists have a broad education in the medical, social behavioural, psychological, psychosocial and occupational sciences which equips them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with people, individually or in groups or communities. Occupational therapists believe that participation can be supported or restricted by the: physical, effective or cognitive abilities of the individual characteristics of the occupation physical, social, cultural, attitudinal and legislative environments. Occupational therapists are required to undertake a minimum of four years tertiary education and will hold either a bachelor or masters degree in occupational therapy; all practicing occupational therapists are registered health practitioners with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. THE P2 GROUP FOCUS To encourage a positive and sustainable return to the workplace, the P2 Group’s focus is on enabling individuals to modify aspects of: their person the occupation the environment or some combination of these to enhance their occupational participation. We will work with both the worker and the workplace to make recommendations that enhance their independence and recovery by using specialised assessments to: identify a worker’s functional capacity to return to work identify the inherent requirements of various jobs modify the work environment to suit the needs of workers so as to prevent or minimise the impact of health conditions or injuries customise and coordinating graded return to work programs that match a worker’s functional capacity educating workers and employers in safe work practices supporting employers to achieve sustainable return to work plans, with an emphasis on encouraging self management by workers.