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OT Week 2017

As Occupational Therapy week draws to a close, P2 Group would again like to highlight the outstanding efforts of all of our OT’s. To finish the week off, we thought we would give you some insight into their lives and ask them why they chose Occupational Therapy as a career….. BRIANNA CATTANACH I have been told I have…

OT Week – Occupational Therapists and Mental Health

It is well known that Occupational Therapists (OT) work with the elderly to improve quality of life and help maintain independence. It is also well known that OTs work with children to facilitate play and engagement in school and learning. In fact, it is well known that OTs work with people across their lifespan following…

WorkCover Success Story – City of Greater Bendigo

BEST IN THEIR INDUSTRY – CITY OF GREATER BENDIGO City of Greater Bendigo engaged P2 Group in June 2014 to conduct a gap analysis of the Council’s internal injury management process. The aim was to enhance the injury management process and build a strong early intervention focus. The following year in November 2015, P2 was…

Case Study – Building an Early Intervention Culture

P2 Group was recently engaged by an employer to enhance their workplace well-being, improve their injury management processes and shift the employees’ focus to early intervention. The CEO of the employer wanted all employees with management responsibilities to be involved in this process. P2 Group conducted training workshops to highlight how the WorkCover system operates, legal obligations, the…

The Importance of Workstation Ergonomics

Employers may commonly believe that only employees with physical, labour-intensive roles are at risk of sustaining a manual handling injury. However, those who spend the majority of their day completing office based roles are also at risk of manual handling injuries such as repetitive strain injuries or musculoskeletal disorders of the back, neck, shoulders and…

Case Study – Supporting Employees with Long Term Injuries

P2 Group was recently engaged by a large Victorian Council to assist Mary, an employee, who sustained a lower back injury. A P2 Group Occupational Therapist was engaged to conduct a Functional Capacity Evaluation to assist Mary to improve her health and wellbeing, identify supports, focusing on return to work and normal routine. Over the…

Case Study | Ageing Workforce

The case The P2 Group was recently engaged by an organisation after a line manager recognised early warning signs regarding a mature aged employee. The employee was invited to participate in a 60 minute functional capacity evaluation with an Occupational Therapist from P2 Group. The P2 Occupational Therapist met with the mature aged employee at the employee’s normal worksite and also…

Why I Became an Occupational Therapist – Megan Sekeres

I always knew I wanted to help people improve their health and well-being, so during year 12 I enrolled in a Psychological Science Bachelor’s degree and a two year Master of Occupational Therapy Practice. At the time I wasn’t quite sure where this would take me, however, during my first few weeks of Occupational Therapy…

Case Study | The Importance of Defining Inherent Requirements of Jobs

It is important for all employers to understand that the Inherent Requirements of jobs are not the same as job descriptions. Most employers have job descriptions well documented, including key performance indicators relating to employees’ performance and their code of conduct. However, most organisations do NOT have the Inherent Requirements of the jobs correctly documented,…