Early Intervention Injury Management
OccuMED provides primary care to an injured worker, as their treating doctor. Early competent management of the worker's injury supports early return to work and facilitates optimal recovery in the injury management and rehabilitation process.
OccuMED’s doctors are Occupational Physicians and Registrars specifically trained and specialised in the treatment and management of work related disorders. OccuMED’s biopsychosocial approach is based upon best available research evidence to minimise cost and maximise outcome.
OccuMED’s location near/within Medical Specialist Centers and its wide referral network of other Medical Specialists and Allied Health Providers, ensure easy access to:
- Orthopaedic surgeons, including sub-specialists in upper limb, lower limb, foot and ankle, and spine.
- Plastic and hand surgeons.
- Hand therapists
In support of clients’ diverse geographic operations, OccuMED’s Telemedicine service in support of injury management is also available during clinic hours.
This enables remote medical consultation to be provided in support of injury management via appropriate technologies including video-web conferencing applications; Skype, Face-time etc. and across mobile phones, mobile devices (e.g. ipad) and PCs.
OccuMED’s Telemedicine capabilities overcome some of the key challenges posed by distance, providing clients and workers with timely accessibility to OccuMED Doctors for medical consultation, review and advice.