Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1
The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1 course provides an exciting opportunity to open new doors for Physiotherapists. In the past seven years since this course has been running, over 85% of participants have rated the course highly and worth the investment. This is a chance to broaden your perspective and possibilities into a growing area where Physiotherapists use their skills to promote wellbeing, help prevent injuries as well as more effectively manage them once they occur.
This is an interactive course covering 10 modules, including professional performance standards, the role of the occupational health physiotherapist, workplace legislation relevant to OHP, the risk management approach to injury prevention, basic worksite assessment, ergonomic workstation assessments, workplace safety systems and safety culture, injury management and professional communication.
The approach taken in this course is Facilitative Training, featuring high levels of interactive discussion, case studies and practical work based on videos and workstation assessments, as available at the training venues.
- Identify the Professional Performance Standards (PPS) for Occupational Health Physiotherapy and understand the role of these
- Explain the practice of Occupational Health and the roles and scope of practice in this area of Physiotherapy
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the relevant Workplace Health and Safety Legislation in the state/s in which they operate
- Describe and understand the principles of Risk Management and Hierarchy of Risk Control.
- Demonstrate a basic risk assessment
- Conduct a computer workstation ergonomic intervention
- Explain the risks involved in sedentary work and how best to manage that risk at an individual and organisational level
- Explain the need for establishing safety systems and safety culture in the workplace
- Idenitfy the key components of safe workplace systems
- Identify and understand principles of rehabilitation and injury management including the hierarchy of rehabilitation management, key stakeholders.
- Recognise the importance of an early Return to Work (RTW) and the health benefits of good work
- Identify and understand requirements of appropriate written communication involved in occupational health assessments and interventions
- Identify networks and references available to continue the ongoing learning and development of Occupational Health Physiotherapy skills
- This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
- Pre-reading materials distributed at registration cut-off date.