Suitable Duties Programs

Suitable duties programs are offered at our Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast location for eligible WorkCover, self-insured or CTP claimants.

Once our patients have their acute injury symptoms resolved through their physiotherapy treatment, it may be time to consider a return to work.  Suitable duties form the basis for a work conditioning program, using the workplace as a means to progress the workers fitness and work endurance while their injuries continue to heal. At the point that a worker is ready to return to ork following injury, a referral will be made to our Occupational Therapist.

The Occupational Therapist will initially conduct a workplace assessment to assess the pre-injury role, and determine which of those duties are appropriate for the initial return to work.  If there are limited suitable duties in the workplace, alternative duties will be assessed to formulate the foundation of the return to work program.

At all times, all parties are involved in the return to work planning process (insurer, injured worker, GP, treatment provider and OT).