Lifestyle Clinic

Lifestyle Clinic

UNSW Lifestyle Clinic » Workers Compensation and CTP

The Lifestyle Clinic offers functional conditioning services to address the rehabilitation needs of injured workers with a Workers Compensation or CTP claim. The content and delivery of these programs are based on active-therapy principles and supported by current research evidence. 

Program Content 

All Functional Conditioning programs delivered by the Lifestyle Clinic will contain the following components: 

  • Cognitive behavioural approach including education about injury, activity pacing, positive re-enforcement and goal setting 
  • Manual handling and postural education 
  • Strong focus on return to work and upgrading tolerances to work specific tasks 
  • Simulation of work specific tasks 
  • Work specific exercise program including workplace pause break stretching and postural cues 
  • Education into self-monitoring and motivational tools to facilitate independent activity 

Functional Conditioning programs comprise both supervised and independent exercise sessions. 

Supervised Exercise Session 

All supervised sessions are conducted as one-to-one consultations of approximately 1 hour duration with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in the Lifestyle Clinic. 
Independent Exercise Program 

Tailored to clients’ needs and environment preference. 

Assessment and Outcome Measures 

Clinic staff liaise closely with all key parties prior to and following assessment to ensure identification of barriers to progress and implementation of a plan to address physical, psycho-social and workplace issues. 

Assessments comprise of: 

  • Detailed history of injury claim 
  • Physical assessment including measures of joint range of motion, muscle strength and endurance and cardiorespiratory fitness specific to the injury and nature of work demands 
  • Functional assessment including measurement of activity baselines and work specific tolerances 
  • Psycho-social risk factor screening 

The Lifestyle Clinic is committed to providing effective programs and contributing to the on-going development of evidence-based medicine through collecting and analysing objective outcome measures from all programs. Outcome measures will be chosen relative to the client’s work demands and will include measures of work capacity, physical capacity and psychological measures.