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About us

Established in 2023, The Work Perk Physio is a leading provider of in-house corporate physiotherapy services. Our primary focus is on prioritizing the well-being of employees while maximizing their productivity.
Our team of highly skilled physiotherapists delivers top-notch physiotherapy services directly to your staff, on-site. Our comprehensive offerings include injury assessment and management, therapeutic massage, Pilates-based exercise classes, and expert advice on manual handling and activity modification.

Physiotherapy offers numerous benefits for desk-based workers who often spend long hours sitting and engaging in repetitive tasks. Here are some key advantages:

Pain relief

Physiotherapy can alleviate various types of pain commonly experienced by desk workers, such as neck, shoulder, and lower back pain. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that individuals receiving physiotherapy for low back pain experienced significantly improved function and reduced pain compared to those who received usual care alone.

Posture correction

Desk work often leads to poor posture, which can contribute to musculoskeletal imbalances and discomfort. Physiotherapists can assess and address postural issues, providing exercises and recommendations to improve alignment. A study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders reported significant improvements in posture and musculoskeletal symptoms after a workplace-based physiotherapy intervention.

Injury prevention

Physiotherapy can help desk-based workers prevent work-related injuries by identifying potential risk factors and providing appropriate exercises and stretches to address them. A study published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation demonstrated that workplace-based physiotherapy reduced the incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and related costs.

Ergonomic guidance

Physiotherapists can provide valuable advice on ergonomics, including workstation setup, proper desk and chair alignment, and equipment adjustments. Implementing ergonomic principles can reduce the risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for approximately 33% of all worker injury and illness cases.

Benefits

Did you know that the main cause of work-related pain in an office environment is caused by overload? The positions sustained for long periods of time throughout the day, regardless of posture, can have just as detrimental an effect on the musculoskeletal system as those of an elite athlete. Athletes spend many hours training their bodies specifically to withstand those loads, and they undergo regular maintenance sessions with a physiotherapist, often provided by their employer. Why aren’t more types of workplaces providing the same for their staff? Some do. Large companies such as Woolworths and Coles, as well as government bodies such as Medicare and Queensland Police Service, provide in-house early intervention physiotherapy strategies in a bid to reduce WorkCover claims. We want to take that one step further. Rather than only servicing injuries sustained in the workplace, we want to look after the entire musculoskeletal health of your workers, from their longstanding whiplash injury from an old car accident, to the ankle sprain sustained at footy on the weekend. We want try to avoid Workcover claims (where treating practitioners are often seen as “working” for the insurer or employer), build trust and rapport with your employees and help them live their best life physically. Our aim is to be viewed as a luxury perk offered by employers that care, helping you entice and retain high quality employees.

Our premium corporate services provide a multitude of benefits, such as:

Coveted Employee Perk

By providing on-site physiotherapy services, you can offer your valued employees a highly sought-after benefit that showcases your commitment to their well-being and satisfaction.

Motivated Workforce

Our services can be a powerful motivator for employees to return to the office. By providing convenient access to top-quality physiotherapy sessions during work hours, you create an environment that supports their physical well-being and encourages their presence in the workplace.

Early Injury Intervention

Timely intervention is crucial in managing workplace injuries. Workplace-based Physiotherapy and early reporting and intervention (within 24hours of injury) results in a 35% reduction in average cost of claims and a 58% reduction in number of days of compensation. Our physiotherapists proactively identify and address any emerging issues, helping to reduce absenteeism and minimize the likelihood of Workcover claims. By prioritizing employee health, you foster a safer work environment.

Increased Employee Happiness

A happy workforce is a productive workforce. By investing in their well-being through our services, you will create a positive and appreciative work atmosphere, resulting in higher job satisfaction, employee morale, and loyalty.

Reduced Stress

Workplace stress can have detrimental effects on employee performance and overall well-being. Our physiotherapy services not only alleviate physical discomfort but also contribute to reducing stress levels and improving the overall work environment.

Healthy Workers

By allowing workers to address all their aches, pains, and niggles during work hours, whether caused by work or not, you enable them to free up their Private Health allocation for other benefits, avoid excessive out-of-pocket fees, and be more inclined to seek treatment early, enabling a faster and more long-lasting recovery.

References

Iles et al (2012) “Multi-Faceted Case Management: Reducing Compensation Costs of Musculoskeletal Work Injuries in Australia.” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2012. 22(4): p. 478-488).