Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Stephens & Hunter Valley

Work Cover / CTP Exercise Physiology

We collaborate with insurers to help workers regain their health and function following a WorkCover / CTP injury.

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Service Areas

  • Newcastle
  • Broadmeadow
  • Mayfield
  • Waratah
  • Adamstown
  • Jesmond
  • Merewether
  • Charlestown
  • Belmont
  • Cardiff
  • Warners Bay
  • Toronto
  • Cameron Park
  • Beresfield
  • Swansea
  • Morisset
  • Doyalson
  • Lake Haven
  • Toukley
  • Wyong
  • Tuggerah
  • Berkeley Vale
  • Long Jetty
  • Bateau Bay
  • Lisarow
  • Gosford
  • Erina
  • Terrigal
  • Kincumber
  • Woy Woy
  • Fern Bay
  • Raymond Terrace
  • Medowie
  • Williamtown
  • Tea Gardens
  • Hawks Nest
  • Lemon Tree Passage
  • Tanilba Bay
  • Anna Bay
  • Salamander Bay
  • Nelson Bay
  • Shoal Bay
  • Thornton
  • Maitland
  • Rutherford
  • Kurri
  • Cessnock
  • Abermain
  • Bellbird
  • Branxton
  • Singleton
  • Dungog
  • Muswellbrook
  • Aberdeen
  • Scone
  • Denman
How We help

Insurers

1. Value-based healthcare – our clinicians deliver lasting health outcomes that matter to patients, through providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.

2. Collaboration – we value our relationship with scheme agents and strive to work collaboratively to support workers and help them get better, quicker through quality healthcare.

3. Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW) – Uplift are signatories to the HBGW consensus statement, we understand the importance of good work for a persons health. We are strong promoters of helping people return to good work.

4. WorkCover / CTP specialists – our deep understanding of WorkCover / CTP schemes allows us to provide strategic feedback to overcome barriers, so that workers can focus on their recovery.

5. Outcome Focussed – we strive to achieve positive health, life, and return to work outcomes for workers.

6. Communication – our goal is to keep you regularly updated to reduce your administrative burden, share progress, overcome barriers and ensure that case conference are productive.

Flexible Service delivery Model

Empowering Injured Workers

We give workers choice and control over how they would like their treatment to take place to help them towards sustainable self-management and positive, durable, treatment outcomes.

We can take away the stressors of travel and time by meeting your worker at home.

This mode of service delivery is great if your worker has limited physical mobility, limited access to transport, or injury that leads to reduced confidence in leaving the home.

We find that our workers get great results with home programs as it allows us to show them exercises in the environment they will complete them in when we are not there.

Home visits also provide our practitioners with a deeper understanding of the workers living environment, day to day barriers, and challenges, which then allows us to get appropriate strategies in place.

If your worker has a gym membership or is looking to purchase one, we can attend the gym alongside them to optimise their program, ensure that it is safe and effective, and individualise it to help them achieve their goals. In some circumstances, where reasonable and necessary, insurers may also be able to assist with funding a membership strictly for recovery.

As we specialise in working with people with workplace injury/illness, we can often show workers new ways of doing things and new exercise techniques that may not have thought of.

Gym based training is a fantastic way for workers to meet like minded people and re-engage in the community.

It also provides workers with access to specialised equipment (i.e. weights and cardio machines) that can help them become the best version of themselves.

We have great relationships with a large majority of the gyms across our wide service area – chat to us today to find out if we work with your workers gym!

Our Exercise Physiologists are able to complete consultations throughout the local community, whether it be at a local park, beach, walking trail or sporting field, we’ve got your worker covered!

This allows your worker to access their program outside of your scheduled consultations and participate in activity more regularly.

Community consultations are beneficial in that they allow workers to move in a way that is meaningful for them, and they are a great way to promote social participation.

We take pride in regularly communicating progress, barriers, and treatment plans with the multidisciplinary support team to ensure workers are appropriately supported to achieve their desired outcomes.

We are able to access local aquatic centres to deliver hydrotherapy based programs to workers.

Hydrotherapy programs can be especially beneficial for workers if they have a neurological condition, pain condition, have reduced balance, are in an acute/sub-acute phase of rehabilitation, and/or they are someone that enjoys water based activity.

Our fully equipped clinic at: Suite 1, 316 Maitland Road, Mayfield, gives workers access to all of the equipment they could need to improve their health and assist them towards their goals.

The clinic always has a great, supportive environment – workers get all the benefits of a gym and equipment, without the crowds.

The clinic is accessible, with lots of on-street parking nearby; we also have accessible shared amenities on-site.

We are well versed at being able to develop and deliver quality online exercise programs via Microsoft Teams.

This allows your worker to access their program, their exercise physiologist and stay on track, no matter where they are in the country.

We find that certain workers love engaging via telehealth, especially if they are managing reduced mobility or just don’t have the confidence to be seen in person yet.

We have had some fantastic outcomes where workers begin with online programs and then increase their social participation over time as their confidence grows.

We take pride in regularly communicating progress, barriers, and treatment plans with the multidisciplinary support team to ensure workers are appropriately supported to achieve their desired outcomes.

Who We Help

Conditions

We are strong advocates of early, active, work specific rehabilitation for workers with acute/sub-acute neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and/or psychological injury.

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Musculoskeletal

Psychological

Pain Conditions

Get Started

Exercise Physiology Made Easy

1. Submit Referral Form

Complete our Quick Referral form and let us take care of the admin!

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2. We Contact You

Your allocated Exercise Physiologist will call you to book an assessment.

3. Assessment & Plan

Your Exercise Physiologist will complete a comprehensive initial assessment with you, to set a plan to help you achieve your goals.

Questions?

FAQs

Absolutely! We have a great mix of male and female Exercise Physiologists of varying ages and levels of experience. When we receive a referral we review it and allocate the worker to the most appropriate practitioner. Please make sure to specify any preferences upon referral and we will do our best to accommodate.

We have great coverage. We deliver Exercise Physiology services to workers across all suburbs in Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Hunter Valley, and Port Stephens.

We can also consult with workers Australia-wide, via telehealth.

For clinic based consultations you can see us at: 1/316 Maitland Road, Mayfield, 2304.

Yes! We have been in operation since 2019 and the longest wait list we have ever had is two weeks, and even that was only for a short period of time. We have managed to hire and retain quality team members which has allowed us to meet increasing demand and avoid wait times.

We are strong advocates of early, active, work specific rehabilitation for workers with acute/sub-acute neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and/or psychological injury including but not limited to: ligament damage, muscular damage, fractures, postural issues, whiplash, neural conditions, post-surgical, depression, anxiety, stress, and/or PTSD.


We also assist workers with chronic work-related conditions to upgrade their capacity for work, and most importantly improve the quality of life outside of work.


We help with: chronic pain, fear avoidance, musculoskeletal de-conditioning, weight management, restoring range of motion, work specific functional upgrading, and work hardening for durability.

Absolutely!

The quickest and easiest way to start Exercise Physiology with Uplift is to fill out our online referral form – press ‘Quick Referral’ button. Once this form is filled out, it will be received and reviewed by the team manager who can immediately begin processing the referral into our system. Once processed into the system, it is allocated to the most appropriate Exercise Physiologist (considering geography, complexity, gender requests etc.) and the Exercise Physiologist will be in contact to book an initial assessment at an agreed time, date and location.

The initial assessment is where the worker and Exercise Physiologist get to meet for the first time.

The purpose of the initial assessment is for the worker and the Exercise Physiologist to get to know each other, discuss goals, discuss health history, assess current status (questionnaires and basic physical assessments), and most importantly collaborate together to develop an individualised exercise plan.

The initial assessment is usually more talk based, rather than exercise based – the majority of exercises begin after the initial assessment.

At the end of the assessment, once both parties agree on a plan, and a follow up session date, the Exercise Physiologist will give all parties and update and seek approval for treatment from the Insurer – then the worker can focus on treatment and recovery.

No two programs look the same, so we really can’t know this until after the initial assessment.

The reason for this is that we take an individualised approach, not a ‘cookie cutter’ approach. Some of the factors that determine what a program look like include: worker goals, worker exercise preferences and likes, diagnosis/medical conditions, safety, and current evidence around what is effective.

Programs can be delivered at home, in the gym, at a hydrotherapy centre, online or in the community (or a combination of multiple options).

We are proud to independently collaborate with scheme agents to optimise the health outcomes of injured workers.

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What Our Clients Say

Rhiannon Schilling
Rhiannon Schilling
2023-12-06
Every encounter that I have had with Excercise Physiology has been wonderful. Rebecca has been a very professional and supportive EP throughout each and every consultation I've had. Always paying great attention and professionalism in both character and experience to help support me through my injuries and be able to repeatedly improve my quality of life. Thankyou so much Bec and thankyou Uplift for a wonderful duty of care. Highly recommend going through Uplift Exercise Physiology if you are looking for a great EP!!!
Ali Byrne
Ali Byrne
2023-12-04
After being on work cover for a year and a half I finally had surgery to which my recovery and time on WC had been super draining mentally, physically and emotionally. My confidence was at a all time low and after being in pain for so long I couldn't tell what was actual pain and what was weakness. Luke has been amazing, his down to earth approach eased my mind and he was caring enough to truly listen and guide me on my recovery. He has looked at my injury from all views and has helped me build my confidence back up that I'm now going to the gym strength training 4-5 times a week. He has given me so much knowledge about my body and mind and I couldn't thank him enough for all the support over the past few months. Would highly recommend Uplift and especially Luke and his humbleness towards his clients 👏🏼👏🏼
Jac Zerafa
Jac Zerafa
2023-11-01
My EP Bec has been terrific. She listens to goals (and restrictions) and comes up with a catered plan to match. Bec has a great sense of humour and is incredibly punctual.
Peter Walker
Peter Walker
2023-10-10
My 86 year old mum was struggling with mobility at home. Lachlan from Uplift was excellent. He was caring, patient but encouraging and helped mum retain as much independence as possible. We were able to keep mum at home for much longer thanks to Lachie. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Kellie Walker
Deb Newburn
Deb Newburn
2022-07-16
My 24yr old son is NDIS funded and absolutely 100% is enjoying and benefiting from his sessions with Uplift Physiology. From the very first day his improvement was obvious. He was happier and more motivated than he has been in a very long time. These mentors are professional and passionate. It's so amazing to find genuine people who want to help, improve and make a difference in your life or the life of someone you care about. Big thank you to Jason and Declan. You guys rock!
Nick Ebs
Nick Ebs
2021-09-17
I had an excellent experience with Jason from Uplift. I'd previously seen a physio who provided me with general exercises. Jason at Uplift went further by tailoring my rehab to my lifestyle. For example, after a short discussion he found out I was active in the water and incorporated swimming strokes to strengthen my shoulder as part of my rehab. This personal and understanding touch helped fix my shoulder faster and didn't require me to change my lifestyle by joining a gym or lifting weights. Thanks very much to the team at Uplift.
R C
R C
2020-07-02
After being injured at work 12 months ago Uplift finished off my "rehab". Through exceptional attention to detail Jason has brought me back to full mobility with zero pain. Jason's knowledge ensured exercises were tailored to my injury & body type. I was provided with an individual plan that was easy to follow and thorough. Home visits made things so much easier too. Thanks Jason 😊
Craig Faulder
Craig Faulder
2020-06-16
Jason is great to deal with, he encourages and supports. He is informative and educated.