Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1

Course: Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1

This course is appropriate for qualified physiotherapists only*


The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1 course provides a solid and valuable grounding in the growing field of occupational health physiotherapy (OHP). 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 work station assessments, as available at the training venues. 

David Hall APAM, Simon Mitchell APAM

Date Friday 1 - Saturday 2 June 2018

 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Registrations close 7 May 2018

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the Professional Performance Standards (PPS) for Occupational Health Physiotherapy and understand the role of these
  2. Develop a working level of understanding regarding Occupational Health and the roles that are possible in this area of Physiotherapy
  3. Have a working knowledge of the relevant Workplace Health and Safety Legislation in the state/s in which they operate 
  4. Describe and understand the principles of Risk Management and Hierarchy of Risk Control. Have the knowledge and skills to undertake a basic risk assessment
  5. The knowledge / skills to conduct a computer workstatione ergonomic intervention
  6. Understanding the risks involved in sedentary work and how best to manage that risk at an individual and organisational level
  7. Understand the need for establishing safety systems and safety culture in the workplace and describe the key components of safe workplace systems
  8. Identify and understand principles of rehabilitation and injury management including the hierarchy of rehabilitation management, key stakeholders. Understand the importance of an early Return to Work (RTW) and the health benefits of good work
  9. Identify and understand requirements of appropriate written communication involved in occupational health assessments and interventions
  10. Learn about the networks and references available to continue the ongoing learning and development of Occupational Health Physiotherapy skills

*If unsure of your suitability, please email pd@physiotherapy.asn.au 

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1/06/2018 - 2/06/2018
Tomago Aluminium
Wellness & Development Centre
683 Tomago Road
Tomago, NSW 2322

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