We are excited to introduce our new Escalated SpineCare Pathway for ACC clients who require customised support to recover from back or neck injuries.
This new initiative provides access to an integrated team of health professionals to ensure you get the help you need when you need it.
We take care of all aspects of your rehabilitation needs including:
- Orthopaedic Spine Specialists
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Support to return to work
- Surgery (if required)
As part of the service, you will have access to a ‘Navigator’ to help guide you through the rehabilitation process.
Before starting, you will have an initial assessment with one of our trained SpineCare physiotherapists. Their job is assess your injury, diagnose your current problem and work with you to determine the level of care you require.
The treatment plan
Following the triage assessment, we will work together to determine which health professionals are best suited to help with your recovery. We will also keep your GP in the loop so everyone is on the same page.
Return to work
Work is an important part of everyone’s life. Research shows that the sooner you are back to work safely after an injury, the better your overall recovery is. We may not be able to get you back to work right away, but we can usually find strategies to get you back to work in a safe way. We also work with your employer to make the transition back to work easier to manage.
When people are injured pain isn’t the only problem, it’s what the pain stops you from doing that has the biggest effect. Our clinical team will work with you to better understand your pain so you have the confidence to get back to doing the things you love doing.
We can provide additional support to ensure our service is culturally appropriate to meet your individual physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs.
If surgery is the best option for you, we can support you through the entire process. From assessment, though surgery and you post-operative care to ensure you get the best possible outcome.