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Return to work management for self-employed

At KM Rehabilitation we recognise that there can be a number of factors to consider when planning a return to work for self-employed clients. Not only do we need to consider the inherent physical and / or psychological demands of the role, but the individual business set up and requirements must be considered. The increased pressure for self-employed clients of ensuring that their business is financially sustainable while they are not working can add further anxiety. At KM Rehabilitation we understand the best way to facilitate a return to work is through open and transparent communication and collaboration with all key stakeholders in order to develop a recovery and return to work program that meets the needs of the individual client and business circumstances taking into consideration their medical, functional and psychosocial status.

What can you expect from a rehabilitation and return to work program for self-employed clients with KM Rehabilitation?

  • A full review of the clients medical and functional status
  • Information on the clients self-reported symptoms, level of functioning and general daily activity regime is obtained
  • Psychosocial information including the clients support networks, home circumstance, beliefs in regards to their medical condition and recovery, fear or avoidance behaviours and any secondary gain factors
  • A detailed review of the business set up and current business functioning (ie is the client a sole trader, is it a partnership, is the business continuing to operate while the client is away from work)
  • A worksite meeting to review the inherent requirements (physical and / or psychological) of the pre-disability role including the capacity of the business to support a graduated return to work
  • Regular communication with key medical treatment providers including medical case conferencing as required
  • The facilitation of a functional improvement program (if needed) in order to build capacity in preparation for a return to work
  • Ongoing regular communication and collaboration with all key stakeholders in order to facilitate the progression of a graduated return to work including the identification and speedy addressing of any barriers to return to work as they arise
  • All rehabilitation interventions recommended as part of this service are tailored, timely and goal oriented with the objective being an early, safe and sustainable return to work.