Occupational Rehabilitation

Core’s Occupational Rehabilitation program is designed to assist people who have suffered a work or motor vehicle accident to ensure rapid recovery, and a durable and meaningful return-to-work and other activities.

Our aim is to empower our patients to understand the most effective ways to overcome their injury through targeted education, active rehabilitation, and lifestyle modification strategies.

Programs can be tailored and are delivered in the traditional group format under direct contact, or a combination of virtual learning and 1:1 contact sessions.

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Spinal Work Injury Triage Clinic 

The secrets of early intervention through rapid assessment and management are well known in the medical community. With injuries sustained at work through to motor vehicle accidents, rapid management can often be impeded due to delays associated with insurance claim processes, impeding the likelihood of best patient return-to-work outcomes.

To mitigate these factors, our Spinal Work Injury Triage clinic was developed in partnership with some of South East Queensland’s leading Spinal Surgeons and Pain Specialists. For the last 5 years we have been running the clinics on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. 

Since its inception we have assessed and managed over 750 referred injured workers. Our program aims to have screened the majority of patients with specialist review around 4-6 weeks post injury, and ideally within 2 weeks of GP referral. 

Proposed interventions, including surgery and rehabilitation programs (where appropriate), are more likely to be successful with the minimisation of secondary overlay factors including yellow (psychosocial), blue (industrial), and black flags (compensation/legal factors) flags.

To date we have achieved a 92% return-to-work rate for our patients which has ensured benefits from the process are being shared between the injured worker, the relevant employer and insurer.

Spinal Rehab program 

Core muscles maintain lumbar curvature, lumbar segmental positioning, and control the subtle motions above, below and adjacent to the damaged point in the spine.

Even when surgery is required, continuing to strengthen the deep spinal muscles will assist post-surgical outcomes. While the surgical role is to rectify the failed structure (disc, joint fusion etc), this does not automatically restore normal core stability to support the surrounding area.

Our focused rehabilitation process re-educates the body on how to engage these muscles, and build the stable platform the spine requires so we can squat, bend, walk, lift and carry things once we have recovered.

We utilise Real-time Ultrasound feedback to assist our patients with muscle re-education of these muscles. 

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Our Partners 

Core’s diverse array of partnerships with various leading Medical Specialists across Brisbane, Logan, and the Gold Coast has ensured we provide best practice Triage Assessment, Pain Management and Functional Rehabilitation Programs. 

Our integrated interventions empower patients to understand musculoskeletal injuries and overcome persistent pain barriers, focusing on a durable and meaningful return-to-work as well as other activities. Programs can be tailored and are delivered in the traditional group format under direct contact, or a combination of digital/virtual learning and 1:1 services.

Patients are referred to Core to provide preferred, conservative alternative assessment and treatment solutions to potential surgery or interventional procedures. Referring Spinal Surgeons include but are not limited to Dr Neil Cleaver, Dr Laurence McEntee, Dr Neil Cochrane, Dr Anna Chang, Dr Leong Tan, Dr Gregory Day, Dr Jefferson Webster, and Dr Michael Coroneos. Referring Pain Specialists include Dr Graham Rice, Dr Richard Sullivan, Dr Kym Boon, Dr Frank Thomas, Dr Matthew Keys, Dr Daniel Berge, Dr Joshua Daly, Dr Richard Pendleton, Dr Michelle O’Brien, Dr Leigh Dotchin, and Dr Liam Ring.


Multiple locations across Brisbane,Logan and the Gold Coast


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