COVID – 19 Update

We have entered unpredictable times with the recent global pandemic. In NSW we are currently in Stage 2 action, with the prediction that Stage 3 response may not be far off.We understand the impact that this may have for some of the appointments already made and the delay in claims processing for many claimants.As a result, and where possible we are offering the following services:Psychiatrist evaluation – TelehealthReview assessments with Occupational Physician TelehealthAssessments where physical examination is not imperative – e.g. treatment disputesFile ReviewsInjury Management Consultation File reviewWe are also aware that a number of pre booked appointments may require cancellation. Given these circumstances, we plan to open more days in the future to catch up with any cancelled appointments, [...]

COVID – 19 Update2020-03-25T21:52:04+11:00

How to ensure your instructions to experts are asking the right questions.

Dr Alan Home, Occupational Physician, held a symposium on Personal Injuries Professional Skills - How to ensure your instructions to experts are asking the right questions, in March 2019. This educational event proved to be of great value to our professional legal audience, by providing Dr Home’s in-depth experience on ‘How to ensure your instructions to experts are asking the right questions’. Dr Home provided advise regarding communication with doctors, and in particular, expert medical witnesses. Dr Home’s presentation was thorough and ensured the topic was understood by all levels of professionals. Inviting an open forum throughout his presentation and engaging the attendees to contribute with examples, ensured that the topic was covered in-depth. We look forward to our [...]

How to ensure your instructions to experts are asking the right questions.2019-09-26T04:58:03+10:00

Guidelines on approach to shoulder injuries

Introduction Shoulder Injuries are prevalent in our general population.  The most common condition being a rotator cuff lesion. The general prevalence is 13% in people over 50, to more than 50% n persons over 80.  However 2/3  of these lesions are asymptomatic. Approximately 54% of asymptomatic people over the age of 60 have rotator cuff lesions. What is the rotator cuff? The shoulder has 30 muscles.  The muscles move and stabilize the shoulder.  The rotator cuff muscles refer to 4 muscles: •           Supraspinatus •           Infraspinatus •           Teres Minoris •           Subscapularis The tendons of these muscles come together to form the rotator cuff.  These muscles support and stabilize the shoulder. How do tears happen? There are both extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Extrinsic factors [...]

Guidelines on approach to shoulder injuries2019-09-26T04:58:03+10:00

Guidelines on approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition in which a nerve  is compressed as it travels through a tunnel in the wrist.  This tunnel is called the Carpal Tunnel.  As a result of the compression on the nerve, the affected individual may experience pain, numbness and tingling. What is the Carpal Tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a compartment located at the base of the palm. Through this tunnel pass nine tendons and the nerve (known as the median nerve). This nerve provides sensation to the thumb, index finger, long finger, and half of the ring finger. At the level of the wrist, the median nerve supplies the muscles at the base of the thumb that allow it to abduct, move away [...]

Guidelines on approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome2019-09-26T04:58:03+10:00