Therapy Works is the leading provider of vocational rehabilitation services and preventative initiatives to businesses throughout the Taranaki and Wanganui region.


Functional strengthening programme

  • Claimant has not returned to full independence and/or work due to injury for more than 6 weeks since the date of incapacity

  • Claimant has not returned to full independence and/or work due to injury for more than 6 weeks since the date of incapacity

Programme includes:

  • Face-face centre based and/or prescribed activity routine for claimant

  • Activities to include: strength training, stretching and fitness regime all in relation to functional difficulties. Ensuring home based programme carried out also.

  • Gradual increase in activities related to work/home environment.

  • Address pain beliefs and their understanding of health & injury status.

  • Address fear avoidance behaviour.

  • Graded & monitored exposure to specific movements and/or activities.

  • Identification & management of psychosocial barriers (yellow flags).

  • Problem solving, coping skills and goal setting training.

  • Activity pacing skills and relaxation techniques.

  • Regular setting of activities and exercises (goal focused).