RTWSA and Motor Vehicle Injuries

At My Local Physio Plus our practitioners have experience in managing injuries sustained at work and in motor vehicle accidents.

We understand that suffering an injury at work or being in a motor vehicle accident can be very unexpected. Our aim is to ensure that your recovery journey is as easy as possible. We will assist you with every phase of your recovery, from early pain management through to getting you back to your occupational and recreational activities. 

Our assessment protocols utilise screening questionnaires and outcome measures as recommended by Return to Work SA and the Motor Accident Commission.

We provide evidence-based management for clients, within the clinical frameworks recommended by these organisations.

All of our treating practitioners regularly liaise with your GP, case manager, rehabilitation consultant and/or surgeon if required to ensure that we are all on the same page with respect to your recovery plan. 


Physiotherapy is an essential part of rehabilitation for those who have sustained an injury either at work or as a result of a motor vehicle accident. A physiotherapist can guide individuals throughout their rehabilitation journey as they return to work or pre-injury activities. Benefits of physiotherapy for this population can include:

  • Establishment of patient-specific goals to guide the individualized rehabilitation journey
  • Improve movement and reduce pain/stiffness using manual therapy techniques
  • Advocacy and communication to other professionals involved in the claim
  • Increased patient-understanding about the injury/condition
  • Enhanced knowledge about self-management strategies to help manage
  • Improve quality of movement and strength through an exercise program based on relevant work tasks or patient-specific movements

With the above-mentioned benefits, physiotherapy will help empower people throughout rehabilitation. Therefore, making the transition back to work or pre-injury function as smooth as possible, to keep the individual doing what they love!

Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals who specialize in the use of exercise to improve physical function and health. Through compensable claims, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your current condition to determine your functional capacity. We will then develop a personalised treatment plan to help you reach your rehabilitation goals whilst encouraging self-management for life beyond your claim. We use a biopsychosocial approach for your rehabilitation with an understanding that recovery can be a complex process and there may be more impacting your recovery. 

Benefits of Exercise Physiology treatment through compensable claims may include:

  • Reduced pain (and education around chronic pain)
  • Restoring mobility
  • Increased strength
  • Improved endurance
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Reduced risk of further injury
  • Faster return to work and daily activities
  • Improved quality of life

By providing support, education and encouraging self-efficacy, we can assist your return to work, return to daily activities and back to your usual self.

In order for us to invoice your insurance company directly you will need to have the following prior to your first appointment. 

  • Review from a Medical Professional
  • Referral for Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology from your GP
  • Claim Acceptance letter from your relevant insuring company
  • Approved Claim Number
  • Case Managers full name and contact details including phone number and email
  • Any other medical documentation associated with your injury including reports, scans, MRI results etc.

If you do not have these details or if your claim is still under review but wish to proceed with treatment earlier, then you will be required to pay upfront for your consultation and claim back from your insurance company later once your claim has been approved.