Australia’s leader in wholistic injury
prevention and treatment
A company founded on helping people and profits
Work Healthy Australia continues to revolutionise the way businesses handle injury prevention and treatment. Our comprehensive on-site services help manage both physical and emotional wellbeing, leading to improvements in employee health, happiness, and productivity. As a result, employers reduce risk, develop a stronger company culture, and boost their bottom line.
Partnering for Success
Our team is just as committed to your success as you are, and we guarantee your company will save money when you partner with Work Healthy Australia. In fact, we’re so confident in the effectiveness of our services that we’re willing to invest our own money to help fund trial programs at your organisation.
Practical Service and Programs
Work Healthy Australia’s service is quick and easy to implement, and customised to meet your employees’ needs. With on-site care and high patient engagement, our dedicated specialists can typically resolve injuries in less than four treatments and keep people on full duties throughout the process.
Our integrative, solution-based approach is focused on improving your workforce, reducing injuries, and boosting your bottom line. By minimising injuries and reducing worker’s compensation costs, our team helps deliver positive outcomes and keep your people happy, healthy, and productive.
Why We Exist: Our Story
Treating and preventing injuries for nearly 20 years
Work Healthy Australia was founded in 2000 by Dr James Murray, a registered chiropractor known for his innovative approach to treating and preventing workplace injuries.
Prior to founding the business, James ran his own clinic in New South Wales. One day, an abattoir sent two of their employees to him, and James successfully resolved their long-standing carpal tunnel injuries. Instead of sending more people to his clinic, the owner of the abattoir invited him to treat other employees on-site. When James arrived, he was surprised to find 20% of the abattoir’s 500 employees had lined up to see him.
Over a short time, James significantly reduced injuries for the company’s workforce. This sparked an important realisation: most employers need a specialist to help their employees stay productive and working, and the lack of such support was costing businesses tens of thousands of dollars every year. That’s what sparked his idea for Soft Tissue Centre, later renamed Work Healthy Australia.
Dozens of employers, over 500,000 injuries resolved, one shared mission
Nearly two decades later, Work Healthy Australia has become the country’s leading wholistic injury prevention and treatment provider. James and his team now work with dozens of employers across the country, resolve over 33,000 injuries a year, and serve a range of industries, including local councils, abattoirs, zoos, and manufacturers.
While the company has grown, our mission has remained the same: to help companies build happy, healthy, productive workforces that make their employees and bottom line happy.
We turned to Work Healthy Australia (previously Soft Tissue Centre) to implement an on- site treatment program to help all of our employees. The program was so much more than a standard physio program. The results have been fantastic. It is easily self-funded through the huge reduction and prevention of claims. From 10, we currently have just one claim, are aiming for zero and plan to keep it there.
What I hadn’t expected was the positive effect the program has had on the culture and engagement of the workforce. People understand what we are trying to do to help them and we are seen as a more caring employer.
City of Greater Shepparton
HR Manager, Gillian Boyd
We have been in a partnership with WHA for 7 years. Work Healthy Australia’s professionals do not operate like a normal physio (in some cases taking 10 or 12 weeks) – but after just three treatments (over 3 weeks) employees in the majority of cases don’t need to see the Work Healthy Australia’s staff again! They represent good value for money, I would definitely recommend the program.
City of Greater Dandenong
Anthony Camillo, Manager People and Procurement Services, City of Greater Dandenong
In 2005 when WHA partnered with us we had 300 staff and 10% on Light Duties – now we employ 1000 staff and have less than 1% on light duties! We clearly rely on manual handling which can come with associated risks, but by having WHA onsite, we can quickly react to staff having even the slightest twinge. 99% of the time staff are straight back on the floor and problem solved with very little down time. We would definitely say this is a success story.
Hazeldene’s Chicken Farms
John Hazeldene, Managing Director
When we first partnered with Work Healthy Australia we were experiencing a number of soft tissue injuries and rising worker’s compensation claims. These were sorted within months. Lost time hours were greatly reduced and claims declined sharply. We would even go so far as to say Work Healthy Australia has been an inspiration to helping our people feel valued and special.
Tony Barnes, Senior HSE Advisor, Walter Pigatto HR & Administration/ Marketing Manager
We have been in partnership with Work Healthy Australia since 2009 and since that time have seen a large reduction in the number of claims and faster recovery rates with less treatments. The bottom line is they get results, they actually fix people’s injuries! Our employees are very happy with the service so are lining up to visit so they stay “well-tuned”.
We use their “Pre-employment Screening” to hire new staff. We can then offer new employees jobs that match them physically, therefore reducing the likelihood of injury.
Treasury Wine Estates
Julie Martin, Occupational Health Nurse
Dr. James Murray
Founder and Managing Director
James is the leader of Work Healthy Australia, as well as a natural speaker and engaging storyteller. He loves sharing his energy and passion with his audience and inspiring them to improve the way they approach workplace health and wellbeing. James has spoken around the world about a diverse range of topics including:
The pre-employment assessment route to minimising
worker’s compensation claims and how to effectively stop hiring broken people
Ten steps to developing an effective early intervention
strategy that makes on-site injury treatment your most
powerful health and wellbeing tool
- Innovative strategies and success stories about how to manage an aging workforce and keep people working
- How to structure and fund a meaningful workplace health and wellbeing program that delivers significant outcomes, not just a feel-good factor
To find out more or to book James to speak your next event, contact us on 1300 734 643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trusted by Industrial Leaders Across Australia
Along with a wide range of additional Australian companies that use us as their secret weapon.