Compared to private practice, health providers at Work Healthy Australia see a much broader range of conditions. Working across multiple industries is another great way to continue to learn and grow, and keep the work fresh and interesting. Work Healthy Australia’s strong focus on projects, R&D and the growth of providers is not something we could expect elsewhere.
Many, maybe even most conditions we manage, have not occurred instantaneously – they have been a result of a gradual buildup that either was not noticed or not managed before the patient finally sees us.
The implication of this is twofold: conditions are not always going to resolve instantaneously (though it’s nice when they do). Additionally, patients are unlikely to see their conditions resolve if their only effort is the weekly visit to the treatment room (though again, it’s nice when they do). Following our advice is critical – ensure that the right steps are being taken outside the treatment room to maximise the chance of strong recovery.
Help your provider to be as familiar as possible with your workplace, and ideally your industry. The more they understand the demands your staff face in the workplace, the better they can tailor treatment and advice that is both helpful and realistic.
There is good evidence that coffee drinking has several health benefits, such as a possible reduction in the risk of common diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. There is evidence that coffee drinking improves blood sugar processing and has a protective effect on the liver – among others. So, I drink coffee.
I have a gym set up at home for weightlifting and spend a lot of my time chasing my kids. When they finally sleep, my time is split between my partner, hobbies and ongoing learning.
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