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Respect and support the right mix to do her best work

Tara’s taking her first step towards a bright future, with APM. After completing her studies in Psychology, she experienced the uncertainty of trying to find the right place to launch...

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Giving back with Konekt

Helping veterans build meaningful livesLeaving the military can be difficult time and Konekt Workcare is proud to support Australia’s ex-service men and women with their return to civilian life.Konekt provides...

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Reaching your goals with Konekt Workcare: an inside view on working with us

At Konekt Workcare (part of APM Group), we are all focused on our goal of being the best in care – and the passion of our teams reflects that. We...

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How I created a fulfilling career in occupational rehab – all while balancing full-time work and study

I joined Konekt Workcare (part of the APM Group) as a Rehabilitation Consultant when I was new to Australia and very new to the occupational rehab industry but had extensive...

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Why Konekt Workcare is the ideal company for anyone with a partner in the ADF

With a spouse in the ADF, it can be difficult to keep career momentum going due to the constant relocation every time they get a new posting. I’ve seen a...

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Using interdisciplinary rehabilitation to manage returning to work for chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain is often a lot more complicated to deal with than an acute injury in terms of returning an injured person to the workplace. In these cases, a biopsychosocial...

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Facilitating a successful return to work

As a Lead Consultant at APM WorkCare, I am experienced in assisting employees with their transition back into a working environment after an extended time away from work. What is...

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Building the careers that health professionals are looking for at APM WorkCare

At APM WorkCare, we’re proud of our fantastic client outcomes and always working to expand and enhance our rehabilitation services. But just as importantly, we want to give our consultants...

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The benefits of occupational rehabilitation are far-reaching

Long-term injuries that cause significant lifestyle changes can be very overwhelming. Having the support of an exercise physiologist who can guide an affected individual through the process of recovery and...

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How rehabilitation counselling drives intervention for returning veterans

As a specialised rehabilitation counsellor at Konekt Workcare, I assist veterans in uncovering and managing their medical, psychosocial and vocational goals after a career in the military.  Each veteran's situation...

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The key link between nutrition and mental health that we can’t ignore

The human brain is always on the job, taking charge of your thoughts, movements, senses and heartbeat. The quality of our food – which is the source of its fuel...

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Why I’m so glad I ended up at APM

As a rehabilitation counsellor at APM, I take pride in knowing I am helping people not only return to work and wellness after an injury, but also feel part of...

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Occupational rehabilitation helps meet the challenges of reintegrating veterans into civilian society

As a Rehabilitation Counsellor within the APM group, I have worked with both serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and veterans for many years.At the start of my...

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The key to successful injury management and return to work is good communication

To ensure a successful return to work, it’s critical for employers to establish regular communication with injured employees throughout their recovery. Evidence tells us that injured employees benefit from regular...

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Returning to work after an Injury or Illness—with a team of support

When an employee is away from work due to an injury or illness, there are many contributing factors ultimately affecting their well-being and behaviours. These include, but are not limited...

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What I’ve learned about being a great leader (instead of just a good one!)

Through a lot of observation, as well as my own experience managing teams, I’ve come to understand something fundamental: a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach definitely doesn’t apply if you want to be...

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Ensuring a return to work after injury is essential for mental wellbeing

Returning employees to work after injury is important to ensure they do not end up isolated, depressed or disempowered. An effective return to work plan enables a smooth transition back...

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The challenge of moving from the defence force to civilian life (and how you can help)

The defence world is not like the real world that most people live and work in, and many veterans find it particularly difficult to transition from the defence force to...

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The psychological effects of long-term injury need as much attention as the physical

Rehabilitation specialists need to manage both the physical and psychological effects of injury on an affected worker. I do complex case management primarily in the psychological space and liaise with...

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Flexible employers create happy employees

Mental health directly affects employee productivity. Psychological stress can have a significant negative impact on performance, so creating a psychologically safe workplace should always be a priority for any employer....

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How leadership can change workplace mental health culture

Mental health is a silent issue in many workplaces. We all know how to be empathetic about a visible injury, however people aren’t often sure how to deal with mental...

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Work related injuries must be addressed properly by employers

As a Physiotherapist at Konekt Workcare, I commonly deal with clients whose injuries have complexities that lead to extended periods of time off work.  The initial injuries are primarily related...

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A great workplace safety culture looks after all aspects of staff wellbeing

Workplace health and safety encapsulates the mindsets, attitudes, and behaviours of all staff toward safety in the workplace. A great workplace safety culture is inspired by committed leadership who empower...

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Supporting employees in returning to work with a workplace rehabilitation program

Returning to work can be difficult for employees who have been absent from the workplace due to injury or illness. The transition itself is often stressful, but many people also...

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From graduating in occupational therapy to being a senior rehabilitation consultant: Meet Heather

Senior rehabilitation consultant, Heather, joined Konekt as a new graduate after completing studies in occupational therapy. In the three years since joining, Heather has been promoted twice, supported with mentorship...

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From clinical exercise physiology to occupational rehabilitation: Delaney shares her career journey

Delaney is a rehabilitation consultant at Konekt Workcare.  In this video, Delaney talks about her career path from qualifying as a clinical exercise physiologist through, workers compensation and rehabilitation, then...

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Flexible hours, varied locations & work from home: Julia describes work life at APM WorkCare

Julia has been with APM for 8 years, starting as a graduate rehabilitation consultant working on the Australian Defence Force contract, and now working in general occupational rehabilitation as a...

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Graduating from Allied Health studies? Ashlyn shares what it's like to work in Occupational Rehab

Ashlyn has been with APM for 15 years now, having worked in occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, employment services, job capacity assessment and injury management roles with us - it's quite...

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