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NorthCoast Rehab provides Medico Legal Assessments and Reports for solicitors, insurers and other parties to assist in determining the impact of an injury on a person's life and functional ability in home, work and community-based tasks.

The Occupational Therapy Assessment report addresses the questions posed in the instructions and analysis of function in areas such as:

  • Personal care
  • Domestic duties
  • Vocational ability
  • Educational & training needs
  • Capacity to care for others (eg. dependents, children)
  • Community access ( eg. driving, transport)
  • Living skills (eg. ability to manage own affairs)
  • Ability to engage in leisure activities
  • Where applicable, consideration is given to past and/or future requirements (eg. gratuitous care prognosis, changes to circumstances, ageing and care).

Recommendations are provided and aimed at maximising a person's level of functional independence. Recommendations may include:

  • Intervention: Future therapy, treatment and/ or rehabilitation needs.
  • Equipment: Adaptive aids or equipment including type, cost, supply, maintenance and replacement of equipment.
  • Environmental Modifications: Access, accommodation requirements, home modifications and options.
  • Transport: Vehicle modifications and requirements, transport funding or licensing.
  • Care Requirements: Type of care (eg. domestic assistance, attendant care, nursing care) hours, cost and suppliers.

Our Services

Pre-employment Screenings
pre-employment assessments  

Screenings are invaluable for success in employee selection.

Return to Work Programs
return to work programs  

Returning injured workers to work safely following a workplace injury or illness.

Medico-Legal Assessments

Legal injury analysis and expert occupational opinion.

Workplace Injury Management & Prevention
workplace injury and management  

Prevention of injuries & management of safe return to work programs of injured workers.

Driving Assessments
driving assessments  

Assessment of injured persons to determine capability of driving a vehicle.

Vocational Assessments
vocational assessment  

Analysing an injured worker's current skills, experience and providing advice on potential job options.

Ergonomic Assessments
ergonomic assessment  

Injury prevention assessment in the workplace, setup and training.

Home Assessments
home assessments  

Identifying and removing barriers in the workplace and home for people with disability.

Functional Capacity Evaluations
functional capacity evaluations  

Assessing objective information relevant to the determination of feasibility for employment.