Rotator cuff syndrome_ effects, psychosocial and return to work barriers

Published on 13 Dec 2018

Woman with rotator cuff injury

Rotator Cuff Syndrome (RCS) is a commonly reported work-related injury.

RCS pathology and symptoms present differently between individuals and can result in different functional limitations and barriers to returning to work, impacting on recovery timeframes and suitable duties plans. 

Ashlyn Dyer, APM WorkCare QLD State Manager, noted this to be a frequent condition that many found difficult to manage in a return to work setting.

Eager to de-mystify some of the best ways to manage this condition in an efficient, successful and durable return to work plan, Ashlyn completed a literature review on this topic as part of her Graduate Certificate in OHS in 2016.

Ashlyn's review confirmed early intervention, positive participation from all stakeholders and appropriate suitable duties are necessary for a successful return to work.

The literature review was published in the latest edition of the 2018 World Safety Journal. You can access the full article here.

Ashlyn has worked for APM for over 12 years and is passionate about the benefits of occupational rehabilitation and the Health Benefits of Good Work.

Congratulations Ashlyn of the publication of your article, highlighting the value in keeping up to date with contemporary literature and research!