Lucy Karvonen, Return to Work Consultant

Lucy Karvonen
Recovery and Return to Work Consultant

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Explain Pain trained
Mental Health First Aid trained
Return to Work Coordinator trained


Optimum health is a key driver for Lucy who supports clients to achieve their return to work goals through educating and involving them in their rehabilitation, increasing their investment in their own wellbeing.

Lucy’s work in health care and case management, both locally and overseas, in addition to skills in aged care and community, has given her broad and varied experience when it comes to client-centred care. She encourages and supports clients through setting attainable return to work plans and programs which promote best possible outcomes for the individual.

As a qualified physiotherapist, Lucy combines her knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning to further direct her return to work objectives. This affords her excellent insight into the most effective methods for each client to facilitate recovery and return to work as well as aiding development of the most suitable graduated return to work schedules, exercise programs and exercise prescription. Additionally, Lucy’s empathic approach and understanding of the psychological impacts of physical injury enable her to bring a truly holistic approach to health care. Lucy’s knowledge in this field is sought-after for peer-to-peer reviews and recommendations, as well as in cases involving orthopaedic rehabilitation and post-operative and ongoing case coordination.

Lucy provides continuing case management and worksite assessments. She is especially interested in client education as an important aspect of her work and incorporates this where applicable, particularly regarding pain education and individual worksite/manual handling education.

Lucy’s exceptional rapport-building skills engender sound working relationships with all parties and enhance her work with clients by collaborative promotion of realistic goals and sustainable results.

A motivated and positive consultant, Lucy truly listens to her clients and champions their recovery from injury or illness.

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