This article, based on a case study that was submitted as part of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics’ (ACPOHE) registered
membership process, will help demonstrate specific considerations when dealing with the working age population in a private practice setting. It encourages focus on work factors,
using “work” as an outcome measure. It will cover how to have specific work conversations, how to obtain consent from an occupational health perspective and how to apply a
biopsychosocial approach, outcome measures and functional testing relevant to the patient’s job role. This will inform an “evidence-based” approach, facilitate successful return
to work and improve overall patient outcomes.