Author Archives: Tasworkdoc

About Tasworkdoc

As an occupational physician in private medical practice in Hobart, Tasmania - the southernmost state of Australia, I see workers referred by their general practitioners with various types of work-related injuries and diseases. These are mostly musculoskeletal injuries, both of traumatic and gradual onset as well as various associated psychological disorders. With interaction with patients for treatment and providing advice about rehabilitation, I have the opportunity, first-hand, to observe interactions between individual patients and compensation systems. I also conduct independent medical assessments, including impairment assessments for musculoskeletal injuries and asbestos-related disease compensation. This provides another perspective of workers within compensation systems.

Quintner & Elvey – The Neurogenic Hypothesis of RSI

There is continuing controversy about the pathophysiological basis of what has been widely labelled ‘RSI’, the terminology that remains in common usage in Australia. As an occupational physician who often sees these conditions in my clinical practice,  I had considered that … Continue reading

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Why T.I.P.S.?

In every facet of modern life humans are interfacing with technology. Many people earn their living operating computers or utilising other electronic devices including smart phones, tablet computers and various other devices. Recreational use of such devices is increasing as … Continue reading

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