Michele Laing is a consultant Occupational Health Physiotherapist based in Christchurch, working primarily in local businesses and also throughout New Zealand.
She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation (Distinction).
Known as an independent health professional who can connect with parties negatively affected by health issues, Michele is engaged by commercial and industrial businesses, insurance and case management companies.
Michele manages a wide range of issues including questions of health-related work absenteeism, work capacity, task analysis, rehabilitation to work, injury data analysis, pain and discomfort reports. Each calls for a range of approaches and skills.
Michele’s priority is to help prevent and to manage medical issue absenteeism: work incapacity due to injury or illness (including mental health). The benefit for employers is the prevention of: loss of revenue, disruption to team work and routines, lower productivity, potential additional cost of replacement staff, and loss of key skills.