4.5.16 Gym & swimming programs

Gym and swimming programs are exercise programs that are developed and monitored by a healthcare provider for a worker to perform independently in a gym and/or pool for the purpose of rehabilitation. Programs are for a fixed duration, generally three months.

The Agent can pay the reasonable costs of a gym and/or swimming program when required as the result of a work-related An injury/disease is work related if it arose out of or in the course of employment and the scope of employment. injury or illness with:

Gym and swimming programs will not be funded when a person's functional condition has stabilised. Workers are expected to fund their ongoing maintenance program.


See: Policy for Gym & Swimming Programs

The policy includes:

  • what WorkSafe will pay for
  • information required for approval.
Fee schedule

WorkSafe publish a fee schedule for the maximum payment rates for programs.

See: Fee Schedule for Gym & Swimming Programs

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