Precision Physio is a company made up of many great people who really care about the health and wellbeing of everyone who comes to see us. This high level of care is evident as soon as you meet Petrina Lobo, our great Recovery at Work Partner here at Precision Physio.
In this series, we catch up with the people who make Precision Physio tick and give you an insight into the individuals charged with improving your health!
Meet the Team: Petrina Lobo – Recovery at Work Partner
Q: When did you join Precision Physio
PL: February 2022.
Q: Highlight of your time so far at Precision Physio
PL: The opportunity to lead our R U Ok? day has been my highlight so far, I am passionate about mental health so i’ve enjoyed being able to raise awareness and create a dialogue around this with our teams. I also love that our teams at Precision Physio are honestly the friendliest people I have ever met with genuine care for their clients and each other.
Q: What made you want to become a Recovery at Work Partner
PL: I majored in Psychology and always had an interest in understanding people. With w/comp, it can be complex and a biopsychosocial approach to injury management is necessary, so this really tied in to my personal interests, and my passion for supporting people.
I fell into workers compensation about 17 years ago, moving between an Insurer and Injury Management Coordinator roles representing the Employer. I am outcomes driven so it’s rewarding being able to see through a case supporting clients to achieve agreed goals, and helping injured workers to regain quality of life following their injury.
This role at Precision Physio was exciting for me as it is an innovative role that helps Employers with driving faster RTW outcomes through our teams of Physio’s and Exercise Physiologists, and allows me to share my knowledge and experience from an Employers perspective.
Q: Tell us more about your role
PL: My role is a newly created role which is continuing to expand to the needs of our organisation, and our clients.
My primary focus is supporting our clinicians in management of our compensable cases, improving and enhancing our internal protocols, to support all clients including our Workers, Doctors, Employers, Insurers and Rehabilitation Providers to achieve earlier Recovery at Work Outcomes.
My role also has a focus on learning and development, auditing, business development & client relationship management.
Q: When you’re not working what do you like doing
PL: My creative outlet is in cake decorating, and i’ll use any opportunity to try out new techniques. You’ll otherwise find me with my family, or at Gloria Jeans with an Irish Nut Creme Coffee in hand.
Q: Favourite sports team
PL: Parramatta Eels
Q: Favourite movie or TV show
PL: My Sister’s Keeper, has me in tears every time
Q: Favourite food
PL: I love desserts and have a sweet tooth, waffles & choc lava cake are my go to.
Q: If you’re in charge of music in the clinic, what’s playing
PL: R&B Fridays! I go to all the concerts and some of our younger team members tease me that it shows my age.
Q: Something not many people know about you
PL: My hair is actually curly. I used to iron my hair on an ironing board in school, but fortunately now have a safer option, my hair straightener.
Petrina Lobo works across all Precision Physio clinics. If you would like more information about working with Petrina, or feel you might benefit from a session with any of the Precision Physio team, you can either come into our clinics, or work with us online.
How Do I Book An Appointment?
We’re taking the health of our clients, members and staff very seriously and our preference would be for you to call to book an appointment so that we can make sure to explain our approach to keeping you safe. You can call any of these numbers to schedule a session:
- Precision Physio Concord: 02 9736 3950
- Precision Physio St Marys: 02 9623 2220
- Precision Physio Mt Druitt: 02 9188 2552
Evolving with the current environment, we are also now offering online appointments, meaning that we can support anyone who is unable to leave their home. Sessions are done via our state of the art Telehealth system and as long as you have a laptop or tablet with an inbuilt camera, or a phone with camera, we can help!
To learn more about online consultations, please call us on any of the numbers listed above.