Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework (EIPF)

A service model which incentivises early treatment by physiotherapists.


What is the EIPF framework?

The Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework (EIPF) is a service model that recognises the importance of early treatment in facilitating return to work and return to health outcomes.

Any physiotherapist can enroll in EIPF by completing the required online training modules and signing a declaration to provide services in line with the WorkSafe Victoria developed Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services.

This framework is a set of guiding principles intended to support healthcare professionals in their treatment of an injury through:

  • measurement and demonstration of the effectiveness of treatment
  • adoption of a biopsychosocial approach
  • empower the injured person to manage their injury
  • implementing goals focused on optimising function, participation and return to work
  • base treatment on best available research evidence.

Note: WorkSafe Victoria expects that all health professionals providing services to workers will integrate the principles of the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services into their daily practice.

How to join EIPF

Important information to know and understand