Robert Bowden, Director of Xtra AgedCare and Xtra HomeCare
Robert Bowden is the Director of Xtra AgedCare and Xtra HomeCare, (part of the WorkXtra Group) and is a Physiotherapist who completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia.
Xtra AgedCare and Xtra HomeCare specialise in aged care physiotherapy and occupational therapy services and Robert’s vision in establishing the company’s objective of providing a new level of collaborative care has been pivotal to its ongoing success. Robert has developed a package of additional services that have helped the company grow to now have a national footprint. These services include comprehensive ACFI analyses, manual handling training and wellness initiatives for staff.
Robert published a workplace research report titled “Psychosocial Safety Climate in Job Stress and Work Related Injury: Observations of the Australian Aged Care Industry” which used physiotherapy and psychological interventions to improve organisations’ culture, and reduce injuries, sick leave and staff turnover. Robert is regularly invited by industry associations to conduct education sessions on ACFI and Wellness in the Workplace, as well as running Manual Handling and Risk Management programs for companies around Australia.
Robert believes in instilling the core WorkXtra Values to all staff, as well as incorporating them in every client interaction. These values have established Xtra AgedCare as Australia’s Leading Allied Health Care team.