After a disabling injury, returning to the workplace quickly is often an important goal — for the worker, the employer and the insurer. Our Work Injury Program bridges the gap between rehabilitation and actual return to work. We often work with employers and case managers to use actual job materials in the rehabilitation process.
Our Work Injury Program is designed to accommodate injured workers from a variety of job settings, including manufacturing, retail, service, technical and professional positions.
Work conditioning can provide the means for an injured worker to meet the critical demands of a job by incorporating progressive work simulation, aerobic conditioning, strengthening exercises, instruction on correct body mechanics and lifting techniques, and a home exercise program. Work conditioning is an individualized, goal-oriented, rehabilitative program that maximize a person’s ability to safely return to work by:
Establishing goals in relation to specific critical job tasks
Developing and maintaining adequate strength in the injured area
Developing and maintaining adequate strength in associated structures
Establishing necessary range of motion in critical areas
Providing for sufficient aerobic capacity to perform job tasks
In Work Simulation, our goal is to restore sufficient function to allow a safe return to work, activities of daily living, or leisure activities. Our first task is educating the patient on safe lifting techniques and normal body posture. The progressive increase of work simulation activities results in improved strength and confidence in the injured worker.
We are one of the only facilities in the area with an outside climbing station, which provides firefighters, tree service/forestry and utility workers with an enhanced environment to better prepare for the risks of working in the elements at heights of up to 15 feet. We also have indoor ladders in standard and vertical positions to allow utility and railroad employees the challenge of climbing straight up and down.