Work conditioning is a structured, goal-oriented and individualized treatment program designed to maximize a person's ability to return to work. Activities focus on physical and occupational needs. Treatment uses real or simulated conditions to effectively reproduce functional re-training for work activities.
RehabWorks Industrial Rehabilitation Services is a structured and goal-oriented program designed to help people identify work capacities, regain functional skills and return to work after an injury.
Whether you are looking to prevent worksite accidents before they occur or help an employee recover and get back to work faster after an injury, the RehabWorks Industrial Rehabilitation Program will fit your needs.
Our services are provided by highly qualified therapists and ergonomic specialists, and they can help you meet a variety of goals:
- Reduced workers' compensation expense
- Reduced lost-time costs
- Improved employee morale
- Increased productivity
- Prevention of employee injury
- Minimized litigation risk
- Faster return of injured employees to work
These preventive assessments provide objective data on an employee's physical capabilities and help identify the need for additional education and/or intervention. This tool is ideal for post-hire, non-injured individuals.
Accurate job descriptions are the foundation of a successful risk management program and a valuable tool for determining a "modified" or "graded" return to work. This service identifies critical job demands and the skills and capabilities needed by the worker to provide trained, objective data for job description design. We focus on accurately identifying essential functions and physical demands of each job.
RehabWorks therapists provide a one-on-one assessment of the design of a client's workstations and the associated job responsibilities, including suggested accommodations and modifications for injured workers.
RehabWorks identifies your company's specific risk factors and reasonable plans for intervention, and helps establish a workplace ergonomics program to monitor and manage risks in the work environment. These evaluations also involve training of employees and supervisors on basic techniques for injury prevention; the design and modification of workstations to reduce risk of injury; and an on-site job analysis of essential functions.
Employees are tested for the physical demands of the job before they begin work. Employers who use pre-employment/post-offer screenings report a 50 to 70 percent reduction in work-related injury costs. These screenings are comprehensive and include musculoskeletal assessments and lift task assessments.
Upper quadrant testing is a battery of tests that focus on the upper extremities and cervical region in order to identify a post-offer candidate that may have pre-existing signs and symptoms that place them at a significant medical risk in the performance of repetitive upper extremity tasks.