Patients that suffer from work-related injuries may meet the treatment goals of physical therapy but may not return to work due to deconditioning (being out of shape).
Work conditioning programs, which often simulate the demands of a given job description, are designed to help patients with the following:
- Recover their strength
- Improve endurance
- Increase flexibility & mobility
- Improve cardiorespiratory fitness
Goals of the Program:
- To return the worker back to work through individualized therapeutic interventions.
- To assist case managers, adjusters and safety managers in reducing lost work days.
In our work injury therapy program, we perform Functional Capacity Evaluations, Return to Work Evaluations and Work Conditioning Training.
Personalized interventions are also provided to decrease the odds of re-injury upon return work.
Typically, these programs consist of personalized, full-body, intensive training with a focus on the activities that are similar to the physical demands required by a particular category of employment.
To learn more about our work conditioning program, please give us a call.