The Rehabilitation Continuum
Out-Patient Clinic Therapy **
An individualized therapy program performed at a convenient clinic that is focused on return to work goals during the acute and sub-acute recovery phase. Our clinicians ask the appropriate questions from day one regarding current work status, and concentrate on functional status. By doing so, our clinicians are able to identify factors contributing to the injury, take remedial action to mitigate re-injury, and apply appropriate early intervention disability management and prevention strategies.
Work Conditioning Program **
At the appropriate phase of healing, an individualized conditioning program can be developed focused on regaining optimal function and return to work. A custom program is established combining active physical conditioning and job simulation tasks. This service is justified when there is a vocational goal (job title), but the injured worker does not have to the option to perform transitional work duties in a specific job.
Transitional Work-Site Therapy **
This consists of productive work and therapeutic activities at the work site to assist the injured worker with work restrictions in progressing to FULL DUTY in a targeted job. Therapeutic activities may include progressive conditioning, training in safe work practices, periodic re-assessments of work restrictions, job modification assistance and care conferences with all concerned parties.
** The supervising therapist provides regular updates of the worker’s functional progress based on objective tests and measurements to all concerned parties in order to obtain appropriate case resolution.