Work Injury Management
Creative Rehab provides a complete Work Injury Management Program that focuses on returning you to work safely and efficiently. This allows for decreased frustration, reduced time off work and prevention of future injuries. Our therapists work to provide comprehensive treatment that encompasses the whole body in a functional approach. Creative Rehab’s functional, whole body philosophy allows us to treat patients more effectively and individualize our treatment plans. Our patients only see licensed physical therapists that focus on your specific work requirements and body limitations.
Work Related Acute Injury Physical Therapy
If a work related injury occurs, our therapists are skilled at addressing the acute injury, preparing the injured worker for work activities and promoting safety and body mechanics to assist in injury prevention. From the start of care, our staff focuses on what the patient needs to return to work. By involving work requirements in treatments from the beginning, we are able to efficiently return the patient back to work safely and prepared to perform at a high capacity.
Return to work safely and efficiently.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
The FCE is a physical performance test that provides objective data on an individual’s strength, range of motion, endurance, and activity tolerance. These measurements help quantify physical ability and limitations. By identifying physical limitations we are able to provide work restriction recommendations and develop a plan of care to facilitate return to work. The test typically lasts 4 hours and can be customized to better test work demands. The results are compared to normative data in similar jobs and activities performed. Therapists can then identify an individual’s limitations and deficits related to the worker’s specific job.
Work Conditioning sessions can last between one to four hours based on need for three to five days a week. Therapists design programs to develop strengthening, flexibility, pacing, endurance, and correct body mechanics specifically for your physical limitations and job requirements. Programs progress into job simulation to ensure a safe and effective return to work through proper job skills training. An on-site job analysis may be performed if needed to ensure accurate job simulation. The goal of our Work Conditioning program is to safely and effectively assist an injured worker in a rapid return to work.
Job Site Analysis
Our professionals are able to evaluate your work environment when needed to identify specific considerations that will help an injured worker’s return to work and support safety initiatives for injury prevention. The on-site evaluation includes measurements and observations of work positions, postures and physical demands including but not limited to work levels for lifting weights, work satiations, repetitive movements, tools used and sustained/dynamic postures required to complete the work. After evaluating the job requirements on site, therapists can more specifically develop a return to work program and/or provide recommendations for job modifications based on ergonomic principles to maximize safety and support injury prevention.