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WORK INJURY REHABILITATION

Active Physical Therapy Work Injury Rehabilitation offers:

Injury Prevention
   Work site analysis
   Pre-placement screening
   Prevention education:

              
Back school and lifting techniques
               Biomechanics and posture training
               Repetitive injury prevention

Early Intervention
   
Immediate care - same day treatment
   Expeditious treatment results in lower costs -
   Expensive diagnostic tests avoided

   Patient education to resolve fears
      and initiate responsible self care

Acute Rehabilitation
   Early resolution of the problem
   Surgery prevention
   Independent care program initiated

Work Conditioning/Hardening
   Readiness to return to the previous level of function
   Sports medicine analogous conditioning
      Treatment specific to the physical demands of the job
   Independent/Self care program solidified


Injury Prevention services are designed to reduce the incidence of suspected or discovered work injuries.

Early Intervention offers immediate treatment, injury protection and the patient is given instructions in self treatment.

Acute Rehabilitation promotes healing with the use of modalities, orthopedic supports/ splinting and manual therapy. In the Acute Rehabilitation phase, therapeutic exercise is gradually progressed and the patient takes part in an educational series.

Work Conditioning emphasizes functional restoration and less emphasis is placed on modalities and manual therapy. Patient's are weaned off of "passive" treatment as quickly as possible, independence is promoted and the patients are directed to take responsibility for their own health.


INJURY PREVENTION

  • Job analysis
  • Ergonomic work-site analysis
  • Employee education programs
  • Orthopedic supports/splinting as necessary
  • Applied body mechanics evaluation and instruction
  • Pre-placement screens

EARLY INTERVENTION

  • Treatment on the day of injury available
  • Patient education initiated - Instructions in injury protection and self treatment
  • Orthopedic supports/splinting as necessary
  • Applied body mechanics evaluation and instruction

ACUTE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

  • Work injury problem is evaluated and present state of dysfunction objectively assessed
  • Follow-up telephone conversation on the same day to assess subjective response to treatment
  • Evaluation report sent to the referring physician

WORK CONDITIONING

  • Candidates are in a subacute state of injury and able to tolerate progressive exercise training
  • Definite return to work plan established
  • Return to prior levels of function goal achieved
  • Independent/Self care program solidified