Worksteps

Entry Points

Prevention:
  • Functional Job Analysis
  • Ergonomics
  • Pre-Work Screening
  • Cumulative Trauma Prevention
Injured worker treatment:
  • Acute Physical Therapy to treat injury
  • Work Conditioning/Work Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Job Analysis
  • Medical/Legal Credibility
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FCE’S – WORKWELL/ISERNHAGEN

  • Fast Track return to work
  • 2 day Test, 1 day testing available in certain cases
  • Extensive Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Comparison of the Worker to the Work
  • Suggestions for return to work, modifications and transitional work as indicated
  • Quick report turnaround
  • Determines safe maximums or sub maximum effort and self limiting behavior
  • Experienced in deposition and court testimony

PRE-WORK SCREENING – WORKSTEPS TESTING

  • Thorough Medical History
  • Extensive Musculoskeletal Exam
  • Dynamic Lifting
  • Job specific testing
  • Job Site analysis performed if applicable

ACUTE INTERVENTION FOR THE INJURED WORKER

  • Back School
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Functional exercises and tasks to assist in return to work
  • Communication and coordination with a team approach between the PT, the referring physician, occupational medicine/industry physician, case manager, adjuster, vocational rehabilitation counselor and employer as indicated

Work Conditioning

  • Exercises combined with body mechanics training during work simulated lifts and tasks, performed with supervision by Physical Therapist for safe performance
  • 3-5x a week
  • 2-4 hours per session