Industrial rehabilitation is a type of rehabilitation program aimed at the prevention and reduction of work-related injuries, the evaluation and treatment of the injured worker and return of injured worker to productive employment safely, efficiently, and as soon as possible. Here at Atlas Physical Therapy we have several options for employers including pre-employment testing.
At Atlas Physical Therapy we offer WorkSTEPS' content-valid functional employment testing which includes pre-employment post-offer testing, post-employment fit-for-duty testing, return-to-work fit-for-duty, and functional capacity evaluations (FCE) post-injury. We take great pride in offering individualized functional employment tests for every stage of employment and injury management. Our tests are specifically-designed to match a worker's functional capabilities with the essential functions of the job.
Physical Capacity Profile- PCP
Atlas Physical Therapy also offers post offer employment testing through the PCP system & provides employers with definitive answers to often unanswerable questions. The PCP system is designed to assist employers in preventing work place injuries by properly matching their employees' physical abilities to their new job. Utilizing state-of-the-art, proprietary software, the PCP machine completes a collection of multiple strength measurements in as little as 30 minutes with results available to employers within minutes.
Patients that suffer from work-related injuries may meet the treatment goals of physical therapy but cannot 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 fitnes
- 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.