When injured workers meet established short- and long-term goals via physical therapy or hand/occupational therapy but are unable to return to work due to remaining functional deficits or deconditioning, they may benefit from a higher level of therapeutic intervention designed specifically with a primary goal of returning to work. Injured workers who benefit most from these programs are usually at least 30 days out from their injury and have a medium or higher physical demand category job to return to. These are full body intensive conditioning programs that focus on work simulation activities to get injured workers back to work.
A highly structured, goal-oriented, individualized intervention program designed to return the empoloyee to work. Our work hardening programs are multidisciplinary in nature and utilize real or simulated work activites designed to restore physical, behavioral, and vocational functions. Work hardening addresses the issues of productivity , safety, physical tolerances, and worker behaviors.
An intensive, goal-oriented conditioning program designed to restore neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function including strength, power, endurance, joint mobility, ROM, motor control, cardiovascular endurance, and functional abilities. The primary objective of the work conditioning program is to restore physical capacity and function to enable the injured worker to return to his or her pre-injury job.
Work Hardening and Conditioning