Suburban Physical Therapy

Brecksville: 440.746.1730

Twinsburg: 330.963.2920



Millside Shopping Centre
8803 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
Phone: 440.746.1730
Fax: 440.746.1732

New Location as of August 2017!

2132 Case Parkway North, Ste. A
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Phone: 330.963.2920
Fax: 330.963.2921

Work Injuries

Specialized care for Work Comp injuries

Work-related injuries can be devastating to the injured worker and his or her family. That’s why the skilled and highly experienced physical therapists at Suburban Physical Therapy developed a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation work injury treatment program.

Occupational injury rehabilitation

For patients who have been injured on the job, we implement manual physical therapy techniques, exercise and modalities to speed return to work. Our therapists assess work duties and provide exercises that simulate workplace requirements.

Ergonomic safety study

An ergonomic study is an analysis of how a worker responds when performing a task in relation to the work environment. Our Certified Professional Ergonomist reviews the impact of injury on the worker’s job performance to:

  • Identify risks for work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Establish physical qualifications for safe job performance
  • Recommend job modifications that enable you to work safely and productively within specified work abilities



Functional capacity evaluation

The functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is an extensive evaluation that analyzes your ability to perform tasks such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, squatting, kneeling, ladder and stair climbing, overhead reaching, crawling and bending activities. We provide detailed results to your physician and case manager. Your physician will use your FCE to determine if you are ready to return to work and any restrictions.

Workability fitness screen

This is an objective, post-offer screen for workers entering physically demanding jobs to:

  • Identify pre-existing conditions for work injury claims
  • Assess functional abilities and job compatibility
  • Teach proper lifting mechanics or preventive exercise

Workability injury assessment (WIA)

We perform this post-injury assessment at the work site during the acute or sub-acute phase of recovery. We evaluate your compatibility with job demands and the need for transitional work or therapy activities to expedite your return to full duty. Assessment includes:

  • Review of claim circumstances, subjective complaints and functional job demands
  • Evaluation of objective neuromuscular findings that support claims allowances
  • Testing of worker restrictions related to lifting, agility and dexterity

A WIA helps prevent unnecessary lost-time or restricted-duty days. Referral should be considered when the physician will not release the worker to modified duty, the worker reports difficulty with assigned transitional work duties or the worker has not progressed back to full duty within a reasonable time period.

Work conditioning program

This individualized therapy program focuses on helping the injured worker regain optimal function and return to work through physical conditioning and job simulation tasks.

Our work injury patients come to us from Brecksville and Solon in Cuyahoga County, OH and Twinsburg, Hudson and Macedonia in Summit County. Get relief from pain and regain your active life. Trust Suburban Physical Therapy for personalized, hands-on physical therapy. Call 440.746.1730 in Brecksville or 330.963.2920 in Twinsburg to schedule your appointment. You can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with one of our PT specialists.