Specialized Care for Injured Workers
At Suburban Physical Therapy, we understand how devastating work-related injuries can be, to both the injured worker and to his or her family. Our highly-skilled physical therapists have developed a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation/work injury treatment program, which focuses on:
- TREATMENT: evaluate and treat injured workers with occupational injury rehabilitation, so that they may return to work as quickly, safely, and productively as possible
- EDUCATION: evaluate and educate to reduce or eliminate the risk of re-injury
- PREVENTION: help prevent injuries in the workplace
Prevent Injuries with the Workability Fitness Screen
The workability fitness screen, an objective, post-offer screen for workers entering physically demanding jobs, can help to reduce the risk of workplace injury by:
- Identifying pre-existing conditions for work injury claims
- Assessing functional abilities and job compatibility
- Teaching proper lifting mechanics or preventive exercise
Treat Injuries with Occupational Injury Rehabilitation
When patients have been injured on the job they are often anxious to return, however, simply providing physical therapy and sending them on their way isn’t enough. Our therapists begin by employing a combination of manual physical therapy techniques, exercise, and modalities to help speed patients’ return to work.
In addition to treating the injury, and just as importantly, our therapists also assess their patients’ work duties and provide exercises that simulate the physical requirements of the workplace. This helps to ensure that patients are not only healed, but they are strengthened and prepared for the specific requirements of their job, before they return to work.
Treat Injuries with 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.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
The functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is an extensive evaluation that analyzes an individual’s 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 the physician and case manager. The physician will use the FCE to determine readiness to return to work, and to identify any restrictions or accommodations needed.
Doctors, patients and employers trust Suburban Physical Therapy to provide specialized care for injured workers. If you are ready to relieve your pain, we are ready to help. To schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists, please call our Brecksville office at (440) 746-1730, or call the Twinsburg office at (330) 963-2920, or submit an appointment request online. Same-day appointments may be available, so please call the office of your choice if you wish to be seen today.