Facts about industrial rehabilitation
- According to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 24% of workers experience work injuries at some point in their mid-careers.
- Work injuries are common and account for 30% of medically treated injuries in the US
- During the years of 2002-2006, a total of $85.9 billion were spent on office-based, outpatient, emergency department, and inpatient services for workplace injuries.
- Research evidenced that education and counseling on pain management, physical activity, and exercise could significantly decrease the number of days that people with low back pain injury are off work.
- Job Function Descriptions.
- Injury Prevention Ergonomics
- Injury Prevention Fitness and Conditioning
- Injury Prevention Education
Return to Work
- Functional Treatment, Acute or Subacute
- Work Conditioning/Work Hardening
- Job Modification or Job Coaching (onsite)
- A work related, intensive, goal-oriented treatment program specifically designed to restore an individual’s systemic, neuromusculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary functions. The objective of the work conditioning program is to restore the injured employee’s physical capacity and function for return to work.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
- A comprehensive battery of performance-based tests that are commonly used to determine ability for work, activities of daily living, or leisure activities.
Physical Impairment Evaluation
- A physician-referred and usually part of physician’s independent medical examination to obtain an objective evaluation of the injured employee’s health.
- OSHA-compliant ergonomics analysis in the industrial, healthcare, and office workplace.
- Identify potential hazards that contribute to the development of employee’s musculoskeletal disorders.
- Delivering practical solutions for risk reduction and increased employee productivity.