INJURY MANAGEMENT & TREATMENT
Early Intervention & Rehabilitation are Essential Parts of Injury Recovery
Return to Work Programs:
The “Return to Work” Program (RTW) evaluates the steps required for an employee to return to a productive and safe employment. A RTW program develops a joint plan between the client, his employer, the health care provider, the case manager (or union) and rehabilitation services. RTW program will set milestones for the client to achieve until he/she reaches the final goal of returning to the pre-injury employment. The RTW program will identify the actions required to achieve these goals within reasonable time frames. Finally it will identify coordinate the client’s health care needs to ensure continued medical and rehabilitation needs are met.
Work Hardening & Conditioning Evaluations:
The Work Hardening & Conditioning Evaluation program (WHCE) is specifically designed to reproduce movements the client used in his/her work environment. The goal is to teach the client proper body mechanics, and to strengthen the muscles that the client uses predominantly at work. The WHCE will provide the client with goals to return to his/her pre-injury employment.
Work Site Visits:
The purpose of the worksite visit is to maximize an employer’s ability to manage the client’s disability in the workplace. Consulting services help the work team to manage any risks that the client may encounter in the work environment. Cost varies according on the location and the job description.
Home Site Visits:
The purpose is to provide complete in-home assessments. The visit will assess housekeeping, caregiving, and attendant care needs for clients with varying musculoskeletal injuries and deficits. The report will prescribe and educate the client on assistive devices, ADL equipment and energy conservation principles.
- Driver’s physical examinations
- Pre-employment medical examination
For best recovery from injury Medical Legal Assessments are usually combined with physiotherapy or chiropractic treatments.
Talk to one of the staff members in the Rehabilitation Department
Call | 403.241-3529 for more information