Acute/Primary injury management:
To provide accurate assessment and appropriate treatment of an injury to maximize recovery. A regional, global and/or functional conditioning program is prescribed depending on the chronicity and needs of the injury.
Average program length 6 weeks.
Comprehensive multi-hour per day programming:
To provide individuals with a long-term disability, who due to the nature of the injury and their duration off of work, require a multi hour, per day program to adequately prepare them to safely return to the work place.
Program length can vary between 4-12 weeks depending on the severity of the injury and the physical demands of the job to which the individual is returning.
Program will include a bio-mechanical assessment and regular treatment, regional and global conditioning, functional conditioning to develop specific work tolerances, job analysis, 1 on 1 client education regarding stages of tissue healing, principles of hurt versus harm and functional model of recovery as well as functional abilities examinations and aerobic assessments at regular intervals to monitor client's progress on program. Individuals can be assessed by a Physiatrist and/or a Psychologist. A medically monitored return to work program can be coordinated if requested.
Regular reports are generated at four week intervals, summarizing care and progress.
Functional Abilities Examinations and Functional Capacity Evaluations:
To assess the client's current capacities or functional abilities relative to the specific job demands of the work place. This can include recommendations to define an appropriate rehabilitation program to improve functional abilities and expedite return to work.
Functional abilities examinations are useful when determining the individual's capabilities at the beginning of treatment and then can quantify whether they are improving. Testing can last from 2 hours for Functional Abilities Examinations and up to 2 days for Functional Capacity Evaluations.
Occupational Therapy Services:
Job Analysis, Physical Demand Analysis, and Personal Care Allowance reviews. Our Occupational Therapist is now also certified in Progressive Goal Attainment or PGAP.
Additional Services Offered:
Consultation and evaluation with a Physiatrist - To ensure correct medical diagnosis and to provide alternate treatment recommendations if required
Consultation with Psychologist - When psycho social issues are suspected to be contributing to decreased functional abilities