Industrial Health Services
Our services are designed to increase workplace safety through Education, Preparation, Wellness and Rehabilitation. We focus on injury prevention, but also have the expertise to help injured workers recover more quickly.
Employees receive training in how to fit the work to the worker and best utilize their bodies to perform their work tasks. Improving workplace ergonomics helps reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders though decreasing at risk behaviors and body positions.
Injury Prevention Education
Knowing the “WHY” is important to employees when changing a potential injury risk behavior. Injury Prevention Education answers the “WHY” by tying together ergonomics with anatomy and physiology to explain the importance of developing safe work habits.
Month Health Topics
Employees receive information through presentations, handouts, and other means on topics relevant to injury prevention, general health and wellness, and current “hot” topics.
Ready for Work Warm-Up
We work with employers to implement a pre-shift warm-up program consisting of stretching and movement patterns that prepare employees for the physical tasks of their job.
New Hire Training
We help facilitate the development of safe work practices of new employees. Reinforcing proper technique early in a new hire’s employment can lower their risk of musculoskeletal injuries occurring due to the development of bad work place habits.
Job Demands Analysis
We examine and quantify the specific physical demands required to perform a given job within an organization. This information is used to create accurate, objective, and reliable job descriptions.
Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET)
By utilizing the job demands analysis we create and administer a testing procedure to assess if an individual is physically capable of performing a specific job to proactively minimize the risk of injury.
Non-Recordable Discomfort Management
Many forms of employee discomfort can be managed by our healthcare professionals within the OSHA guidelines for first aid that do not result in a recordable injury. Early intervention is key to preventing discomfort from becoming a recordable injury. Not only does this service reduce recordable injury rates, but productivity increases when employees are working at their optimal physical abilities without discomfort.
Injury/Illness Preventative Screenings
Preventative screenings look to identify areas of physical limitations that can be addressed through our strength and conditioning programs. We offer a number of different injury preventative screenings to meet the needs of your employees.
Strength and Conditioning Programs
Healthy employees who exercise regularly may reduce the number of sick days, improve productivity, and reduce long term health issues and disease. No matter the industry, our experts can be advocates in helping employees improve their overall health and wellness. Programs can be specific to the individual or company wide.
Individualized Physical Therapy
We offer a comprehensive approach to Physical Therapy for the injured worker. Research shows that a quick recovery from an injury and return to work lead to better outcomes for the employee and employer. Our goal is always to help the injured worker recover as quickly and safely as possible. Our team of experts utilizes the most recent evidence-based skills to help an injured worker reach their goals and return to work.
Work Conditioning is a highly structured, goal-oriented and individualized intervention program designed to return the employee to work. Work Conditioning utilizes the employees job description or job demands analysis to create a program that bridges the gap between Physical Therapy and return to work. Following the successful completion of a Work Conditioning program, the injured worker will be better positioned to return to work physically ready to resume their normal work responsibilities. (learn more here)
Hybrid Conditioning Program
This program combines Physical Therapy interventions with the Work Conditioning Program. Injured workers avoid overall body deconditioning while still maintaining focus on the specific treatment of the injured body part. This combined approach has been successful in getting the injured worker back to work safely. Diagnoses including post-surgical patients, post-concussion management and reoccuring work injuries have had great success with this program.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)
A functional capacity evaluation’s primary purpose is to evaluate a person’s ability to participate in work. The FCE process assesses the individual’s health status and evaluates an individual’s capacity to perform work activities related to his or her participation in employment.