Rehabilitation & Other Therapies
Aurora Occupational Rehabilitation offers personalized, cost-effective services, ranging from prevention and wellness to rehabilitation of injured workers with the goal of returning the employee to work.
Our experienced clinicians also can provide onsite ergonomic assessments to assist with injury prevention, develop pre-placement, post-offer functional tests, or provide recommendations regarding reasonable accommodation for ADA compliance.
Our work programs are designed to address the physical, and cultural needs of the individual to achieve maximum independent functioning in a vocation and a full return to work. We provide highly structured, goal oriented and individualized occupational therapy programs to transition workers through the process from acute care, back to work.
A team including occupational and physical therapists work with the physician on specialized programs for the injured worker. Many of Aurora BayCare's therapists have completed advanced training in occupational topics such as ergonomics, functional capacity evaluations, and evaluation and treatment of the injured worker.
Individualized treatment functional capacity evaluations
A functional capacity evaluation determines an injured worker's maximum physical and functional capabilities objectively and comprehensively.
During a 3-4 hour time period, endurance and consistency are measured through sustained performance in response to broadly defined work activities. Through this testing we can objectively evaluate the individual's level of effort and true functional limitations. This test also measures positional tolerance, flexibility, whole body strength, body mechanics, work behaviors and relevant work tasks.
A functional capacity evaluation can provide the physician with information to:
Work conditioning program
Work conditioning is a 2-4 week personalized return-to-work program. Included are an evaluation of each person's work environment, simulated work activities, exercise and education, all focusing on the goal of returning employees to work.
The work conditioning evaluation and program include:
The benefits of the program include:
Comprehensive care provided
Cumulative Trauma Education - An educational group
session, usually on-site, that instructs employees in prevention and
management of cumulative trauma injuries. Educational sessions can be
tailored to specific needs identified, for example, office ergonomics,
fitness, stress management, etc.
Spine Rehabilitation Program - A treatment program,
usually consisting of education, stretches, strengthening and home
exercises, to restore function of an injured back, empower the injured
employee to manage back problems and prevent re-injury.
ADA Consulting - Guidance regarding ADA issues,
particularly regarding to reasonable accommodations and workplace
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