Industrial Rehabilitation

Functional Capacity Evaluation
Comprehensive battery of performance based tests that is used commonly to determine ability for work, activities of daily living, or leisure activities.

Work Hardening Program
Work hardening is a highly structured, goal oriented, individualized treatment program designed to maximize the person’s ability to return to work. Work hardening programs are multidisciplinary in nature with the capability of addressing the functional, physical, behavioral, and vocational needs of the person served. Work hardening provides a transition between the initial injury management and return to work, while addressing the issues of productivity, safety, physical tolerance, and work behavior. Work hardening programs use real or simulated work conditions in a relevant work environment in conjunction with physical conditioning tasks if necessary.

Ergonomic Assessments
Is a physical therapist’s or other specialist’s evaluation of a workplace and its furnishings, tools, and tasks in relation to the physical abilities of the worker. It is also known as work activities evaluation and treatment.