Physical Therapy Services

Industrial Rehabilitation

Pre-Employment Screenings

A comprehensive test to ensure that perspective applicants can meet your designated job requirements.

Testing includes:

  • Aerobic Capacity – YMCA step protocol
  • Lift Tests – for weight requirements and body mechanics for safety
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation – All clients undergo this evaluation, which assesses full body function, upon entrance into the program. The goal is to match physical dysfunction from this evaluation with findings on the Functional Capacity Evaluation (see description below). The musculoskeletal evaluation looks specifically at strength, posture, flexibility, gait, sensation, and reflexes.

While the evaluating therapist may determine whether the client can meet the job demands, it is the sole responsibility of the employer to make the hiring decisions.

Work Conditioning

We use progressive weight and exercise regimens to regain lost muscular strength and flexibility.

Work Hardening

A progression from work conditioning, where actual job simulation of tasks specific to position are performed to return to work at full speed.

Job Site Ergonomic Assessments

A comprehensive evaluation of your work sites and previous injuries to determine areas of improvements:
Prevent injuries, reduce costs, manage health and identify risks.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a systematic process of assessing an individual’s physical capacities and functional abilities. The FCE matches human performance levels to the demands of a specific job or work activity or occupation. The FCE establishes the physical level of work an individual can perform. The FCE is useful in determining job placement, job accommodation, or return to work after injury or illness. FCEs can provide objective information regarding functional work ability in the determination of occupational disability status. The FCE may be used:

  • to determine the individual’s ability to safely return to work full time or on modified duty
  • to determine if work restrictions, job modifications, or reasonable accommodations are necessary to prevent further injury
  • to determine the extent to which impairments exist, or the degree of physical disability for compensation purposes
  • to predict the potential ability to perform work following acute rehabilitation or a work- hardening/work- conditioning program