Workplace Services

 

          

Pre-employment Examination/Physical Ability Testing

First, a therapist at PT Plus will determine if strength and flexibility are adequate to perform job tasks without undue risk of injury. The next step is general education to increase the candidate employee's awareness of his/her responsibility to maintain a healthy back and motivate each candidate to actively participate in back care and prevention of disorders. We determine a risk level specific to the candidate, then educate and instruct the client in appropriate exercises to address any problem found. Testing includes assessment of individual's injury history and physical rehabilitation outcome and their current level of function including: range of motion of all joints, strength assessment, hand function, manual materials handling capability, and percentile ranking of hand function and static strength.

 

 

Ergonomic Evaluation/Work Site Analysis

This is a process where a worker is observed performing his/her job tasks. The goal is to determine if either the work site design, or the tools, machines, equipment, materials, or techniques used by the worker impose a risk factor for injury. If a risk factor is found, then the objective is to offer suggestions to reduce it by either altering the worker's technique, educating the worker about risk factors or imposing engineering controls.

 

 

Functional Capacity Evaluations

This is a process where a worker is observed performing his/her job tasks. The goal is to determine if either the work site design, or the tools, machines, equipment, materials or techniques used by the worker impose a risk factor for injury. If a risk factor is found, then the objective is to offer suggestions to reduce it by either altering the worker's technique, educating the worker about risk factors or imposing engineering controls.

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Injury Prevention Seminars

Physical Therapy Plus offers employee education seminars which include a slide presentation with narration, written materials, demonstrations and a question- answer period. The seminar is designed to address the issues that are specific to the individual work place.

 

The "office ergonomic program" highlights the unique requirements of the seated work place. Discussion includes proper chair height, work surface layout, positioning of the VDT, and lighting issues. Recommendations are provided on the proper use of "ergonomic equipment", correct posture, and review of any appropriate stretching exercises.

 

Work Conditioning

Exercise programs can be implemented for on-site use for a particular department to promote conditioning and reduce the risk of injury. These programs include individual instruction and follow-up as needed.

  

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