Patients must possess a willingness to fully participate in the program, a key element in successful transition to a safe return to work.
The program typically starts with an initial assessment by a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and a physical or occupational therapist. If accepted into our program, the person usually starts with 4 hours of consecutive treatment, five days per week. The lengths of the treatment day as well as the physical demands of the program are increased systematically over a period of 3-6 weeks with a transition back to the work place.
Our Work Conditioning Program is directed at preparing an individual for general return to work when a specific job has not yet been determined. Physical and occupational therapy staff design an individual strengthening and conditioning program to improve strength, flexibility, endurance and overall physical capacities. This program usually starts at 2 to 4 hours per day, up to 5 days per week for 4 weeks.