Work Hardening

This is an individually designed functional restoration program aimed at regaining work function in the injured worker. Injured workers will be guided in progressive therapeutic exercises, overall conditioning, self care, and proper body mechanics to ensure a safe return to full functional capacity. The focus is to increase a client’s physical and functional work tolerances for an 8-hr day. The program is tailored to meet each individual’s needs and goals are based on either the return to a defined job, increasing general work capacity for vocational rehabilitation, or conditioning the client’s work endurance to enable a more sucessful return to work. Average program runs 3-6 weeks for up to 4 hours per day.

The Program:

The program consists of three primary components:

  1. Exercise/Strengthening
  2. Work Simulation
  3. Building Cardiovascular Work Endurance

The average program runs 3-6 weeks, 5 days/week for up to 4 hours/day. The first day includes three hours of evaluation by a certified occupational therapist in order to identify functional abilities and limitations. At that point in time, the therapist will recommend an appropriate schedule, goals and expectations within the program. A re-evalaution is performed every two weeks during the program to re-assess the client’s progress. Additional treatment approaches may also include on-site job coaching or transitional work activities to ensure a safe return to a full day as identified on a case-by-case basis.

Injury & Health Management Solutions, Inc. appreciates the time you have taken to review and consider our services. Our pledge to you is consistent, quality care and consultation administered by experienced professionals specializing in the services and programs they provide. Should you have any questions, concerns or would like additional information please feel free to call us at (802) 655-7575.