There are three types of Functional Capacity Evaluations. These three types are: Baseline, Job-Specific, and Medical Legal. Here at Industrial Rehab. we offer all three! To read more about the three different types of Functional Capacity Evaluations, click here.
There are four different prevention techniques and/or controls that can be put in place to reduce or eliminate the exposure to risks and hazards in the workplace. It is always best to be proactive about introducing these controls even before an employee reports fatigue, aches or pains, and well before an employee suffers an injury. To read more click here. Industrial Health is an Industry Leader in the rehabilitation of the injured worker. Services include:
Function Capacity Evaluation
Physical Therapy with Work Simulation
Permanent Partial Disability Rating
Would you like to know some of the Ergonomics Guidelines for Manual Handling? Click here to view the entire document!
According to OSHA, “work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomics — fitting a job to a person — helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.” To read more on the importance of ergonomics in the workplace, click here!
According to a study performed by Deborah Lechner, there was a “52% increase in the rate of return to work in the treatment group.” Work Hardening and Conditioning programs like the ones offered at Industrial Health. To view the whole study click here!
What is the difference between Work Hardening and Work Conditioning? Both use strengthening and conditioning specific to a person’s job however work hardening is more intense. Both services are offered at Industrial Health! Click here to find out more information about the differences between the two!
The Matheson Bench is a, “versatile device for work capacity evaluation., and is the same product implemented at Industrial Health! Click here for more information on the Matheson Bench!
This Medscape article outlines the benefits of Physical & Occupational Therapy in injuries identified as “overuse injuries.” Studied in endurance athletes, the long-term rehabilitation benefits were measured for up to 12 years. These same therapy principles can be implemented in workers injured due to repetitive overuse motions.
Everett C Hills, MD, MS outlines the six step therapy program used to treat low back pain in this Medscape article. These are also steps that have been implemented at Industrial Rehabilitation Services!
This Question and Answer article is between Roy Matheson and a colleague regarding his webinar Baker vs. Bernhart. In his webinar, Mr. Matheson claims that an evaluator must estimate a patient’s short term-ability.