Who Uses Return to Work Services
Persons with various musculoskeletal or neurological injuries:
Wrist, hand, and elbow injuries
Ankle and foot injuries
Muscular weakness or diseases
Functional capacity assessments
Functional performance evaluations
Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
ADL assessment and training
Educational instruction in posture and body mechanics
Home safety evaluations
Functional activity training
Work site analysis
Pro-active injury prevention
Return to Work Services Explained
We provide a full array of work related therapy services. Our services do more than fix problems, we prevent them.
Restores flexibility, strength, and coordination with a goal-oriented treatment program geared to getting an injured worker back to good health. Work-focused training increases physical tolerance for the individual’s job and teaches proper body mechanics and posture.Task analysis identifies work capabilities, or restrictions to maximize the individual’s performance.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
Identifies if a person’s physical abilities match the demands of a specific job and predicts maximum performance of their everyday activities.
Job simulation-based training designed to bridge the gap between a worker’s physical abilities, and their required job tasks. Includes functional training, task specific work activities, flexibility and strengthening exercises, and aerobic conditioning. Education is also a key component as we teach posture, body mechanics, and pain management techniques.
Education and Prevention Services
Work Site Analysis
A comprehensive expert analysis of a specific job measures the physical demands and factors that influence the job. Analysis may be documented on video tape, and in an accompanying report – both of which are compatible with the Americans Disability Act.
The resulting information may be used to:
Provide physicians with relevant work information
Create a documented record of job demands
Determine necessary work station, tool, or environmental modifications
Work setting analysis to identify risk factors, and recommendations for worker technique, or work station/tool modification. Provides injury prevention data, and a resource list to match workers to tasks, prevent injuries, and reduce compensation costs.
This problem solving process helps an employee transition back to work after injury, reducing anxiety in the patient, identifying causes of symptom aggravation, and allowing for helpful on-site observation by the therapist.
Injury Prevention Training
Our customized program is available on-site or at our offices to teach employees how to work smarter and avoid potential injuries and situations.
Workplace Stretching and Exercise
Specific fitness programs may be developed to reduce fatigue, pain, and injury risk. No special equipment is required, and sessions can usually be done at the employee’s work station.
Our expertise can help you place workers in jobs that minimize risk of injury.This results in fewer injury claims and reduces health costs.
Contact Mary Free Bed's Return to Work Program
616.233.3499 or 800.528.8989
350 Lafayette SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | Map
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