Keep Yourself Safe At Work With Our Work Injury Recovery And Prevention Services!
No one wants to get injured while working, but when On-the-Job injuries do occur, it’s important to get the right treatment to prevent further loss to both the worker and the employer.
At Plumas Physical Therapy, our team of Blairsden and Quincy, CA physical therapists will help get you back to work and get the most out of your work performance. Along with your regular treatment, we’ll instruct you on ways to reduce the risk of future injury by working smarter, instead of harder.
What Can I Gain From A Work Injury Recovery And Prevention Program?
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are highly specialized services that implement extensive physical and evaluative testing to determine the physical capabilities and limits of a patient.
As defined by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, “A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a comprehensive battery of performance based tests that is used commonly to determine ability for work, activities of daily living, or leisure activities.”
These evaluations are used to measure strength, endurance, positional tolerance, and daily physical demands. This form of testing is typically done for injured employees, to determine the root of the injury and how additional damage can be prevented in the future. The data gathered is an objective way to define what the injured employee’s limits currently are, and how they can be improved upon.
Work hardening is a specialized program with a different focus from post-injury therapy. The focus is to get the worker in work shape to successfully return to their pre-injury job. The primary job functions are simulated in the clinic with indirect supervision from a therapist. This can be done in a group setting in which each patient is working on their job-specific tasks required to get them back to work. Work hardening is an ideal way to get a recovered patient back to work while minimizing the potential of re-injury.
This is similar to work hardening but usually comes before. Work conditioning is performed within the course of post-injury therapy and contains a certain work task being performed as a part of the routine therapy treatment. An example would be a carpenter who has a shoulder injury and spends 10 minutes of his therapy treatment hammering over his head. It is a way to help rebuild strength in the necessary areas following an injury, to make sure you are easing yourself back into your daily tasks safely.
Ready To Get Started?
If you have been injured at work, or you are looking to prevent future injuries on the job, Plumas Physical Therapy can help.
Contact our Blairsden and Quincy, CA physical therapy office today to schedule your initial consultation and discover how our services can help you recover and stay safe at work!
Your Next Steps…
Request An Appointment
Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!