Worker Assessment & Rehabilitation Center

Man with boxThe Worker Assessment & Rehabilitation Center (WARC) provides quality, cost-effective rehabilitation and consultation services for workers and businesses in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our focus is in serving workers whose work capacity has been affected by functional limitations resulting from injury or illness. Comprehensive coordinated work injury management services are provided by an interdisciplinary team to maximize the worker's potential to resume employment or to pursue alternative vocational goals.

The staff for the WARC program consists of licensed physical therapists, certified hand therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers and vocational rehabilitation counselors. Counseling services are provided on-site by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin staff.

For outcome statistics and other program information, take a look at our annual report.

Our Location

The Worker Assessment and Rehabilitation Center is located at North Hills Health Center, located near Appleton Avenue and Good Hope Road in Menomonee Falls. This convenient location offers patients easy access to our new, modern facility with an industrial feel. Ample free parking is also available.

North Hills Health Center
W129 N7055 Northfield Drive, Building B
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
262-253-8140
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Services and Programs

Comprehensive Occupational Rehabilitation Program (Work Hardening Program)

Work Hardening is an interdisciplinary, outcomes focused and individualized program which addresses the medical, psychological, behavioral, physical, functional and vocational components of employability and return to work. The treatment team includes physical and occupational therapists, psychologist, vocational rehabilitation counselor / case manager and physical therapy assistant. Components of the Comprehensive Occupational Rehabilitation Program include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation / work adjustment counseling
  • Case management
  • Counseling services (group and individual) provided on-site by The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Job task simulation
  • Work conditioning / fitness
  • Injury prevention education
  • Body mechanics instruction
  • On-site job analysis / ergonomics consultation
  • Functional capacity evaluations

Acute Work Rehabilitation Therapy Services

In cases where only specific rehabilitation needs exist for the injured / limited worker, we provide this while focusing on the “big picture” of ensuring all of the worker’s needs are being met in order to return them safely to work. Services include physical and occupational therapy and functional capacity evaluations.

Consulting Services for Business and Industry

  • On-site job analysis
  • Ergonomics consultation
  • Job-specific pre-placement screenings
  • Injury prevention education programs
  • Stretch-break programs
  • Work injury management consultation
  • Vocational services
  • Americans with Disabilities Act consultation
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Work-supportive fitness programming