Based on the employer's description of job demands or following a job analysis, a job-specific screening protocol is developed to test individuals hired for physical ability to perform essential job functions. Recommendations for reasonable accommodations can be included. Services can be coordinated with the employer's occupational medicine provider.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants and certified athletic trainers provide testing of physical abilities. Based on protocols developed, the following activities are performed: review of medical/injury history identified by the employee; musculoskeletal screen, and functional activities assessment. Activities tested are based on job demands. Cueing in proper body mechanics and lifting techniques is included.
The following services are provided through Worker Rehabilitation Services.
- Job analysis
- Ergonomics consultation
- Injury prevention education
- Return-to-work rehabilitation programs
- Functional capacity evaluation
- Stretch-break programs
- ADA consultation
- Vocational services
- Employer needs assessment