Work Conditioning

Work Conditioning is an exercise-based program developed for workers, which equal the pursuit of injured employee to the physical requirement of his/her job. For an individual’s conditioning program, it is designed to meet the worker’s job demands, which are recognized during the first assessment with the physiotherapist, established with the employer or the company and when available through a special study of a physical requirement analysis report.

Work conditioning is considered very important in our present society. The objective of work conditioning is to ensure that injured workers are safely returned to productive work in a sensible manner.

Education is a major component of this work conditioning program.

The Monmouth Rehab Professional Work Conditioning program was basically developed as the final phase in the rehabilitation process. The Work Conditioning program is a coordinated continuation to both acute and chronic rehabilitation programs. What we do in our Work Conditioning program is providing the strengthening, stabilizing and conditioning essential for work simulation and return-to-work.

Criteria for Work Conditioning/Work Hardening:

As earlier said, work conditioning program is the final stage of rehabilitation exercise. Certain criterial are important in work conditioning program, and they are important for optimum outcome. Patients will be measured eligible for the Work Conditioning program when all necessary acute and chronic rehabilitation objectives have been attained and the patient has regain its fitness, has a pain-free, and restriction-free range of motion.

In standard work conditioning, all possible improvement has been made in both the acute and chronic rehabilitation stage, yet left over pain and dysfunction does exist for which the therapist or physician requires additional treatment to ensure the worker is fully competent to return to work.

Patients who undergo work conditioning program have strong return-to-work goals and they should be able to prove a willingness to participate.

Advantages of work conditioning:

Work conditioning programs have some great benefits for both the worker and the employer. The benefits may not be fully compiled in this article, but few well recognized advantages are:

Aggressive, one-on-one conditioning program

Recognized physical requirement critical to the patient’s pre-injury job, which help to monitor whether a worker is healthy enough to return to work or not.

Assessment and forwarding of patient’s progress in biweekly basis to help the worker perform better at work.

Realistic and useful return-to-work objectives that address the patient’s specific needs.

Patients of different diagnoses can be efficiently treated through Monmouth Rehab Professional Work Conditioning program. Diagnoses include but are not limited to: fractures, low back pain, strains, post-surgical, sprains and other complaint resulting in a loss of minimum 6 weeks of work

At Monmouth Rehab Professionals, we help both workers and employers get the best by planning a standard work conditioning program and follow up assessment.

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