Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Help your employees regain strength and mobility and learn how to prevent further injury with the help of our physical and occupational therapy services.

Services

Physical therapists and occupational therapists can provide a number of preventative and therapeutic services to minimize injury and down-time among your employees, including:

  • Onsite job analysis for pre-work job screening: Therapists can determine the essential demands of specific jobs to create a screening process
  • Post-offer/pre-work job screening: Therapists test potential employees’ ability to perform essential job demands safely
  • Injury prevention program: Therapists can help you identify potentially unsafe work areas and design a safety program to help minimize the number and extent of injuries
  • Safety education classes: Take advantage of customized classes for staff and management on back safety, ergonomics and other topics relating to employee safety
  • Ergonomic evaluations: Therapeutic assessments of your employees’ work stations help decrease the risk of injury and improve productivity
  • Functional capacity evaluations: Evaluate your employees' current abilities in performing multiple physical tasks with this custom evaluation program
  • Work hardening and conditioning: This program consists of four-hour days of job simulation and conditioning helps your employees safely transition back to work after injury or illness
  • Hand therapy: Therapists with advanced certifications in upper extremities can help your employees recover from injuries to the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders
  • Wound care: Get specialized care for your employees recovering from injuries, surgeries or burns

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

The rehabilitation team includes licensed physical therapists with advanced certifications, licensed physical therapist assistants (PTA), licensed occupational therapists, rehabilitation aides and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-certified wound care specialists. The team is qualified to handle a wide range of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions for people working in a variety of roles.

Physical therapists generally focus on muscle strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and coordination. The individualized treatment plan will be based on each patient’s specific needs and goals, but could include education and training in the following areas:

  • Balance and gait training
  • Burn care
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Casting and splinting
  • Exercise programs
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Massage
  • Mobility (movement)
  • Muscle retraining
  • Pain management
  • Use of orthotics (braces, splints) and prosthetics (artificial limbs)
  • Use of wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches

Occupational therapy and rehabilitation

The goal of occupational therapy is to treat physical and neurological limitations and pain stemming from illness and injury, and to provide personalized solutions to maximize independence and function. Our occupational therapists can help you or your employees:

  • Regain manual dexterity
  • Learn methods to relieve pain
  • Use adaptive equipment to make everyday activities easier
  • Perform daily chores without reinjury
  • Simplify work and conserve energy with creative adaptations
  • Build physical endurance and strength
  • Compensate for vision and memory loss
  • Recover from traumatic or repetitive injuries to hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders

Our Physical and Occupational Therapy team works with patients to develop an individualized treatment program that will help guide a patient's recovery from pain, injury, and/or surgery.

Our focus is assisting patients in returning to their prior level of function, including recreational, social, and occupational activities. Our therapists specialize in patient focused mechanical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for musculoskeletal, sports, and general orthopaedic conditions.

We have physical therapists who are board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialists, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and trained or certified in the McKenzie Method for mechanical diagnoses and treatment.

Our occupational therapy hand specialists are also dedicated to the unique treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the upper extremity including elbow, hand, and wrist, along with any related splinting needs. Occupational therapy services also include ergonomic and worksite evaluations.