Our multi-disciplinary assessments provide the objective evidence needed to make informed decisions regarding employee disability claims and to ensure opportunities for return to work and rehabilitation are identified. We recognize the importance of early and proactive claims management in reducing the impact of disabilities and the associated issues of absenteeism and benefit costs.
Our team of ergonomic specialists is available to provide expertise in this field. Their ability to provide recommendations to reduce repetitive strain injuries, ensure efficient and appropriate accommodation for disabilities, and create injury prevention initiatives can ensure safe return to work and fewer health-related costs for organizations.
Return to Work Protocols
Successful and safe return-to-work programs are an integral component of disability management. Our objective assessments include careful analysis and strategies to assess return to work capabilities and modified work opportunities. Our experience has shown that reducing the severity and cost associated with lost time absences and focusing on the employment relationship results in greater success with recovery.
Conditioning Programs – Work Hardening & Conditioning
Rehabilitative conditioning programs are designed to return individuals to their environment.
Our work hardening programs are highly individualized, goal-oriented treatment plans that focus on returning patients to their normal employment. We work with the injured individual who requires physical reconditioning with a specific emphasis on tasks that either mimic or simulate the work environment. Work hardening programs differentiate themselves from other programs by their focus on job-specific skills. By drawing on our multi-disciplinary expertise, we ensure our programs are successfully designed to safely and productively restore the individual’s physical, behavioural, and vocational functions.
Our work conditioning programs are work-related, goal-oriented treatment programs designed to restore an individual’s health. Work conditioning programs are useful for individuals with limited or light-duty requirements in the workplace. Our work conditioning programs are structured to assist workers in successfully returning to their full duties more quickly or graduating to a work hardening program. Our programs are typically initiated once an individual has reached their maximum medical recovery.
Our range of services includes:
- Multi-Disciplinary Assessments
- Functional Abilities Evaluations
- Work site Assessments
- Physical Demands Analyses
- Transferable Skills Analyses
- Labour Market Surveys
- Psycho-vocational Assessments
- Ergonomic Analyses
- Return-to-Work Programs