Industrial/Work Rehabilitation

Our Physical Therapy North team is skilled in the evaluation and treatment of work-related acute and chronic orthopedic injuries and conditions. Our therapists have received training through Blankenship, Isernhagen, Matheson, and WorkSaver Systems and recognize the importance of returning to work as quickly and safely as possible while reducing the risk of new and repeat injuries. As a result, we built an Industrial Rehabilitation Program.

Work Evaluation Services

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

This is a comprehensive evaluation that measures an individual’s feasibility for work within a specific job, occupational classification, or physical demand level. It can be used to identify modified work capabilities, suggest the need for additional therapy services, and/or to assist physicians in determining return to work restrictions.

Pre-Employment Testing

This is a physical abilities assessment using a protocol based on the essential functions of a specific job or occupational classification. The post-offer screening test will assess the ability of a prospective or existing employee to perform the essential job functions. The assessment is beneficial in establishing a baseline to which comparisons can be made following any future work-related injury.

This is a comprehensive evaluation that measures an individual’s feasibility for work within a specific job, occupational classification, or physical demand level. It can be used to identify modified work capabilities, suggest the need for additional therapy services, and/or to assist physicians in determining return to work restrictions.

This is a physical abilities assessment using a protocol based on the essential functions of a specific job or occupational classification. The post-offer screening test will assess the ability of a prospective or existing employee to perform the essential job functions. The assessment is beneficial in establishing a baseline to which comparisons can be made following any future work-related injury.

Work Injury Treatment Services

Work Conditioning/Work Hardening Programs

The functional restoration programs concentrate on advanced strengthening and conditioning to progressively improve the injured worker’s occupational performance. Both programs are individualized and help bridge the gap between active treatment and the employee’s safe return to work.

  • Work Hardening: Daily, 4+ hours/session, strength and conditioning blended in with simulated work tasks utilizing equipment and tools used on the job. Multidisciplinary approach.
  • Work Conditioning: 3 – 5 days/week, 2 – 4 hours/session, focus on entire body strength and conditioning to restore function. At times includes work-simulated tasks.

The functional restoration programs concentrate on advanced strengthening and conditioning to progressively improve the injured worker’s occupational performance. Both programs are individualized and help bridge the gap between active treatment and the employee’s safe return to work.

  • Work Hardening: Daily, 4+ hours/session, strength and conditioning blended in with simulated work tasks utilizing equipment and tools used on the job. Multidisciplinary approach.
  • Work Conditioning: 3 – 5 days/week, 2 – 4 hours/session, focus on entire body strength and conditioning to restore function. At times includes work-simulated tasks.

To schedule an appointment, please call (978) 535-1213. Please be prepared to provide a claim number and your insurance information at the time of scheduling.

With multiple locations across the region, find the one most convenient for you.