Mat-Su Regional Medical Center - Industrial Rehab Program offers services you need, to keep your employees healthy and your work site safe. We provide evaluation, education, prevention, and treatment for injured workers or those individuals experiencing prolonged limitations. Our program includes specialized services for treatment and prevention of work injuries. Our therapists are specially trained to provide the following services.
A physical therapist can work with individuals to assess their current level of function for various activities at home or work. Education and recommendations are made to improve functional through improved body mechanics to reduce symptoms.
Work site Evaluation (WSE)
A physical therapist will make an on site visit to a company to work with individual(s) in order to evaluate their workstations. The therapist will make recommendations, suggestions, and educate each person on ways to help improve posture and specific work tasks. Written reports will be provided to employers that summarize the recommendations.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
This is a comprehensive 2 day standardized test performed by a specially trained physical therapist to objectively measure a persons maximum safe functional abilities and their ability to perform work related tasks. Tests record a broad range of physical capabilities including strength, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, materials handling ability, coordination, static postures and repetitive movements.
Functional Job Analysis (FJA)
The FJA is a comprehensive, structured process of identifying and evaluating the physical demands of the work. A key factor in developing an effective work injury prevention and management process, the FJA involves analyzing the worker, the work, and the work site. Employee input is critical in this process and leads to credibility and validity of the Functional Job Description (FJD) which is written from the job information analyzed. Specially trained physical therapists work with employers to analyze jobs and write up detailed, functionally based, job descriptions.
Pre-Work Screening (PWS)
A Pre-Work Screen tests the essential functions of job based on the FJD. Businesses and industries can request their job applicant’s take a PWS to determine their safe physical and functional ability to perform specific functions of the job. To meet ADA/EEOC compliance the job applicant has received a conditional offer of employment from the employer before testing takes place. Functional testing may include activities such as lifting, force testing, push and pull, grip, postural tolerances, climbing, balance, and job simulation tasks. The Pre-Work Screens are performed by a physical therapist.
Injury Prevention Education
A physical therapist works on site with companies to provide various educational services from seminars on Back Care and Office Ergonomics, to injury consultation, and on site stretching programs.
A physical therapist works with individuals who have been injured to evaluate and treat their work related injury. Therapists that have exposure and experience to various work place settings are better equipped to treat these types of patients, and offer a more structured progression of exercise and work simulated activities.
For further information or questions regarding services offered, contact us at 907-352-2915.