Is a comprehensive and objective assessment of job tasks. A description of the essential job functions is provided as well as information on the work environment, work tools, and working conditions. This assessment includes a physical demands analysis which identifies postures, movements, forces, repetition, loads and other physical demands of each job task.
Job Site Analysis
Is an assessment of an individual’s workstation needs in relation to their stature, job tasks performed and work habits. Education regarding ergonomic principles and work habits is a large component of this assessment.
This is a file review examining Functional Capacity Evaluation results already completed with Job Site Analysis results. This document determines if a match exists between a worker’s physical ability level and the demands of the job. If relevant and possible, information will also be provided on how the job should be modified to become a match for the individual’s ability level.
Is a comprehensive cognitive assessment to determine whether or not an employee is able to return to work based on cognitive performance.
Cognitive Functional Ability Assessment
Is an assessment that identifies the best possible occupational alternatives (matching physical abilities, qualifications and aptitudes) to maximize return to work success for individuals who are unable to return to their pre-injury employment.
Transferrable Skills Analysis
Return to work programs allow individuals to return to work gradually and safely with physician consent. Individuals may return to full, modified or transitional duties. The Occupational Therapist assists in coordinating the return to work by designing the return to work plan and providing instruction and guidance for safe return to job duties. We rate highly on our success for return to work of injured and/or disabled workers.
Return to Work Coordination
Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
Is a 10 week activity and mobility based program to assist individuals suffering with chronic pain, mental health issues, PTSD, and other medical problems such as diabetes, heart events and cancer.
This program targets individuals with psychosocial risk factors and persistent pain and anxiety/depressive symptoms. Returning to meaningful activities in one’s life (which may include return to work), despite pain symptoms, is the goal of treatment.
Currently, two of our Occupational Therapists are trained in the 3rd version of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program.
Many of our clients who have participated in this program have gone on to lead more productive lives in terms of work or volunteer activities.
We offer a 1-day workshop designed to train workshop participants to complete basic ergonomic intervention in their own work environment. Small groups are trained with both lecture format and practical training opportunities. Workers understand the rationale behind intervention, identify risk factors and are able to make sound recommendations to assisting with basic ergonomic intervention.
Train the Trainer workshops
Are designed to cater to your workplace needs. Topics can include the following:
- Basics of Office Ergonomics
- Manual Material Handling
- Patient Transfer Techniques for Home Support Workers or Nursing Staff
- Back Care Basics
Case Management Services
The occupational therapist (OT) works with a client after injury to provide recommendations for rehabilitation, and to monitor home support needs and ongoing personal care or home supports. The OT will oversee the client’s progress and communicate and collaborate with the treatment team to ensure that the client is moving forward, setting goals and returning to their everyday activities and previous level of functioning, including return to work. Case management involves coordinating continuity of care and support to ensure that the multiple needs of the client are addressed.