JRS has a staff experienced in physical and occupational therapy, as well as exercise physiology, and ergonomic assessments. We provide services to employers that offer an alternative to the "same old way" of managing worker's comp on the back end.

By becoming a licensee of the WorkSTEPS®employment testing program for new hires and continuing to provide other services to facilitate a return to work of injured workers (Job Analysis, Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations), it became our mission to be THEsource for assisting employers to implement an effective HIRE to RETIRE program for their employees.


High Blood Pressure - How High is Too High?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 3 people in the US has High Blood Pressure (HBP), and about 20% of these people don’t know they have it. HBP is often called the “Silent Killer” because there are no symptoms and no warning signs, which is why it is even more important that people should check their blood pressure periodically and not just when they go to the doctor. HBP causes damage to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys and can lead to a stroke and other significant health events.

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What is an FCE?


A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is ordered when a doctor is looking for a snapshot of what a person can do functionally at that point and time. How much can the injured worker lift? Can he or she climb a ladder? Can the individual pull, push, squat, walk, stand or sit for certain periods of time?

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When is a Work Conditioning Program Used?

Work Conditioning Program

Work conditioning is a comprehensive program that focuses on the whole body, not just the area of injury. For example, when a worker attends physical therapy after a right shoulder surgery, the therapist only works with the right shoulder. Physical therapy goals focus on improving range of motion and lessening pain with ice, heat and other techniques. Treatment is focused on the injured area and to help regain function of that area.

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