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How We Can Help Transform Injured Workers Into Returned Employees

physical conditioning, ergonomics training, and education in safe work practices

Physical therapy is often prescribed 2-3 days per week, but physical therapy alone is not conducive to conditioning someone to return to work. That is why work conditioning was created to bridge the gap between therapy and returning to work and why work conditioning should be a daily program.

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What is WorkSTEPS®

Worksteps at work

According to a 2008 Census survey, one in ten Americans between the ages of 18 to 64 have some kind of disability. This means that there is a ten percent chance that a new hire will have some kind of physical limitation that restricts the type or the amount of work they can perform. Research also states that 75 percent of work related injuries will occur from that same 10 percent and 80 percent of the costs. Unfortunately, workers' compensation assumes that all workers are perfect when they are hired and whatever happens to the employee was caused by the job.

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How a Routine Screen Can Save You Thousands of Dollars


Fit for duty testing (FFD) is a fantastic tool for employers because it qualifies the safety of the employee to return to regular or modified duty as relates to the essential functions of the job. However, if the employee cannot meet their job demands, the solution often is to send them back to the doctor for more treatment, place them on light duty, etc. Up until recently, there was no system in place to determine if the employee is self-limited in their effort, rather than demonstrating a full maximum effort.

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