Work Conditioning prepares the injured worker for return to work by providing an intensive, active program utilizing real and simulated work activities along with strengthening, flexibility and conditioning.
Work Conditioning Benefits
The goals of a work conditioning program are to restore the patient’s physical capacity and functional abilities, to prevent the recurrence of the same injury, and to decrease their fear of returning to work.
Work Conditioning Techniques and Treatment
Work conditioning bridges the gap between outpatient therapy and the physical demands of the job. The program typically includes
- 3-5 days per week, 2 to 4 hours per day
- Strengthening the injury site
- General total body strengthening and flexibility
- Endurance and aerobic capacity training
- Functional job specific work simulation to re-train and prepare for return-to-work duties and ensure no re-injury
- Education/Body Mechanics/Ergonomics
Why choose us?
When you choose
Kelly Hawkins PT for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.
About our team
Our physical therapists are specialty trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.
At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enable free-movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to the appointments.