Plymouth PTS Workers’ Compensation Services

Workers Compensation

 

Workers’ Compensation

Each clinic is well equipped to provide diverse treatment regimens.

FCE-Functional Capacity Evaluations: Comprehensive evaluation to determine a worker’s physical work capacity level and tolerance for job-related activities. Documentation of observed and demonstrated job-related behaviors, as well as consistency of effort, will be included in evaluation report.

Work Hardening / Conditioning: Treatment program to focus on enhancing a worker’s overall functional capabilities to assist them in returning to the work force. Job simulation, education and conditioning are provided and all potential obstacles to RTW are addressed to ensure a successful vocational outcome.

Work Rehabilitation & Return to Work: Individualized programs focused on the strengthening, conditioning and education of an injured employee. Therapy professionals, case management and vocational services will work together as a team with the goal of getting the injured worker well and back to work as quickly as possible.

Work Tolerance Screening: Specific functional testing is administered to determine a person’s ability to perform specific job duties and/or perform within a specific functional demand level as determined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

Post Offer/Pre-Placement Screens: A pre-placement screen of an individual after a conditional offer of employment has been made to determine that person’s ability and qualification for a specific job.

Impairment Rating: Tools and techniques are used to determine the permanent disability rating of an injured worker by AMA guidelines. An appropriate manner of action can be decided based on results.

Acute Care: Physical medicine procedures provided during the acute phase of an injury or illness. Approaching injuries in this manner can help get a person back to work, and through education, prevent future injuries.

Hand Therapy: Hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate any problem relative to the upper extremities through postoperative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative, or conservative treatment, or industry consultation.

Splinting: Customized splints created in a lab are the ideal therapeutic intervention to decrease symptoms for many hand issues.

Therapeutic Exercise: Specialized exercises increase strength, balance, range of motion, & aerobic conditioning. Therapeutic exercise and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation is used to increase safety with walking, getting out of bed, completing household chores, work duties, or even returning to athletic competition at any level.

Traditional Modalities: Electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, thermotherapy, cryotherapy, fluidotherapy and iontophoresis.

Manual Therapy: Used to facilitate decreased pain, improve joint mobility and transition to more active exercises. Approaches include: myofascial release, muscle-energy techniques, McKenzie techniques, spinal mobilization, and traction.

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method): Evaluation and specific treatment exercises for back, neck, and extremity injuries. Based on patient’s directional movement preference in which selected exercises reduce and abolish symptoms. This method is patient-centered and enables people to learn how to self-manage their injury.

Repetitive Motion / Stress Rehabilitation: Patient education on specific repetitive motions will enable the patient to modify their activity through improved body mechanics, awareness and posture. Supportive measures and devices can be prescribed.