What to Expect
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During a physical/ occupational rehab/ job specific program
Spine Solutions, Inc.’s highly trained and certified therapists have the advanced skill and knowledge to design an effective and customized Industrial Athlete rehab program to return an employee back to work full duty. With Spine Solutions, Inc., all referred employees are scheduled with high priority since it is well documented the sooner you treat a work-related injury the sooner the Return to Work. Spine Solutions, Inc. focuses on the philosophy of Stay at Work/ Return to Work which is addressed at the first therapy visit. The therapist will design a customized treatment plan including job simulation to teach how to safely perform the required job duties using proper body mechanics to reduce the risk of re-injury. All employees will be given a home exercise program specific to their injury to expedite Return to Work. Spine Solutions, Inc.’s rehabilitation philosophy and Sports Medicine therapy model plan designed to return the employee to work in a timely manner is for the injured worker to have immediate access for therapy, emphasis on self–responsibility, and use of work specific goals in order to return the employee back to work sooner and safer.
Our therapists know how to transition an employee from light duty to medium or heavy duty.
Special skill/ experts/ specialist/ all knowing/ variety industry from office to hospital to food industries to construction to maintenance / operations
How many PT/OT visits should an injured worker be seen for?
Our providers have the expertise and experience using evidence based medicine to provide the appropriate number of visits for a safe, effective, and efficient return to work. As an Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Certified facility, our providers follow the recommended guidelines throughout the rehab process.
How soon can an injured worker get scheduled for an appointment?
PT/OT: With Spine Solutions, Inc., all injured workers can be seen as early as same day or within 24-48 hours. It is well documented the sooner you treat a work-related injury the sooner the Return to Work. Spine Solutions, Inc. through our own in-house study found that injured workers seen within 48 hours of the injury were discharged 30% sooner than injured workers who had a delay in their therapy treatment.
FCE: Functional Capacity Evaluations are 4-hour long sessions and scheduled within 10-14 days.
Ergo: An ergo assessment will be scheduled within 10-14 days.
During an ergo assessment
Using OSHA guidelines, an ergo assessment is an assessment of the work environment to place an employee in an efficient and productive body position. The purpose is to reduce fatigue, increase productivity, and improve overall comfort when working.
Onsite: Our Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists will work one-on-one with the employee at their workstation
Virtual: Our Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists will work one-on-one with the employee via a safe, secure video platform that allows live, interactive, remote interaction.
During a telehealth appointment
S2 staff will send simple easy to log on instructions to the employee. The session can be completed on any device with an internet connection – smartphone, tablet, or computer. The therapist and employee are live and interactive.
What to expect when an employee is injured at work and referred to PT?
Spine Solutions, Inc. will focus on a rehabilitation plan to expedite Return to Work via effective therapy utilizing the philosophy of Stay at Work/ Return to Work which is addressed to the patient at the first therapy visit. During the first visit, the therapist will design a customized treatment plan including job simulation to begin teaching the injured worker how to safely perform the essential job duties using proper body mechanics to reduce the risk of re-injury. At every therapy visit, the injured worker will be given a home exercise program specific to their injury to expedite Return to Work. The therapist will not only stress the importance but also check for compliance with the home exercise program regularly to ensure self-responsibility efforts toward Return to Work.
When a Job Function Analysis is requested?
A site visit will be scheduled to collect the physical demands of the essential functions of the job at the jobsite. This information will be compiled into a written report title Job Function Description.
What outcomes should I expect when working with Spine Solutions?
Working with Spine Solutions, Inc., employees will learn how to do their job safer and recover from the demands of their daily regiment to have more energy throughout the day for a work-life balance.