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Mercy's Work Injury Rehab Center partners with local employers to create programs to reduce injury rates, as well as educate employees on the risk factors that may lead to injury. Services are designed to assist employers and employees with performing job duties safely, and encourage them to return to work with the skills and information they need to avoid further injuries.
Licensed health professionals, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapists, offer the following services:
The center utilizes equipment such as the Total Gym, SCI-FIT Ergometer, Paramount MP4.0 multi-gym, simulated truck bed and Vision Fitness treadmill. Various other equipment is designed to simulate and evaluate job situations and to challenge core strength to improve whole body posturing and strength in work activities.
Assess candidate’s abilities to perform critical tasks for a new job or when returning to job from an injury
Customized to fit specific job duties
On-site visits available to determine critical job demands (limited availability until July 2018)
Can be developed from an existing job description
Can assist in job description development process
Objectively measures client’s current level of function
Addresses skills for employment, self-care, home management, leisure
Includes lifting, carrying, pushing, climbing, high and low work, etc.
Customizable based on individual job demands
Used for return to work decisions, disability determinations, or design of rehabilitation plans
Provides recommendations for workplace modifications
Uses standardized protocol backed by international research
Prepares injured workers to return to job duties
Educates on safe body mechanics to prevent re-injury
Builds core strength and endurance
Programs tailored to address job specific skills
Development of home exercise programs to maintain gains after discharge
Analyze computer work stations to improve ergonomics
Assess industrial settings to identify ergonomic risk factors
Provides recommendations to improve health, safety and productivity
Can be utilized post injury to identify and resolve contributing factors
Typically completed on job site
Injury reduction programs available for management and supervisors
Job coaching for individual employees to reduce risk of injury
Group education available for stretching, safe lifting and injury prevention
The Mercy Work Injury Rehab Center is located at 5264 Council Street NE. (319) 369-4411.