Work Hardening

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Advantage Healthcare Systems has helped hundreds of patients sufficiently improve their physical capabilities for return to work after an injury.

The functional, physical, behavioral, and vocational needs of injured workers are addressed by involving all parties who have an interest in a rapid, stable, and safe return to work. Much attention is paid to work behaviors, education and safety. The highly structured, goal-oriented program involves intensive strengthening and conditioning, cardiovascular training, behavioral and psychological counseling, and work simulation that reproduces the physical demands of the job in terms of work heights, weights, postures, and tolerances. Many cases require on-site evaluation of the job. Daily programs typically progress from 4-8 hours in length over a four-week period, with many patients released early after meeting their program goals.

Dove-Tailed Work Hardening

If a patient is released to return to work in a modified/limited duty fashion, a dove-tailed work hardening program may aid the individual in gaining the ability to return to full duty status. This dove-tailed program would typically be provided in a 2-4 hour sessions, 3-5 days a week in conjunction with the patient’s limited duty work day. This program helps increase functional capabilities while allowing the patient to return to the working environment. The ultimate goal of this program is to progress the patient to full duty status.

Your treatment plan may include the following psychological therapies:

  • Cardiovascular training
  • Weight management
  • Personal Training
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Training
  • Job Simulation
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Home base exercise training

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