When an injury affects your ability to return to work, it means more than just pain and stiffness.
Work conditioning is for injured workers who have successfully rehabilitated their injuries but find themselves generally out of condition to meet the job demands their position requires. It is a more intensive program designed to address the whole body, and get the injured worker safely back to full time, full duty work.
At Jackson County Physical Therapy, we offer work conditioning services to prepare you for the demands your job requires and reduce the chances you’ll get injured again!
What is Work Conditioning?
Work conditioning is a rigorous conditioning program designed to help patients regain their systemic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal functions. This includes strength, mobility, power, endurance, motor control and functional abilities.
Work conditioning provides a middle step in the process of returning to work.
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 programs are typically several days per week, several hours per day.