Work Conditioning Programs

Employers whose workers are at high risk for on-the-job injuries should ideally have the appropriate work conditioning programs in place. Keep in mind that injured workers who come back to work post-injury without the proper work conditioning training can be a danger unto themselves and unto others.

Think about it: When a previously injured worker performs his previous lifting tasks without work conditioning training, he will make unsafe lifting actions. He can then experience a relapse from, say, lifting from the waist instead of the hips. He can also drop a box and cause a domino effect of accidents in the workplace.

This emphasizes the importance of hiring experts in work conditioning programs, such as the ones found at any of the Healthpointe clinics (including the Corona clinic, which is accessible to Norco, Home Gardens, Mira Loma, and Pedley).

Work conditioning is a rehabilitation program designed to provide previously injured workers returning to work with safe, effective and efficient ways to perform their tasks. The purpose: To re-condition their minds and bodies to take on tasks that they may have been de-conditioned for due to their prolonged absence from work.

The best work conditioning programs combine conditioning and strengthening of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. These programs are designed to provide the previously injured workers with the training about proper body mechanics, task-specific strategies, and ergonomics, among others. The exercises are intended to provide the workers with the knowledge and skills to prevent accidents in the future.

With the risks of future injuries reduced, the risks for the payment of high worker’s compensation claims and for an increase in work-related injuries are also decreased. The bottom line: The company’s investments in the work conditioning program will have high returns on investments.

Work conditioning programs are usually initiated after occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. Workers who have previously been injured and who must return to work are the usual patients in these programs.

The benefits of effective and efficient work conditioning programs justify their costs. These benefits include:

  • Promote a positive employer-employee relationship since the worker takes a more active role in his return-to-work plan
  • Provide the worker with the specific strategies and skills necessary to return to his job, thus, reducing the risks for relapses and injuries
  • Accelerate physical recovery and decreases the risks for chronic disability
  • Limit the monetary impact associated with lost time at work

Ask the experts about work conditioning programs now and enjoy these benefits.

Come and visit any of the Healthpointe clinics, such as the one at La Mirada for more information about work conditioning programs. The clinic is also open for employers from Whittier, La Habra, Norwalk, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Santa Fe Springs.

About Healthpointe:

Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including La Mirada, which is conveniently located by Whittier, La Habra, Norwalk, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Santa Fe Springs. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit Healthpointe.net.

 

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