The CDC estimates that a worker is injured in the U.S. once every five seconds. Every ten seconds, a worker becomes temporarily or permanently disabled. Research shows that workers who start physical therapy early spend less time off work and less time on light duty.
(Zigenfus GC, et al. Early Physical Therapy Helps Work-Related Injuries ... Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 42:35-39.)
This program combines rehabilitation, education, pain relief, and testing to return you back to work as quickly as possible - without sacrificing safety. Treatment consists of 2 to 8 hours of intervention 3 – 5 days per week. The program includes posture and body mechanics training to prevent re-injury. Work conditioning also includes design and encouragement of a long-term home exercise program emphasizing strength and conditioning (the vast majority of persons injured at work do not exercise routinely outside of work). The program concludes with a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) or modified FCE to document your classification for return to work.
Sometimes a physician, patient, employer, or insurance company wants scientific evidence of a person’s ability to return to work. The FCE consists of 3 to 4 hours of testing, and it employs well-researched standards and measures to evaluate a person’s capacity for work. As a matter of course, Back to Action's FCE will identify situations where disability is non-organic in nature - suggesting the presence of emotional overlay and indicating no further need for physical therapy. FCE’s are commonly ordered for: return to work, establishing a work conditioning plan, providing information for impairment ratings, litigation, and determining work capabilities for vocational services and post offer screenings. One may receive an FCE’s with or without a corresponding rehabilitation program.
Safe, natural treatment for dizziness. Correct the most common cause of vertigo in one or two visits.
Therapeutic exercise for conditions of the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, etc.
A safer, more comfortable way to exercise for some patients.
Gait rehabilitation, balance exercise, and other approaches for improving mobility and safety.
Back to Action invests in training, equipment, and facilities well beyond the norm in physical therapy. This includes aquatic therapy, biofeedback, hand therapy, vestibular rehab, pelvic floor rehab, myofascial release, Mulligan technique, Maitland technique, and much more. The availability of specialty approaches combined with therapist-driven, one-to-one treatments gives us greater opportunity for faster and better outcomes.