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Workplace health and rehabilitation

  • Work injury services

    Warehouse worker moving boxesCourage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers customized services to help injured workers return to work quickly and safely. The professional team also works with
    businesses to create healthy and safe work environments.

    Evaluations

    The WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluation is a two-day, thorough assessment of a person’s physical capabilities. It clearly identifies work-related capacities. Evaluations are customized based on the specific return-to-work guidelines needed. This may include:

    • job-specific testing
    • fit-for-duty evaluation
    • upper extremity testing

    Results are summarized and recommendations given.

    Physical performance testing

    This two-hour assessment helps define whether a person can return to work and at what capacity level. Referrals for this test are often from health care providers seeking input related to disability benefit eligibility forms or the need for ongoing disability benefits. A formal report (R-33) based on testing results and recommendations is sent to the referring provider for signature.

    Pre-placement screening

    Job-simulated, objective measurements help determine a prospective employee’s physical abilities. These evaluations identify job-related essential criteria for safe, appropriate and effective job placement. Results are conveyed to the employer.

    Work conditioning

    Injured workers can return to work quickly and safely by progressing in a supervised program of work conditioning that includes:

    • simulated job activities with body mechanics
    • instruction
    • aerobic conditioning
    • flexibility
    • strengthening exercises 

    Hours and days are individualized depending on conditioning needs and return to work goals. Institute staff members are available to meet for ongoing progress reports. Physical capacities forms and recommendations are provided upon completion.

    On-site job analysis and ergonomic assessment

    Our industrial rehabilitation specialist will identify and quantify physical demands, environmental concerns and essential job functions in an extensive report.

    Solutions will be provided for preventing future injuries as well as suggestions for ergonomic equipment and modifications to employee workstations.

    On-site education programs

    Customized injury prevention activities for employees and managers focus on topics including back injuries, office ergonomics and cumulative trauma disorders.

    Classes are interactive and include demonstrations and opportunities to practice safe postures and movement related to real-work environments. Follow-up services are available to assess effectiveness and address ongoing needs.

  • To schedule physical
    performance testing, call
    612-262-7900.

    For all other services,
    or for more information, call
    612-863-8937,
    unless another number is given in the locations listing on this page.

    Locations

    Work injury services are available at the following Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy or hospital locations. Please note: not all services are provided at each location.