Work rehabilitation helps workers remain at work or return to work in a safe and productive manner following work related injury or illness. This 1.5 hour program introduces participants to effective clinical practice elements that specifically focus on supporting workers in restoring functional performance and preventing unnecessary work disability.
Work related elements related to evaluation, goal setting, functional goal setting and selection of interventions are discussed in a manner that allows participants to integrate relevant elements into everyday practice. Case scenarios include documentation and communication strategies, as well as discussion of how to address factors influencing return to work.
This program is suitable for those hoping to improve their clinical practice, as well as a practices seeking a standardized resource for team training.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to-
1. Describe how work activity limitations or participation restrictions should influence physical and occupational therapy practice in the areas of examination, diagnosis and gap analysis, goal setting and intervention planning.
2. Identify 3 factors that may impact return to work prognosis in a case example, considering client presentation, risk factors or potential barriers/facilitators
3. Differentiate care path intervention recommendations based on low or high assessed risk of delayed return to work
4. Propose strategies to overcome 2 common care barriers that may impact use of best practices in work rehabilitation in the clinic