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Clinic Assessments

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An Ergonomic Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of the individual in the workplace environment designed to provide education on work habits and body positioning as well as recommendations for appropriate assistive devices and/or environmental modifications.

An FCE is performed to determine whether it is appropriate for an employee to return to previous duties of employment. It assesses an employee’s ability to carry out the activities of daily living and, where applicable, evaluates the employee’s functional capabilities for work retraining.

A Cognitive FCE is designed to gather objective data to form a comprehensive profile of the client’s physical and cognitive strengths and weaknesses in occupational performance. It incorporates core physical components of the traditional FCE (e.g., push, pull, lift, carry, grip strength, fine motor dexterity, full-body mobility, postural tolerance), but unlike the traditional FCE, focuses on gathering measures of cognitive function (e.g., attention and memory, numeracy and visual perception, and executive function, including planning, problem solving, self-monitoring, self-awareness, frustration-tolerance, and impulsivity). It is designed to provide objective baseline testing and inform recommendations to return the individual to the highest possible level of functioning during the return-to-work planning process.

A PDA (or JDA) provides a systematic and objective (quantified) evaluation of the physical tasks involved in performing the essential and non-essential components of a given job. It is designed to appraises the demands of the job and/or an employee’s suitability to the physical demands of the job and may be used proactively to prevent injury, or reactively to support return-to-work goals. The analysis includes recommendations for rehabilitation. It is often carried out prior to a Functional Capacity Evaluation.

A CDA provides a systematic and objective (quantified) assessment of the cognitive, emotional, and psychological demands required to perform the essential and non-essential components of a given job and/or to assess employee’s suitability for the cognitive demands of the job. It may include measures of higher level cognitive aptitudes, capacities in concentration and memory, aptitudes in social interaction, learning style and abilities, and skills in listening and communication. Where appropriate, the analysis includes recommendations to enhance strengths and compensate for weaknesses to return the individual to the highest possible level of functioning during the return-to-work planning process. A CDA is often carried out prior to a Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation.

This 4-6 hour assessment provides quantitative measures of cognitive function through standardized tests and scales as well as qualitative measures through structured observation and client self-report. The assessment includes measures of attention and memory, numeracy, visual perception, and executive function, including planning, problem solving, self-monitoring, self-awareness, frustration tolerance, and impulsivity. It also assesses cognitive functional gaps. It is designed to provide objective baseline data concerning cognitive strengths and weaknesses used to inform recommendations for strategies to maximize strengths and compensate for weaknesses during the return-to-work process.

This assessment provides an objective appraisal of the suitability of the work environment to the employee, and includes recommendations for education and training, worksite modifications, and/or adaptation of equipment.

This assessment provides a functional assessment of an individual’s ability to carry out the activities of daily living with an objective physical assessment of the client’s current physical capacities (strength, range of motion, etc.). It is often the first step in returning the client to a pre-accident level of functioning.

This assessment is designed to evaluate a client’s ability to manage personal care tasks and identify areas of concern through measures of cognition, sensation, perception, and biomechanics.

This assessment is designed to determine the client’s ability to function safely within the home. The assessment will evaluate whether the client can safely access all areas of the home, and will recommend and implement environmental modifications where needed to promote safety and independence.


Clinic Treatments (OT•AT•PT)

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At this initial appointment, the Physiotherapist or Athletic Therapist will meet with the individual to conduct a focused musculoskeletal assessment, including structural integrity, range of motion, and strength. A rehabilitation plan will be developed and treatment recommendations will be made on the basis of this objective data.

At this initial appointment, the Physiotherapist or Athletic Therapist will meet with the individual to conduct a focused musculoskeletal assessment, including structural integrity, range of motion, and strength. A rehabilitation plan will be developed and treatment recommendations will be made on the basis of this objective data.

Upper Extremity/Stroke Rehab

Custom orthotics stabilize foot alignment and relieve high-pressure areas which reduces symptoms associated with common injuries. Orthotics, in conjunction with other treatments, speed recovery.

Hand Therapy

Our skilled OTs treat injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, tendon and nerve repairs, soft tissue injuries, and complicated wounds. Treatments include joint and soft tissues mobilizations, scar and wound care, joint protection and ergonomic education, as well as prescription of stretching, range of motion, and strengthening exercises.

Splinting

Our experienced OTs fit clients for silver ring splints to reduce pain, and increase function by immobilization and protection of the joint to prevent hyperextension or by supporting a stabilized increase in range of motion.

Silver Ring Splint Fittings

Our experienced OTs fit clients for silver ring splints to reduce pain, and increase function by immobilization and protection of the joint to prevent hyperextension or by supporting a stabilized increase in range of motion. These splints are more functional and more durable than plastic variants.

Pressure Management

Our experienced OTs are skilled in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, using pressure mapping for pressure relief interventions, transfer training, and client education on weight shifting and skin care.

Manual Therapy

This clinical treatment involves manipulation, mobilization or massage of soft tissues and joint structures to reduce pain and increase range of motion. This treatment is performed by a trained Athletic Therapist or Physiotherapist.

Kinesio and Sport Taping

This therapeutic technique is used to give support and stability to joints and muscles to reduce pain and inflammation without restricting range of motion. This treatment is performed by a trained Athletic Therapist.

Exercise Prescription and Rehab

Our physical therapists develop individualized, goal-oriented exercise plans which are designed to increase strength, endurance, proprioception, and range of motion, promote weight loss, and/or correct biomechanical deficiencies.

Acupuncture

This proven pain relief technique is used in conjunction with other treatment modalities.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Considered a breakthrough in pain management, Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive therapy which uses cutting-edge sound wave technology to relieve pain and stimulate recovery in injured tissue.

Custom orthotics stabilize foot alignment and relieve high-pressure areas which reduces symptoms associated with common injuries. Orthotics, in conjunction with other treatments, speed recovery.


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