Use of Industrial Medicine to treat musculoskeletal injuries
What Is Industrial Medicine?
Moreau Physical Therapy has helped 100’s of companies save on their healthcare costs, and we can do the same for you. Industrial Medicine is a branch of services offered by Moreau PT to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries related to workplace injuries.
By implementing a injury prevention program, not only will injuries be prevented, but medical expenses paid by employers will decrease, employee turnover will decrease, and therefore productivity will increase.
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Types of Industrial Training
- New Hire Training:Training offered to educate new hires on ergonimics, correct posture, body positioning, and risk factors in the workplace that can increase their risk for injury.
- Injury Specific Training: Prevenative care and wellness solutions for a specific injury when there is a noted increase complaints or general preventation.
- Ergonomic Training: Ergonomic education for all employees. Also can be used for on-site training to develop an ergonomic team for your location.
Types of Worksite Analysis
- Risk Factor Analysis: Analysis of a worksite for potential risk factors that could lead to musculoskeletal injury by working with employees and management to understand workflow and job requirements and recommend possible solutions.
- Office Ergonomics Analysis: Analysis performed in office areas to identify any ergonomic issues and prevent possible injury by proposing solutions to decrease the chance of future injury.
- Functional Job Analysis: A procress used to objectively measure, quantify, and categorize all functional and positional physical demands required by all employees to perform that job.
Types of Industrial Testing
- Functional Capacity Evaluation: A comprehensive, structured test used to objectively measure the safe functional capabilities of an individual across a wide range of work related activities.
- Post-Offer Pre Employment Testing: A test used after an individual is offered a position, to determine the best job placement by matching their own physical capabilities with the physical demands required by a specific job.
- Fit for Duty & Return to Work: A functional test used to determine if an employee can safely perform their job demands after a sustained injury in order to return to work.