Occupational Rehabilitation

After an employee encounters a work-related injury, you’re eager to help them recover, feel well and return to work. The occupational rehabilitation service at Genesis Occupational Health can help. Our rehab programs assess the employees’ abilities to get back on the job, and a plan is developed to return to work.

For patients, family members and caregivers living with a recent or existing traumatic brain injury, we offer our Brain Injury Support Group to share your experiences, challenges and receive support. 

    After an injury, employees can receive high-quality, cost-effective treatment for a prompt return to work and a healthy life. We have a wide array of occupational rehab therapies for neck, back and orthopedic injuries to get employees back to work. Referrals can also be made to specialists when needed.

    Back pain, back strains Post-surgical cases
    Bursitis Spinal cord injury
    Chronic pain Sprains and strains
    Minor fractures Tendonitis
    Muscle injuries  
    Neck injuries, neck strains  
    Orthopedic injuries

    Our therapists have special training in occupational rehab and use programs especially designed to meet the employer’s and employee’s needs and goals. The treatments include general warmups, aerobics, circuit training (carry, lift, push/pull), sit/stand tolerance and education. Occupational Rehab completion can include up to 4-8 hours of therapy and simulating the job the employee will return to.

    How our occupational rehab programs work

    The employee will work with therapists in daily sessions at a Genesis Rehabilitation Services location to improve physical strength, aerobic fitness and work capacity for a more successful return to the workplace. A team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and technicians is here to help, and employers are kept up to date about the employee’s injuries and recovery.

    Work Hardening

    Work hardening is a program that focuses on work-related activities designed to prepare employees to get back on the job. The patient plays an active role in their rehabilitation by simulating their everyday work activities and receives an assessment to determine if he or she can return to work. Work hardening treatments start with 2 hours daily and progress to 4-8 hours a day by the end of the treatment.

    Physical Reconditioning

    Physical Reconditioning is designed to increase physical tolerance, psychological status and performance of duties. While physical conditioning is less intense than work hardening, the end goal is that a patient will be more employable by the end of the reconditioning. Treatment is typically three times a week for 2 hours each and patients receive an assessment to determine if he or she can return to work.

    Functional Capacity Evaluation

    Functional Capacity Evaluation looks at the individual’s musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, daily living activities, pain, body mechanics, sit/stand/drive tolerances, bending, reaching, squatting, climbing, lifting, carrying and push/pull activities. This type of evaluation assesses a patient's work abilities and his or her maximum ability to perform certain tasks.

    Work Capacity Evaluation

    Work Capacity Evaluation may include the same tests as the Functional Capacity Evaluation, in addition to an evaluation of the patient's ability to complete specific work tasks related to his or her job specific demands.

    Make an appointment with occupational rehab

    Genesis has convenient locations in both Muskingum and Perry County offering occupational rehab including the Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation and the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset. Occupational Rehab is also available at the Genesis HealthCenter-New Concord.

    If you’d like more information about the encompassing occupational rehab at Genesis Rehabilitation Services, please call today. A physician referral is required.