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Occupational Health Center: WorkRight

Offering employers a full spectrum of rehabilitation, work conditioning, and Job-specific Functional Screens specifically focused on safely preparing workers for return to work and the prevention of work-related injuries. WorkRightSM can help employers save money while improving your work force’s functional status and overall comfort on the job.

  • Functional employment screens.
    • Extended hours of service; some screens can be performed on a ‘walk-in’ basis
    • Back assessments
  • ADA/EEOC compliant functional job descriptions
  • Ergonomic assessments and training
  • On-site exercise and body mechanics training for groups or individuals

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Our therapists have advanced training to specialize in both conservative and post-surgical management of all orthopedic conditions including work injuries. Treatments may include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, ASTYM, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, traction, taping, hot packs, and cold packs.
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Work Conditioning

Offered through the skill and expertise of Rex D. Brown, MS, CEAS and Rachel Viel, MS, PT, CWcHP after traditional therapy is complete, work conditioning focuses on restorative exercise programs designed specifically to prepare the worker to return to work. Incorporating the basic components of strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination in simulated work activities, work conditioning provides the additional rehabilitation to allow the worker to safely resume duties and help prevent future injury. Work Conditioning Patient Info

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)

FCEs assist the physician in determining a worker’s ability to return safely to his/her job. If the results of the FCE reveal the worker is unable to meet the job’s demand, it will assist the clinician in making further recommendations for treatment (which may include Work Conditioning) or a return to work with restrictions and/or reasonable accommodations. OrthoIllinois' WorkRightSM providers utilize the XRTS FCE testing system, offering the most objective way to measure effort – of critical importance as recent studies have shown that the biggest predictor of the functional outcome of a FCE is the validity of the effort that the worker puts forth during testing.
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WorkSTEPS Pre-employment/Post-offer Testing

The certified WorkRightSM clinicians at OrthoIllinois utilize the proprietary WorkSTEPS employment testing to help match the functional capabilities of candidates or return-from-injury workers with the essential functions of the job, which can be key for employers seeking to create a safer, more productive workplace.
  • Comprehensive Post-offer Employment Screen
  • Comprehensive Post-offer Employment Screen with Upper Quadrant Test
  • Fit for Duty Screen
Learn about Employment Testing

Learn more about the ways we can help your company save money in conjunction with improving your workforce’s functional status and overall comfort on the job:

Free Consultation

Call us to discuss your specific work-safety and injury-prevention concerns.

Free Educational Opportunities

Let us work with you to develop and present lunch and learns for your laboring and management teams.

Begin a Functional Employment Screening Program

Receive free or reduced-cost the development of essential function job descriptions. That means minimal or no cost start-up, and we offer the most competitive pricing for follow-up services.

To learn more, call Rex Brown, MS, CEAS at 779-774-1271.

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