The Return to Work programme is focussed on the restoration of function whilst reducing pain. Treatment is carefully structured around work tasks and focussed on self-management. All sessions are one to one with a physiotherapist with the long term goals focussed on overcoming physical and psychological barriers to return to work.
The first session with the physiotherapist is the assessment. The assessment covers a full subjective and objective assessment. As part of the objective assessment a functional capacity score (FCA) is calculated. This score reflects the current ability and limitations. This score is an objective measure of the progress that an individual is making and is recalculated at future sessions. The FCA score allows the physiotherapist, the patient, and the employer to monitor progress.
At the end of the assessment short and long term goals are discussed and agreed with the patient.
Physio.co.uk perform treatment sessions in a variety of settings. The location of treatment is ordinarily dependent on the ability of the patient, the nature and severity of the injury, previous activity levels and the tasks required of them at work.
We perform treatment sessions:
- At home
- In clinic
- At work
- In the gym
Return to Work physiotherapy treatment sessions regularly consists of:
- Education regarding the condition, the reasons for pain and limitations, the effects and importance of treatments and self-management.
- Personal exercise programme focussed on lengthening tight muscles, mobilising stiff joints, strengthening weak muscles, reducing pain and increasing function.
- Specific work conditioning to improve work specific strength, endurance, and postural tolerances prior to return to work.
- Manual handling training
- Ergonomic advice
- Manipulation and Mobilisation
Return to Work Report
As a return to work approaches an assessment is performed to generate a further FCA score and a return to work report is formulated. This assessment may take place in the workplace to allow suitable and appropriate work tasks to be identified by the physiotherapist and the employer. The report contains a return to work plan which details the scale on which the patient can return to work, duties to be performed, any graduated increase in duties, any restrictions on duties, timescales, equipment required and any further medical intervention required. The return to work report is made available to the patient and the employer.
Treatment can continue once the patient has returned to work to allow a return to full duties as soon as possible.
To find out more about our Return to Work programme please call now on 0330 088 7800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org