Work hardening is a highly structured program specifically designed to help patients return to their pre-injury work level. Work hardening is multidisciplinary, meaning it not only works on recovering the body but also works on returning the worker’s frame of mind prior to their injury.
Treatments include: Strengthening and flexibility exercises, cardiovascular conditioning, spine and joint stabilization exercises and job task training (i.e. pushing, pulling, crouching, lifting, bending, sitting, or twisting).
Who can benefit from Work Hardening?
- Police Officers
- Correction Officers
- Construction Workers
- Healthcare Providers
- Delivery Drivers
- Post office employees
- Any other labor-intensive professionals