For employees who have sustained work-related musculoskeletal injuries, we offer a variety of treatments including exercise, modalities and education. Rehab goals include quick recovery and a safe return to work.

Pre-Placement/Post-Offer Physical Screenings

The screenings are developed through an on-site evaluation of job duties and requirements. Screenings help to identify any history that could create potential difficulties in completing functional job tasks. They establish a baseline for an employee for future reference and establish an employee’s lifting capability and technique. Flexibility, strength and cardiovascular endurance are also assessed during the screening.



Worksite Evaluations and Education

Programs that analyze job tasks, equipment, workstations and body mechanics, which are all aimed to help prevent an injury from occurring. Evaluation of the job site can be helpful when making reasonable accommodations to comply with the American Disabilities Act. Regular visits (weekly or monthly) to the job site allow for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries or the therapist may recommend further evaluation by a physician.



Work Hardening/Work Conditioning

This program is utilized to help rehabilitate an employee and enable them to return to safe gainful employment. This is an employee-specific program designed from an employee’s job description, which helps establish a return to work program. Cardiovascular, strength and endurance-simulated work activities emphasizing proper body mechanics are performed to ready the employee for the rigors of the job.



Functional Capacity Evaluation

Our staff is trained to complete the Functional Capacity Assessment. This evaluation is used to assist the physician in helping determine if an individual is able to safely return to a specific job. This assessment also helps determine safe physical demands that an individual is capable of working. This evaluation can be used by the physician in determining level of impairment or disability and specifically a worker’s functional abilities.



PT For a Healthy Workforce

at Nebraska City Physical Therapy

Call us to learn more about Functional Capacity Evaluations, worksite evaluations, pre-placement and post-offer physical screenings, and other ways our physical therapists can help when it comes to work fitness and work-related injuries.