WQ Park: Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Back-to-work programme is based on the philosophy that many employees can safely perform productive work during the recovery process. Back to work options can be from transitional duties (temporary work tasks that are meaningful and productive) and or a gradual return to work. Return-to-work programmes are now recognised as an important part of an injured worker's medical treatment plan and rehabilitative process.
Return-to-work programmes benefit everyone in the workers' compensation System.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (RCM) is an assessment of workers who have suffered injuries that could affect their employment opportunities. The worker's ability to perform work and their physical tolerances to a variety of real and or simulated work activities is assessed.
A job Demands Analysis (PA) may be requested in conjunction with a Functional Capacity Evaluation to determine the physical demands associated with the worker's nature of job. The JDA (Job Demand Analysis) is a comprehensive assessment of the job tasks. This includes quantification (weights, frequency and duration) of all work tasks.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCC provides a comprehensive evaluation that measures strength, endurance, physical demand and positional tolerance.
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
When injured workers meet established short- and long term goals but are unable to return to work due to ongoing functional deficits or reconditioning. They may benefit from a higher level of therapeutic intervention designed specifically with a primary goal of returning to work
a. Work Hardening
A highly structured goal oriented individualised intervention programme designed to return the employee to work. Our Work Hardening Programmes are multidisciplinary in nature and designed to restore physical, behavioral and vocational functions.
b. Work Conditioning
An intensive, goal-oriented conditioning programme designed to restore neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function including strength, power, endurance, joint mobility, range of motion, motor control, cardiovascular endurance and functional abilities.
Ergonomics is the relationship between people and the work environment. Ergonomic Programmes focus on evaluating and identifying risk factors in specific work environment and job tasks that could result in musculoskeletal dysfunction.
This programme educates employees and management to recognise and eliminate musculoskeletal risks and minimize accumulated physical job stress.
The least costly injury is the one that never occurs. Pre-Employment Evaluation focuses on determining whether an individual is physically capable of performing a specific job to minimise risk of injury.