Our aim in work rehabilitation is to facilitate return to work of injured or ill patients and to assist in mitigating circumstances that could otherwise result in a failure to return to work. Since we see clients with physical, psychosocial or neurocognitive conditions or challenges, our approaches are tailored according to each patient’s needs. By implementing a robust and goal directed rehabilitation programme (tailored to the patients’ occupational goals), we encourage patients to take ownership of their health and address circumstances which can hinder early return to work. An early referral does however remain a critical requirement in the mitigation process.
Physical injuries / conditions
By employing specific therapeutic approaches we assist patients to minimise their fear of movement by incorporating cardiovascular fitness, strengthening, work-simulated activities, life skill training and postural/ergonomic education. Each patient’s rehabilitation regime is different and tailormade according to their diagnosis, personal and work related needs by using an interdisciplinary approach. We furthermore ensure that psychosocial risk factors (eg. fear avoidance or alarmist thought patterns) are addressed early on so that the maximal rehabilitation benefits can be achieved.
Worksite assessment / Job analysis
A worksite assessment or otherwise also referred to as a jobsite analysis usually forms an integral part of a patient’s rehabilitation prior to his return to work. However, worksite evaluations can also be performed prior to or after a functional capacity evaluation/work assessment in order to compare the client’s functional ability to his/her required job role and thus make more specific recommendations (if applicable).