Workplace Injury Programs

Workplace injuries (covered by WSIB) are a more common problem than most people believe. At Care Plus Physiotherapy clinic, we provide workplace injury rehabilitation for patients who have suffered an injury at work. Injuries can occur due to an accident, from overuse of one’s body, or even due to repetition of specific movement activities.

Our Physiotherapists focus on restoring functional abilities to the patient, thus allowing them to return to work. This is accomplished by a combination of physiotherapy techniques and may include strengthening and conditioning, massage therapy, and acupuncture. For more severe cases, we recommend that a worksite assessment is performed for the patient.

Worksite Assessment

The purpose of a worksite assessment is to evaluate all of the duties that a patient encounters in their working environment. Assessments are for individuals who are able to work (or return to work), but have difficulty performing specific tasks due to an injury or disability.

The factors that are considered during the on-site assessment include:

  • Accessibility
  • Workplace design
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Productivity demands
  • Equipment used to perform tasks

Our assessment staff will provide the patient and supervisor with a detailed report of recommendations for workplace modifications and job re-design. The recommendations are structured to improve the basic functionality of the patient at work, address any changes required to the method of work, educate the patient through training, and provide the appropriate equipment needs.

Depending on the severity of the case, a worksite re-assessment may be required approximately 2 months later to ensure that the recommended modifications have been implemented appropriately and are providing the desired effect for the patient.

Ergonomic Assessment

Care Plus Physiotherapy Clinic provides thorough ergonomic assessment of office workstations. Immediate changes to the workspace are made by the assessor and the employee is educated on safe ergonomics and posture. Recommendations for required equipment are made in conjunction with the employer’s preferred vendors.