Work-Ready Programs

work_ready_programsHere at the Injury Center of Houston, we specialize in workers comp injuries. We know the particular challenges facing someone injured on the job and trying to return to work. For this reason we offer a variety of Work Ready Programs customized to your particular situation.

Work Ready Program for Conditioning: this rehabilitation consists of the worker performing real work activities under the supervision of a licensed therapist. The program aids in maximizing a worker’s tolerance to a job’s physical demands, with the goal of returning to work in a safe and timely manner.

Work Ready Program for Hardening: this specialized rehabilitation program that spans the transition from traditional rehabilitation therapies to return to work by simulating workplace activities and surroundings in a monitored environment. Programs may be developed and carried out by an occupational therapist and/or physical therapist. The goal is to create an environment in which returning workers can rebuild psychological self-confidence and physical reconditioning by replicating their work routine.

People during rehabilitationChronic pain program: Treatment is very intensive. Individuals are admitted on a Monday and undergo 20 full days of rehabilitation. Participants average six to eight hours of active programming each treatment day. An individualized program of treatment is developed for each participant. The program is job specific. Basic components include:

  • Daily physical therapy
  • Exercise sessions twice each day
  • Relaxation training sessions twice each day
  • Group Lectures 2 or more hours each day
  • Recreational therapy daily
  • Occupational therapy daily
  • Walking sessions twice each day
  • Daily medical rounds
  • Additional treatments may be used when the treatment team feels they are indicated. These include upper extremity therapy, gait (walking) training, vocational rehabilitation, individual therapy, trigger point injections, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), hot packs, cold packs, medication adjustments, or other appropriate treatments.