The Manual Handling Specialists

The Manual Handling Specialists

Do functional work conditioning programs work?

November 30, 2016

Everyone agrees that our injured workers can benefit from an increase in exercise, the common question we get at Prescribe from rehabilitation providers, insurers and employers is what type of exercise do their injured workers need and will this assist in achieving return to work outcomes?

With an ever-increasing number of providers and treatment modalities it is understandable that some confusion exists around the effectiveness of treatment modalities. At Prescribe we understand the importance of a graded and importantly functional work-conditioning program to achieve reduction in reported pain and disability, while simultaneously increasing physical and return to work status.

Have a look at this research article abstract from the University of Wollongong in conjunction with Haydn Tawse (Managing Director) on the effectiveness of a functional work-conditioning programme on sub acute and chronic low back injured patients. It is clear to see that effective treatment from trained and qualified professionals leads to results in all aspects, including the obvious goal of return to work status.

At Prescribe we are results focused, we strive to get results for our clients and this includes assisting your injured workers return to work, increase physical status and reach self-management of injury. If you would like to learn more about how we do it at Prescribe and some of the innovative recover at work programs we are now running contact us today.

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