Program Summaries

All of our work injury programs are tailored to individual needs and expectations. Thanks to a staff unequaled in experience, we are able to offer comprehensive evaluations and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This includes any and all techniques that are necessary and appropriate for healing and function.

Therapists work with clients to design personalized therapeutic exercise programs, and to aid their long-term health awareness. Routine functional assessments provide status updates regarding a person’s work tolerances and abilities.

Work Program Objectives

  • Faster Return to Work: We focus on return to work issues from the onset of treatment. Providing detailed functional abilities status reports and a regular communication with stakeholders, results in a more timely return to work. 
  • Better Communication: Providing a communication link with the employer, physician, vocational counselor, claims manager and others ensures a more unified team and reduces confusion and redundancies. 
  • Capable and Confident Workers: Comprehensive and individualized rehabilitation programs ensure that workers have the tools and confidence to perform their jobs safely and reduce the risk of injury reoccurence.

Restoring Function

      • Acute Rehabilitation: Physical or occupational therapy for workers who are newly injured.
      • Work Conditioning: Occupational and physical therapy specifically designed to help people return to work.
      • Work Hardening: A highly structured and specialized program designed to return workers to full-duty employment in four weeks.
      • Functional Capacity Evaluations: Comprehensive evaluation of an injured workers functional abilities and limitations.
      • Pre-Work Screens: Evaluation of a new hire’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job hired for.
      • Job Analysis: Documentation of the essential physical demands of jobs, performed at the job site.
      • Ergonomic Evaluations: Onsite assessment identifies risk factors and barriers to return to work. Recommendation of equipment or work methods assists with a workers safe return to work.
      • PGAP: The Progressive Goal Attainment Program is a standardized ten (10)-week intervention program whose goal is to maximize the rate of progress in rehabilitation and reduce the probability of the development of chronicity. PGAP is a suitable intervention for individuals with pain-related limitations who are in need of an active mobilization intervention and for whom psycho-social issues such as fear of re-injury or pessimistic outlook are considered to be important contributors to disability.
No one could tell me why it was taking so long to recover from my surgery. On my second visit [at Summit] for work conditioning they found out why and we worked to correct the problem. Within a few weeks I knew I was going to get all of my strength back the numb area on my forearm was gone! I was worried about being able to work 8 hours days because I had been off work for over 1 ½ years, so I began the work hardening program. The first week (4 hours) was challenging. But by the end of the second week I knew I could do it. I was challenged and encouraged by everyone and I think the program is excellent! I can do anything I want or need to do in my entire life. Thanks so much!!
J. Bartcher