At Work-Fit Total Therapy Centre, we provide workplace injury rehabilitation for clients 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. Workplace injuries are usually covered by WSIB. If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, swelling, numbness or tingling, we can help.
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 chiropractic techniques and may include strengthening and conditioning, massage therapy, and acupuncture. The clinic also offers Work Hardening and Work Conditioning as part of Work-Related Injuries whereby a worksite assessment is performed. 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.
Our clinic is experienced in treating common work-related injuries including:
- Injury to the upper extremities caused by repetitive motions
- Soft tissues injuries including the neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back injury/pulled or strained muscles
- Leg sprains, strains, or muscle tears
- Shoulder pain or frozen shoulder
Repetitive Strain Injury:
A painful condition which may affect muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Caused by highly repetitive activity. Typically affecting computer users to machine operators and those playing musical instruments and sports.
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.
We provide a 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.