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Work Hardening Therapy

Work Hardening Therapy

If you have completed physical therapy for an injury but are still unable to return to work, you may benefit from work hardening therapy and work conditioning therapy. These types of higher-level therapy are goal-focused, helping to dial in on any remaining functional deficits or deconditioning that may be preventing you from returning to work.

What Can I Expect?

During your session, our occupational therapist will work with you to build up your endurance and strength by simulating your typical job tasks. This may include lifting, pulling, and moving objects, beginning at low poundage and increasing over time.

Each therapy program is specially designed for your needs and we replicate what a full workday looks like for you ranging from 5 to 8 hours. There are numerous advantages to this approach including:

  • Learning to safely accomplish tasks
  • Practicing proper body mechanics
  • Decreasing pain
  • Developing muscle strength
  • And more

At Back To You, we understand the importance of returning to your job, which is why we work alongside every patient to increase their body’s tolerance to fully perform occupational tasks. If your health care provider has recommended work hardening therapy or work conditioning therapy, contact us today to schedule an appointment.