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As a leader in innovative health care, Sentara offers area employers the region’s most comprehensive range of evaluation, therapy, conditioning, rehabilitation, screening and injury-prevention programs. Our physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists and rehabilitation experts can help employers achieve their goals of a
healthy and productive workforce.

Functional Capacity Evaluation
Musculoskeletal examinations identify an injured employee’s performance levels with objective, verifiable criteria.

Hand usage, body movements, posture and weight handling dynamics are evaluated.

Industry-acclaimed Joule work injury management software provides data to evaluate situations from pre-placement screening to return-to-work testing.

Return-To-Work Program Of Work Conditioning
Individualized programs incorporate aerobic conditioning, endurance, strengthening and job simulation tasks to build tolerance for a return to work.
Depending on employee capabilities, this program may be combined with modified return-to-work activities.

Functional Job Analysis Through On-Site Evaluation
Therapeutic analysts observe an employee performing tasks at the work-site, checking body mechanics, posture, task strength and other physical conditions.

Therapists recommend corrective or preventive measures to minimize further risk of injury.

Functional Job Description And Pre-Work Screening
Therapists assist employers in creating job descriptions in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Detailed descriptors include job objectives, functions, equipment, site access measurements and work dynamics.

Pre-work screenings determine a candidate’s ability to perform a job safely, leading to hiring decisions that are legal, fair and non-discriminatory.

Prevention Services
Sentara therapists conduct work-site group sessions to educate employees in techniques that prevent work related injuries through correct body movement, posture and weight
handling techniques.

Educational print and audiovisual materials motivate employees to become partners in safe workplace practices. 

Reality-Based Work Conditioning
As part of an employee’s rehabilitation program, therapists work with employers, supervisors and case managers to assess the specific physical requirements of actual work activities.

Work related injury rehabilitation services are available at the following Sentara Therapy Center locations:

CarePlex - Hampton
Hand Therapy - Virginia Beach
BelleHarbour - Suffolk
St. Lukes - Carrollton
Greenbrier - Chesapeake

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