Work Conditioning

What is Work Conditioning?

Work Conditioning is a program designed to rehabilitate an injured worker and includes strengthening, endurance training and work simulation with a goal of return to work.

How we determine an appropriate candidate for a Work Conditioning program?

  • RISK – is the patient at risk of re-injury or causing injury to co-workers?
  • CAPACITY – can the patient meet the minimum job requirements?
  • TOLERANCE – what is the patient’s ability to perform tasks with pain, subjective complains?


AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work

Our Work Conditioning program features:

  • Conditioning up to 4 hours/day and 3-5 days/week
  • Typical program duration is 2-4 weeks
  • Program may involve a job site visit and/or equipment from the employer to use in the clinic for work simulation
  • Focus on the work-related injury and improving the employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of their job safely
  • Communication with case manager/physician/carrier a minimum of 1x/week including:
    • Client performance, sincerity of effort, discharge planning
    • Professional opinion regarding clients ability to return to work and when