Work Rehabilitation

Title: Work Rehabilitation

Course Overview:
Work Rehabilitation (WR) programs are designed to address a worker’s physical, functional, behavioral and vocational needs after a work related injury.  The aim of this program is to design worker specific care plans to increase worker abilities, while facilitating appropriate and timely return to work.

This 1-day training includes how to identify gaps in patient function and work task performance as well as development of work targeted goals and clinical interventions. Participants will learn how to effectively and efficiently adapt evaluation, screening and functional testing based on phase of care, complexity of patient presentation and work considerations.  Course content includes information regarding referral and intake considerations, identifying functional job demands, functional testing, screening for psychosocial factors, setting SMART goals, and development of work simulation interventions.  The program includes customizable templates and documentation forms you can use to track functional status and gather functional work info, as well as case studies, and quality improvement information.

General Information: Additional course information
Faculty: Biographies
(Blankespoor, Daley, Dunlap, Peterson, Webber)

Intended Audience:  Licensed professionals ‐ Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Certified/Registered Kinesiologist (observers such as Occupational Health Nurse, Case manager, Vocational Rehabilitation/Psychology professionals based on space and background).
Program Level (AOTA): Introductory
AOTA Classification Categories: 1-Domain of OT, 2-Occupational Therapy Process
Prerequisites: none
Delivery: Live, In-Person
Student Ratio:  15:1
General Teaching Method Overview:  Lecture/discussion, group activities, case studies
Informed Consent: Yes
Duration:  Full day, 7.5 contact hours
Requirements for Completion:  Attend all course sessions, class participation/engagement in learning activities including group activities.