Work Conditioning is a highly structured, goal oriented, individualized treatment program designed to maximize the person’s ability to return to work. Work conditioning programs are multi-disciplinary in nature with the capability of addressing the functional, physical, behavioral and vocational needs of the person served.
Work conditioning provides a transition between the initial injury management and return to work, while addressing the issues of productivity, safety, physical tolerance, and work behavior. Work conditioning programs use real or simulated work conditions in a relevant work environment in conjunction with physical conditioning tasks if necessary. The activities are used to progressively improve bio-mechanical, neuromuscular, cardiovascular-metabolic, behavioral, attitudinal, and vocational functions of the person served.