Locations: Upper Perk | New Hope | Springfield
(215) 679-0105
Jay.Kauffman@UpperPerkPT.com

Work Injuries and FCEs

Work related injuries are common. People at work can injure their hands, wrists, shoulders, back, knees, ankles and feet during a number of activities. We offer complete evaluations, physical therapy and functional capacity evaluations to resolve work-related problems and help individuals prevent accidents that could affect their livelihoods. We also provide on-site physical therapy where we actually show up to the work-site and perform job-site evaluations, return to work evaluations and even physical therapy treatment.

How We Can Help:

Millions of Americans are injured while working. Common work injuries include spinal disorders - particularly in the heavy machinery industries - and cumulative trauma such as repetitive motions which can cause carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. Cumulative trauma injuries continue to increase as computer usage spreads throughout business and industry.

Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most prevalent medical problems. They affect 7% of the population and amount for 14% of physician visits and 19% of hospital stays. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders can be caused or made worse by the work environment. They can cause severe, often debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling. They can also reduce the worker productivity by causing missed workdays, varying degrees of disability increase workers compensation costs.

Complete Evaluation and Treatment:

The process begins with an extensive musculoskeletal evaluation. Then we develop a personalized treatment program based on your particular injuries. We have the credentials, experience and ability to resolve work-related injuries.

Functional Capacity Evaluations, (FCEs) provide a systematic process for assessing an individual's safe physical functional capabilities. We then match that individuals functional capacity to their job demands. Additionally, we provide on-site job specific evaluations, return to work evaluations, fit for duty tests and even physical therapy treatment.

We work with case managers to coordinate the necessary treatment to ensure continuity of care for the injured employee. In addition, employers and their affiliates receive prompt and efficient communication from our office. We help resolve the work injury based on the individual's needs and work situation. We consider the evidence and incorporate only those evidence-based therapies known to get good results. The goal of our customize therapy is to improve a worker's ability to perform work tasks safely by reducing pain increasing mobility.

To learn more about how we can help, please call us at any one of our locations.

 

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2767 Geryville Pike
Pennsburg, PA 18073
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