Occupational Health

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to providing education on workplace safety, body mechanics and ergonomics to prevent injuries before they happen. We understand that in business, as in life, prevention of injury is safer, easier and more cost effective than rehabilitation, surgeries and other medical treatments.

Our highly-skilled team offers functional testing, functional capacity evaluations and ergonomic analyses to ensure a healthy work force. We perform thorough and multifaceted evaluations to match the worker’s physical abilities to the critical physical demands of the work.


The benefits of testing include:

  • Injury prevention
  • Empowering employees and employers to intervene when work activities bring on symptoms or problems— before there is a need for time off of work
  • Test objectively the worker’s physical abilities
  • Develop work rehab programs that increase the employee’s ability to return to regular job duties

Some of our occupational therapy programs include:

  • Activities of Daily Living Training
  • Brain Injury
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Pre-Work/Post-Offer Testing
Pre-Work Screen (PWS) is a test of a job applicant’s functional ability to safely perform the physical requirements of a specific job. Functional testing may include lifting, force testing, postural tolerances, grip, push and pull, ambulation, climbing and balance abilities, and job simulations. PWS allows the employer to make hiring decisions in a legal, fair and non-discriminatory way, and it promotes a more positive relationship between employer and employee.

  • Tests are performed by trained and certified physical/occupational therapists
  • Tests integrate into existing hiring process, often without added processing delay
  • Tests can be performed on-site at location of employment or at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital

Functional Capacity Evaluation
Functional capacity evaluations are tests designed to measure the ability of a client to perform specific job functions. These evaluations are used to determine recommendations for returning to work after an employee’s illness or injury.


Ergonomics
Once there is a good job fit, employers need to keep their workforce healthy and free of injury. Workplace ergonomic assessments can help prevent repetitive use syndromes that are the leading cause of musculoskeletal disorders.
These assessments are comprehensive and include:

  • Assistance with workplace design
  • Evaluation and assistance for workplace redesign and remodels
  • Ergonomic solutions

Work Site Evaluations
Employers need to keep their work force healthy and free of injury. Workplace ergonomic assessments can help prevent repetitive use syndromes that are the leading cause of musculoskeletal disorders. These assessments are comprehensive and include:

  • Assistance with workplace design
  • Ergonomic solutions
  • Evaluation and assistance for workplace redesign and remodels

News and Events

Lovelace Women’s Hospital introduces less-invasive breast cancer treatment option
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