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Work Conditioning/Hardening

Work Conditioning Hardening is a procedure program that is comparable to work conditioning but concentrates more on strengthening specific body parts and reaching your maximum physical performance for the tasks of your work. Work hardening occurs after work conditioning, as it works with intensifying a body section that has already been conditioned. 

If you have been hurt at work, a work hardening program is typically the last part of your treatment program that you will accomplish before returning to work. The principal focus of work hardening is to get you into top physical shape for completing your job, so you can return with a much lower risk of sustaining further injury.

If you are recuperating from a work injury and you are intrigued in learning more about our work hardening programs, reach out to PhysioHealth Clinic today.

What Does Work Conditioning Hardening Do?

When you engage in a work-hardening plan, you will be directed to simulate principal job functions within the clinic while being overseen by one of our Kent, WA physical therapists. For instance, if you sustained a back injury from lifting hefty objects, you may be asked to lift weights while utilizing proper form and techniques (which would have been taught to you during your first conditioning with your physical therapist).

You will also be asked to do specific exercises to strengthen the legs and core to make sure that you are in the most suitable shape feasible for returning to work with the lowest potential risk of injury.

Work-hardening can be done in a group setting or individually with a physical therapist. In a group setting, you will work on your particular duties that are needed for returning to work. Work hardening treatment programs are an ideal way for you to return to work without fear or the likelihood of sustaining another work-related injury.

How Will Work Conditioning Hardening Benefit Me?

Work hardening is an individualized intervention program, meaning that your physical therapist will design your tasks around your specific requirements for returning to work. This will be dependent upon the nature of your fitness, your medical history, the physical demands of your job, and your level of improvement.

These programs are extremely structured and goal-oriented, concentrating on the exercises and activities necessary for preparing your body to return to work. You will possible have smaller goals to achieve along the way before making it to the finish line and returning to the regular duties of your career.

Work hardening programs are typically multi-disciplinary, focusing on multiple distinct aspects of improving physical capacity. This usually includes a focus on balance, flexibility, mobility, posture, strength, and overall service. They are outlined to address and enhance the workplace environment as a whole, such as physical tolerances, productivity, worker behavior, and (most importantly) safety.

With our work hardening programs at PhysioHealth Clinic, you will be able to return to work with confidence that you can accomplish your job efficiently, free from injury or pain.

Contact PhysioHealh today!

Work is tough enough without the concern of sustaining another injury. Our highly-trained physical therapists and advanced techniques of treatment will help you get in the very best shape possible for performing the physical demands of your job. If you have newly sustained an injury and you are reluctant about returning to work, reach out to our Kent, WA physical therapy office today to set up a consultation. Our staff will discuss the best course of action for preparing you to return to work with confidence and without pain.

Do not let another injury slow you down – reduce the possibility with our work hardening program!