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Work Hardening Center

Services and programs available at East Ridge Physical Therapy's Work Hardening Center: 

Work Hardening

East Ridge Physical Therapy's Work Hardening Program is intended for the individual who after completing therapy or work conditioning, is still unable to meet the physical demands of their job.  The program is initiated with a Physical Capability Assessment to establish baseline objectives and care plan development including education, sports medicine based physical restoration and work simulated strengthening/conditioning. Clients are scheduled for four hours per day, five days per week, and education includes Back School and Cumulative Trauma Disorder classes with emphasis on body mechanics instruction and postural training. 

Work Conditioning

East Ridge Physical Therapy's Work Conditioning Program is useful for the individual in need of a personalized strengthening and conditioning program, excluding work simulated activity.  The program is initiated with a Physical Capability Assessment to establish baseline objectives and care plan development including education, sports medicine based physical restoration and body mechanics instruction. Clients attend the program from one to three hours per day, up to five days per week, and education includes Back School and Cumulative Trauma Disorder classes with emphasis on body mechanics instruction and postural training.

Job Site Analysis

East Ridge Physical Therapy offers an onsite assessment of a client’s work space with input regarding their physical/functional job responsibilities.   

Physical Capability Assessments

East Ridge Physical Therapy offers a two hour functional evaluation used to assess a client’s physical ability to perform functional, strength and cardiovascular based activities (as defined by the US Department of Labor standards).  Worker’s Compensation and No fault insurances are accepted and self-pay is available for Social Security Disability Insurance applicants.  

Pre-Employment Strength testing

East Ridge Physical Therapy's pre-employment strength testing includes Isokinetic Strength Testing performed on Cybex Norm equipment with interpretation done by Industrial Physical Capability Services, Inc.

Education

East Ridge Physical Therapy offers 30 to 90 minute group presentations on our Back School and Cumulative Trauma disorder classes.

Contact Information

Rochester General Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation - East Ridge
Planet Fitness Plaza
1850 East Ridge Rd., Suite 5
Rochester, NY 14622

Map & Driving Directions

Phone: (585) 922-7100