What is the Work & Industry Program?
The financial impact of lost productivity after a workplace injury often surpasses the cost of direct medical cost. Our primary goal is to help prevent injuries from happening on the job. If an injury does occur, our goal is then focused on helping the injured worker return to their productive and fulfilling work and personal life. We work to ensure that your organization’s workforce is safe and productive. All of our services are delivered with licensed clinicians and have been demonstrated to consistently reduce employer costs.
Job Site Analysis Includes:
We assist employers in the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders through several early intervention and job site analysis programs to help employers avoid more serious workers’ compensation claims by creating a safer work environment.
Employment Testing Includes:
We design, implement, and perform employment tests that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to determine the position’s essential job functions and ensure employers are hiring candidates that match the physical demands of each position.
- Post-offer testing
- Fit-for-duty testing
- Physical agility testing
What Makes Our Work & Industry Services Different:
We provide evidence-based hands-on care designed to facilitate a timely return to work, with incomparable access to care as part of Upstream’s family of brands. Our clinics offer quick and efficient scheduling within 24 to 48 hours with the option of centralized scheduling. Our therapists focus on the injured workers’ functional goals with a rapid progression of care and a de-emphasis on passive treatments and modalities. Our assessments are thorough and we always include documentation of functional tolerances to ensure the injured workers’ safe return to work. We provide clear and concise communication to appropriate the stakeholders which includes the identification of red flags and non-compliance along with written progress reports every sixth visit or 14 days (whichever is sooner).
What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.