Return to Work

Together we can speed up the process of getting back to work successfully.

Drawing on the expertise of the multi-disciplinary team, we have over 20 years of experience in successfully coordinating return to work programs for individuals requiring a range of services from a straightforward recovery to a complex and/or prolonged injury. Throughout the return to work transition, LCP Health will provide clear and objective reporting to track progress and ensure a safe and timely return, using standardised objective measures.

We are experienced in providing the following return to work services: 

Work Conditioning Program

A work conditioning Program is a rehabilitation program designed to assist individuals who have sustained musculoskeletal injuries in achieving a safe and sustainable return to work. The conditioning program is an individualized program that is involves education, injury-specific strengthening, cardiovascular and flexibility training, as well as, focused on functional restoration and work-simulated activities.

Work conditioning programs provide a transition between acute care and gradual return to work while addressing the issue of productivity, safety, physical tolerances and work behaviors. Programs use conditioning tasks that are graded to progressively improve the function of the individual in conjunction with real or simulated work activities.

PGAP

The PGAP is an evidence-based treatment program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions. PGAP is a 10-week intervention program that is aimed to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress, promote re-integration into life-role activities, increase quality of life and facilitate a return to work.

How are these goals achieved?

  • Targeted treatment of psychosocial risk factors
  • Structured activity scheduling to assist the client in resuming activities that have been adversely impacted by injury or illness.
  • Graded-activity involvement

  • Goal-setting to promote resumption of family, social and occupational roles

  • Problem-solving intervention techniques are invoked to target specific obstacles to rehabilitation progress (e.g. fear of symptom exacerbation, catastrophic thinking, perceived injustice and disability beliefs).

  • Motivational enhancement

  • In the final stages of the program, the intervention focuses on activities that will facilitate re-integration into the workplace.

Disability Case Management

LCP Health can provide the medical and rehabilitative expertise combined with a sound working knowledge of the health care system and duty to accommodate rights to ensure an effective and appropriate care plan for employees. We provide disability case management for a variety of clients including insurance and lawyers by assisting with communication between all necessary health care team members.

We are able to initiate and maintain a well-coordinated response to the individual’s rehabilitation and medical needs. At LCP Health, we pride ourselves in being able to facilitate lasting solutions, within a northern context, that benefit everyone involved.

Job Site Evaluation/Ergonomics

Facilitation of RTW and duty to accommodate can be multi-faceted and complex; therefore, it can benefit to have a third party provide objective measurable modifications at the worksite. Modifications may include work tasks and/or hours to facilitate gradual return to the target job, as well as advice regarding medical and psychiatric symptom control and body mechanics/ergonomics.

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“I believe 100% that if anyone needs rehabilitation after a surgical procedure, the program at LCP Health is the way to go to get your life back. Through this concise functional restoration program your life will become more fulfilling and more complete. I am a Nursing Assistant so it was imperative that I had the same amount of strength and stability on both legs; I sincerely thank my therapists and all the support I was given to attain my goals. This program not only built my strength, stamina and stability but contributed to my successful return to the workforce.” -Sheilagh, Nursing Assistant