At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive injury management program that helps prevent workplace injuries, and if you are injured at work, quickly and safely gets you back to work.
Our dedicated staff of physical and occupational therapists deliver a continuum of care that gets results.
In a recent internal quality survey:
- 83 percent of patients treated returned to work.
- Of those, 72 percent returned to their usual and customary job.
Our Return to Work and Injury Management program includes:
Injury Management Services
Preventing injuries is key to the success of our program, and we offer a variety of services designed to make the workplace safer:
- Injury prevention seminars that teach employees how to minimize the potential for injury.
- Ergonomics/job site analysis brings one of our experts to the workplace to observe and analyze the work environment and offer guidelines for safety.
- Functional job descriptions are generated to evaluate and describe essential functions and critical demands to determine possible modifications in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Pre-employment screening reviews job candidates to see if they can meet the demands of a job.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
The Functional Capacity Evaluation measures your physical ability to perform work activities, and helps in the development of a safe return-to-work plan and case resolution. Our Functional Capacity Evaluations use the internationally recognized Isernhagen Work Systems, focusing on objective findings.
The Work Hardening Program provides a work-capacity evaluation to compare your abilities to the current job description and offers work simulation that allows you to safely train to return to work.
The program is four hours per day, three days per week. During this intense reconditioning and body-retraining program, workers perform real job activities, ranging from office work to heavy construction labor. This environment allows you to safely ramp back up to your job and gain the confidence you need to return to work.
We also train workers on new ways to perform their jobs so they can be safer and stay injury free. The clinic is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Doctors, employers or insurance companies may refer workers to our program. For more information, please call (510) 204-1788.