Through Sentara RMH Rehab Services, the Sentara RMH Occupational Health Center offers the following industrial rehab programs to create a safer and more efficient workplace:
Pre-placement screenings measure a client’s maximum lifting ability in several lift positions, as well as cardiovascular endurance.
Job site evaluations can be performed for an entire organization or specific to one person or one job. The goal of these evaluations is to position the worker in the safest, most productive and energy-efficient manner.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are used to assess an injured worker’s ability to safely return to work. Components of this test include a musculoskeletal evaluation, material handling, positional tolerances, dexterity evaluation, endurance testing and a psychological screen to address the effect of pain on the worker.
Educational programs can vary according to the individual needs of the organization. Programs can be customized with slides of the actual workplace if desired. Programs include but are not limited to:
- Body mechanics—how to lift correctly
- Back education—injury prevention
- Cumulative trauma disorders—overuse injuries
- Carpal tunnel prevention
- Joint protection
- Stress in the workplace
If you are interested in receiving more information on these or other industrial programs, please call 540-433-4600.