Work Hardening/Work Conditioning
Training Course

"I really gained a wealth of knowledge from the Work Hardening/Conditioning Training Course. It was taught in a manner that anyone could catch on and then apply the information. I will be taking more classes in the future."
Trevera Williams, MSPT, CSPA, CEAS – Serenity Rehab And Wellness Center, LLC

Our Work Hardening/Work Conditioning Training Course is designed for professionals looking to grow their return-to-work program and/or implement high level work hardening/work conditioning into their practice. When implemented correctly, these programs can be the most profitable programs a clinic offers and can be implemented in an organization of any size. Upon completing this training course, you will be able to perform work hardening/work conditioning evaluations, establish return-to-work goals, perform patient treatment planning, and much more!

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Course Overview

Who Should Attend:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Allied Health Professionals

Education Level:

  • Introductory
  • No prerequisites required
  • 15:1student to instructor ratio

Domain/Contact Hours/CEUs:

  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Work
  • 14.5 hours (2 days)
  • 1.4 AOTA CEUs

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform the latest evidence based work hardening/conditioning evaluations including:
    • Intake process
    • Sitting and standing
    • Musculoskeletal screening and evaluation
    • Upper extremity testing/coordination
    • Repetitive functional activities
    • Occasional/frequent material handling
  • Create return-to-work goals and treatment plans from your evaluations
  • Apply the OccuPro industrial rehabilitation philosophy
  • Rehabilitate injured workers using the latest evidence based return-to-work concepts
  • Apply industry accepted principles of industrial rehabilitation
  • Perform industrial rehabilitation documentation
  • Design and set up your physical space
  • Synthesis and document high level return-to-work goals
  • Determine frequency/durations and length of stay in program
  • Identify appropriate exercise programs and job simulated activities
  • Deal with the difficult return-to-work patient
  • Perform a job demands analysis for a work hardening/work conditioning patient
  • Perform work hardening/conditioning  treatments including identifying appropriate treatment and properly progressing your patient

Course Schedule

Day One:

  • Discuss the principles and differences of a work hardening program and work conditioning program
  • Learn to design and set up your WH/WC space
  • Discuss the importance of re-assessment during your program and making sure you document functional progress
  • Review the foundation of performing industrial rehab and how to perform these services at a high level
  • Learn the importance and how tos of performing a job demands analysis

Day Two:

  • Learn to evaluate job simulation and incorporate it into treatment
  • How to progress your patient from initial evaluation to return-to-work
  • How to work and progress the difficult patient from a multidisciplinary standpoint
  • Review a work hardening/conditioning evaluation
  • Create a treatment plan and determine weekly progression of your patient based on the evaluation

Course Approval

Approved Provider of Continuing Education Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

We are an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approved provider status demonstrates our commitment to meeting established AOTA criteria and guidelines for the development and delivery of quality education activities. Organizations that are AOTA Approved Providers have demonstrated a strong commitment in meeting the needs of occupational therapists and assistants in regards to ongoing learning and professional development.

We are recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer training courses to certified athletic trainers. Every course we offer is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) as defined by the BOC for certified athletic trainers. Our BOC approved provider number is P33880.

For your convenience, we have obtained physical therapy approval in many of the 50 states. If your state does not have approval at the time of your course purchase, we will get approval in your state for your chosen course. Please contact us for a full and current list of approved states!

Why OccuPro?

We help rehab practices implement innovative approaches to returning the injured worker to full-duty work. The approach we teach in this training program provides increase quality of care and increase in revenue. Clinics who have implemented our approach have seen the following:

  • 10% increase in outpatient workers' compensation revenue
  • 100% increase in work hardening/work conditioning revenue
  • 275% increase in productivity revenue
  • 400% increase in overall industrial rehab revenue

Request Information

For additional information, please contact us at 1.866.470.4440 or info@occupro.net.

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What People Say About Us

Everything was well covered and comprehensive. The course exceeded my expectations! I can easily begin enhancing my work hardening/conditioning program after this course.

Don Hill
Steppin' Stones Therapy

Thank you for a very informative and practical course on pre-placement post-offer screenings! I appreciated the extensive knowledge, expertise, and ability to adjust/tailor the course to the individual needs of attendees. The format allowed those new to the subject and the "seasoned" practitioner to gain very useful and current information. I hope to attend future classes and highly recommend this course to others who may be interested in this topic.

Kathy Wolf, OTR, CRC
Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Jim's education, experience, and teaching skills provide the very best in learning and practical application. The information was excellent and useful.

Bradley Kenny, Chiropractor
Aurora

Jim Mecham does a GREAT job of making a new subject or area of practice fun, but also educational. He's mighty experienced in this area. The course exceeded my expectations.

Tom Rothery, MS, OTR/L
OccuCare

Jim Mecham had an awesome personality, explained topics clearly, and answered all questions positively!

Jessica Haaf, DPT
AquaCare Rehabilitation

Jim Mecham was very good! He was easy to understand, provided great PT examples, and related the material to rehab practices, which made the course very interesting.

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I like the laid back discussions and small group interactions. I was able to learn a lot from everyone in the classroom. I was able to implement the research from the class into my practice right away.

John Miller, MS, ATC, CWCE, CRC
Ortho Carolina

The On Demand course was extremely informative and I'm so glad I took it this way because I clicked the back button about 100 times so I could take accurate notes. I am so pleased with the course, the content, and materials. This was great and I'm very thankful.

Amanda DiGiovanni, OTD, OTR/L, MLD/CDT, CAPS
SOHO

Excellent! This course really challenged me to "think outside the box" in regards to how I can better market my program.

Tanya Schaer, OTR
Ministry Health Care St. Joseph's

Jim was down to earth, personable, and very professional. He was able to relax the class and got everyone to participate.

Woodraw Hepler
Arkansas Department of Corrections

The course was very educational but not in a stiff classroom way. It was relaxed and I felt very at easy. Jim Mecham took the time to explain anything you didn't understand.

Peggy Guertin, LPN
Ethan Allen

I could tell that Jim is an expert in this field. Him and his staff are very approachable and responsive to any questions or concerns and seem to always go above and beyond in helping us. Great company to work with!

Jean Dutton, MS, LAT
Mile Bluff Medical Center
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