Our goal is to prevent the worker from becoming a patient.

PDRWorks provides an array of services that employers can take advantage of to help improve the health of their employees, reduce injuries, and/or assist with the treatment and return to work plan, if necessary, for injured workers.

  • 1Onsite Physical Therapy (PT) or Occupational Therapy (OT) Services

    Onsite first aid and skilled therapy services for musculoskeletal/neck & back discomfort and pain are very helpful for prevention of injury, early detection of injury, and treatment for general aches and pains which can take the employee out of work to seek care elsewhere.  Onsite Services can be provided on either a full-day (8-hour) or half-day (4-hour) basis with a minimum of one-half day per week.

    Skilled therapy includes the evaluation, treatment and exercise instruction for employees seeking help for common aches and pains not related to a workers’ compensation injury. First aid services provide basic evaluation for injury. If no injury is present, the therapist may provide non-customized stretching instruction as well as other basic services such as icing.

    The onsite therapist will immediately notify the employer if there is a concern or risk for future recordable injury(s) based on employee work-related and/or reported complaints of pain or discomfort. They will also coordinate with management on “first reports of injury” if it is determined there is a work-related injury to address.

    Services other than skilled therapy and/or first aid can also be provided during Onsite time. These services include, but are not limited to, employee education, ergonomic screens and/or stretching programs and instruction. Customized training and education can also be provided for an additional fee. PDRWorks is happy to work with the employer to determine the best use of the therapist’s onsite time.

    PDRWorks will provide the employer quarterly reporting regarding utilization and services provided. These reports will help in determining the employer’s return on investment.

    Customized Body Mechanics Training

    Customized Body Mechanics Training can be provided to help ensure proper techniques are used for lifting, carrying, bending, kneeling, and other physical requirements associated with a specific job. The training is customized to the employer, and even more specifically to a particular job in order to reduce or prevent injury. To customize the program, a job analysis (see below) must be performed. The information garnered from the job analysis is then used to develop a one-hour customized body mechanics training program. This offering is particularly effective for jobs or departments which have traditionally experienced a high incidence of reported work-related injuries.

    Onsite Education

    Onsite education is available as an individual service option or it can be included as part of an onsite service agreement. Educational programs include ergonomics training, body mechanics training, stretching programs, nutrition, and more. These programs are geared toward reducing injury and improving the health, productivity, and safety of employees. Topics can be customized to meet the specific needs of the employer; additional fees may apply, dependent upon the services requested.

  • 2Job Analysis & Ergonomic Consultation

    Job Analysis

    Job analyses are performed to determine the essential job functions, assess for risk of injury and provide recommendations to reduce those risks.  Job analysis can be utilized by the employer to create ADAAA and EEOC compliant job descriptions, or to create post-offer/pre-placement evaluations (POPE). For employers interested in creating customized training and education programs, a job analysis must be completed. Job analyses take approximately four (4) hours of onsite observation. The information gathered will be used to create a thorough report of the essential physical requirements for a specific job.

    Post-Offer / Pre-Placement Evaluations

    Pre-placement/post-offer evaluations are used to measure an applicant’s ability to perform the Essential Job Functions required for the role they seek. PDRWorks must complete a Job Analysis in order to create a customized post-offer test. The data collected on each applicant is provided to the employer. This information can be used for job-matching, accommodation requirements, confirmation of employment or withdrawal of the employment offer.

    Ergonomic Screens

    Ergonomic screens can be provided as part of onsite services. Screens can be a helpful tool when used in combination with onsite care, as the onsite therapist can identify risks and make recommendations to prevent further injury.

    Ergonomic Consultations

    Ergonomic consultations are performed to assess the injury risks associated with a specific jobs or job duties. Several hours of onsite observation and data collection are required. A complete report with specific recommendations and methodologies to mitigate risk will be provided.

  • 3Skilled Therapy & Medical Services

    If an employee is injured on the job or needs the expertise of a physician, PDRWorks partners with PDR Clinics to provide a comprehensive, psychologically-informed treatment approach that produces outstanding, measurable outcomes. Our care team partners to ensure injured workers have a safe and efficient return to their pre-injury role as quickly as possible is critical.

    Medical Expertise & Management

    Our Occupational Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians evaluate, treat and manage acute to long-term musculoskeletal pain due to injury, overuse, or general deconditioning.

    Therapy Services 

    Our team of physical and occupational therapists treat acute to long-term musculoskeletal pain from injury, overuse, or general health using an active, biopsychosocial model that restores strength and function in safe and supportive environment.

    Each patient’s functional ability is continually measured and monitored on a continual basis. This information is provided to the supervising physician for continual updates to ensure maximum workability.

  • 4Return to Work

    PDR Clinics dynamic program focuses on restoring the injured worker to maximum health as quickly as possible.

    PDR Rehabilitation

    1. PDR’s Case Manager obtains the injured worker’s job description.
    2. Physician specialist evaluates the injured worker as quickly as possible to determine causality, workability and develop a plan of care.
    3. Occupational therapist performs functional assessment to determine workability of injured worker.
    4. Physician utilizes data from the functional assessment and compares to the essential physical job requirements defined in the individual’s job description to determine updates to workability.
    5. Physical and occupational therapists create and execute the customized care plan based on individual needs and goals.
    6. Regular checkups with physician for continue monitoring and updating of workability.

    Accelerated Conditioning & Training (ACT)
    ACT is a series of 3-4 specialized visits that focus on specific physical and/or emotional barriers that may be impeding the patients progress.

    Intensive Accelerated Conditioning & Training (IACT)
    IACT is intended for injured workers that have been out of work for an extended period and/or need significant endurance and conditioning training for a successful return to work.

  • 5Case Facilitation

    PDR’s Case Manager oversees every workers’ compensation case to ensure timely and efficient care and service is provided. The Case Manager will also communicate on a regular basis with the key stakeholders involved in a workers’ compensation case, including the employer and insurance adjuster or case manager.

Service Benefits

Onsite Therapy

  • Keeps employees at work and productive; no need to leave work for care
  • Early detection and intervention of injury which helps improve outcomes and long-term healthcare costs
  • Identification of issues that may need to be addressed if common ailments/complaints occur within a specific department or manufacturing line; therapist can work with employer to resolve
  • Keep employees healthy
  • Employee satisfaction has been shown to improve when there is access to onsite healthcare services
  • Reduce healthcare insurance utilization – keeping premiums low

Job Analysis

  • Assists with the production of accurate physical demands
  • Supports more accurate hiring decisions which also helps protect the employer from unnecessary employee injury and claims
  • If an injury occurs on the job, knowing the accurate essential physical job requirements of a job help with establishing a more accurate plan of care
  • Protection for the injured worker to ensure they do not return to full duty until they are able to meet the goals of the established essential physical job functions

Post-Offer/Pre-Placement Evaluations (POPE)

  • Post offer screens are effective at containing workers’ compensation costs[1]
  • Ensuring a prospective employee has the physical capabilities to perform the essential duties of a job can prevent injury and reduce needless financial costs[2]
  • According to OccuPro, for every dollar invested in a POPE, the employer will gain a savings of $15
  • The goal of POPEs is to reduce the number of significant injuries, not all injuries
  • POPEs are recommended for the 20% of jobs that cause 80% of the injuries (not all jobs in a facility need a POPE)
  • POPEs provide pass/fail data based on the applicant’s ability to perform the physical demands for the essential functions of the job

[1] Scott, L.R., Poster Offer Screening, AAOHN Journal 2002; 50 (11), 559-563.

[2] Scott, L.R., Poster Offer Screening, AAOHN Journal 2002; 50 (11), 559-563.

 

Ergonomic Screens

  • Identifies ergonomic issues that could result in injury if not addressed

Ergonomic Consultations

  • Identify areas that need intervention to reduce the risk or presence of injuries
  • Provide solutions to resolve issues identified as high-risk for injury

Employee Education

  • Improved knowledge and awareness of proper body mechanics (lifting, bending, reaching techniques)
  • Introduce stretching program to help reduce injury and increase endurance
  • Customize educational programs to meet the need of the employer and employees