Successfully Return to Work
With help from our physiotherapists
Macclesfield Physio help many individuals return to and maintain a normal working life. Macclesfield Physio’s Return-to-Work Rehabilitation Programme is designed to allow individuals return to all their normal daily activities after an accident or injury.
The return to work programme is very cost effective when compared with the business costs of absenteeism.
The programme begins with a Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) of the individual’s current abilities and limitations. An initial FCA score will be calculated. At all future treatment sessions FCA scores are also generated and documented. This easy to use system allows our physiotherapists, along with the individual, the individual’s rehabilitation case manager and the individual’s employer, to monitor progress (subject to gaining consent from the individual).
At the end of the initial assessment short and long term SMART (specific, measured, achievable, realistic and timed) goals are discussed, agreed and set between the physiotherapist and the individual.
Macclesfield Physio perform treatment in a variety of settings:
The location of the initial assessment and treatment sessions is largely dependent on the nature and severity of the injury / condition and the type of job / previous activity levels of the patient.
- Home Visits
- Clinic Appointments
- Gym Sessions
The initial assessment and goal setting allows our physiotherapists to formulate tailor-made treatment plans specific to the needs of each individual. Treatment is focussed on motivation and connecting each individual with an attitude of independence, and responsibility to their own future health and wellbeing.
Treatment can comprise of:
- Manipulation and Mobilisation
- Exercise programmes
- Specific work conditioning
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Manual Handling and Postural / Ergonomic Advice
Following the assessment a final report provides a summary of treatment, goals, and FCA scores throughout treatment. An analysis of these functional measures, along with the return to work decisions of the individual’s physiotherapist will be sent to all doctors, rehabilitation case managers and employers concerned. The final report will outline whether any further medical or therapeutic intervention is required, the scale on which the patient can return to work (if not full duties) and any equipment required (along with recommended supplier) to allow the individual to return to work.
Please call the Macclesfield Physio reception on 01625 32 67 32 for more information.
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