- Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities:
- Long-Term Acute Care:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities:
- Outpatient Facilities:
- Boston - Downtown Crossing
Gloucester - Cape
- Lexington - Pediatrics
Work Injury Rehabilitation Program
Work Injury Rehabilitation Programs at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Outpatient Centers are structured and goal-oriented programs designed to help you identify work capacities, regain functional skills, and return to work after an injury. A leader in rehabilitative care, the Spaulding Network provides evaluations to identify and reduce the risks of new and repeat injuries in the workplace.
Approach to Care
Our comprehensive rehabilitation program at the Spaulding Network uses an interdisciplinary approach to help you return to work safely. The goals of a work hardening/ work conditioning program are to help you develop a physical tolerance for work, regain flexibility, mobility, strength and endurance, learn safe work techniques, assess tools or job modifications for a safe return to work, explore career options and understand your injury and how to manage pain.
Each program is tailored to your job task. With the help of Spaulding’s therapists, you first begin an exercise program to regain strength, endurance, range of motion, core stabilization and cardiovascular conditioning then focuses on the specific functional job tasks required.
You participate in an intensive program that includes tool use, lifting, gross and fine motor activities, ladder climbing and a large variety of work simulations utilizing a work simulator. Each program is individually tailored to your job task.
Spaulding therapists work closely with your primary care physician, having direct communication as needed regarding work precautions and your ability to progress towards specific job tasks.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is dedicated to providing new treatments in the field of Work Injury Rehabilitation, including:
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Our 2- to 3-hour evaluation is designed to help determine a person’s ability to function safely in a work environment and reduce the risk of re-injury. The work injury rehabilitation team will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan to facilitate safe return to work.
Work Site Evaluations
A therapist from the work injury rehabilitation team will go directly to your place of employment and observe you performing your job duties. This allows the therapist to identify any potential job hazards and offer suggestions to help you perform your job more comfortably and easily.
Our team consists of occupational and physical therapists who are focused on ensuring maximum recovery. All of our work injury rehabilitation therapists have been certified in the Delta Method of Functional Capacity evaluations. Team members have over 20 years of experience treating patients with work injuries.
Each of the Outpatient Centers of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network has on-site clinical leaders who direct the Work Injury Rehabilitation Programs.
Research & Innovation
Work Injury Rehabilitation is offered at these Spaulding locations:
Spaulding Outpatient Center Medford
Spaulding Outpatient Center Peabody
Spaulding Outpatient Center Plymouth
Spaulding Outpatient Center Sandwich
The following services are related to the Work Injury Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding:
Assistive Technology (ATEC)/ Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ACC)
Brace Clinic/Prosthetics Clinic
Pain Management Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Services