The Work Rehabilitation Clinic offers a comprehensive industrial
program that focuses on matching the worker to the work. It
incorporates each part of a work-related injury from prevention
to rehabilitation to a rapid return to work.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a
certified Isernhagen Work Systems provider, internationally
recognized in the work rehabilitation industry as one of the
leading total work injury management programs for business,
industry and workers.
The clinic employees work closely with companies to help minimize
potential risks by identifying possible solutions. Safety
education programs are designed to empower employees to help
understand and solve problems.
Ergonomics and Job-Site Analysis
Therapists help identify ways to make the work environment safer
and more productive. After analysis of task, employee and work
site, employees are provided with guidelines for safety and given
recommendations on new work area design and adaptive equipment.
Prework and Preplacement Screening
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
screening provides a match between the worker and the work.
Testing provides specific correlations between job demands and an
applicant's physical abilities.
Acute Physical and Occupational Therapy Injury
Same-day appointments to injured workers with a physician
referral are available. Therapeutic interventions to reduce pain
and edema, or to provide splinting or supportive devices or
education may help return individuals to work more rapidly.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
This work-related test assesses an individual's physical ability
to do a specific job or activity, and aids in developing a
return-to-work program. The test is comprehensive and clearly
describes the tasks a worker could perform in an eight-hour day.
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
With the goal of returning to work in a timely manner, this
program strengthens a patient's abilities by simulating job
duties. The program is intensive and maximizes an employee's
tolerance to a job's physical demands.
Functional Job Descriptions
This service combined with the Job-Site Analysis accurately
evaluates and describes the essential functions, critical
physical demands and possible modifications of any job in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Impairment Rating Data Collection
Therapists are certified to collect impairment data according to
the American Medical Association's Disability Rating Guidelines
by TWCC-approved training programs. The therapists work with the
physicians on the medical staff to assess and report the client's
physical impairments for patients who have achieved optimal
Fitness Maintenance Program
The Work Hardening and Work Conditioning programs
emphasize the importance of maintaining flexibility, endurance
and strength in order to help reduce the risk of re-injury at
work, leisure or daily activities. Clients are offered the
opportunity to continue their exercise program in the facility,
using the equipment to which they have become accustomed after
discharge from work rehab or therapy. The business office will
work with insurance carriers on payment if the maintenance
program is prescribed as medically necessary to help prevent
further injury. Several payment options are also available.
Back School is a two-hour class offered monthly for all therapy
and work rehab clients. The class is a fun and interactive way
for individuals to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the
spine, and proper lifting techniques and body mechanics.
For more information, call 817-267-3399.