New Hanover Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Services works with employers and workers across the region to aid in the prevention and rehabilitation of workplace injuries through analysis and consultation, therapy for injured workers and screenings to prevent an injured worker from further damage.
Ergonomic Consultation/Job Site Analysis
Trained therapists visit worksites to assess risk factors that may cause repetitive trauma or cumulative trauma injuries. From this analysis, injury prevention strategies are formulated and employees and management staff are educated in injury prevention techniques and application of ergonomic principles
This therapy program is designed to return an injured worker back to work using whole body conditioning and strengthening, job simulation, and patient education.
This is a brief assessment performed by a therapist which determines if a prospective employee is capable of performing the critical physical requirements of the job.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
This test determines an individual's capabilities of performing physical work. It includes all 21 physical demands of work as defined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles in addition to 15 more, when indicated. The FCE offered through NHRMC Rehabilitation Services is standardized, objective, reliable and valid.