Work Conditioning

Swedish Hospital's Work Conditioning Program uses a multidisciplinary approach to restore function, promote physical fitness and prepare clients to return to work. 

To schedule an appointment, call 773-878-6888.

Individualized Care

Beginning with a comprehensive functional capacity evaluation, the specialist will assess functional deficits, dexterity, range-of-motion, strength and reflexes. He/she will also conduct a full anatomical and neurological exam, evaluate pain perception using a standard questionnaire, and determine lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling capacity.

Each treatment plan is individualized and may include any one or more of the following:

  • A customized exercise program including stretching, monitored cardiovascular training, resistance training and stabilization exercises
  • Work simulation activities using Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation tool that objectively measures job-specific abilities and provides job simulation
  • Precise measurements using Biometrics' E-LINK, a computerized evaluation system that determines the client's disability rating for upper extremity usage
  • Aquatics therapy in the warm-water therapy pool
  • Education on soft tissue healing, the value of exercise, proper posture, body mechanics and re-injury prevention
  • Group exercise sessions and weekly meetings
  • Job site analysis and suggested modifications

Conditions Treated

People who can benefit from the Work Conditioning Program are those having:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Resolved surgeries (at least three weeks post-surgery)
  • Healed fractures (at least three weeks post-surgery)
  • No medical contraindications to activity-based rehabilitation
  • Ability to benefit from exercises

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call 773-878-6888.

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