Optimize OT Occupational Therapy Services offers workplace assessments with experience in a broad range of industries from professional office setting to more extreme industrial and agricultural environments.
Worksite and Ergonomic Assessments
Optimize OT will identify and remove conditions in a workplace that may be interfering with work performance when a worker is experiencing an injury or illness, or to prevent in injury and increase productivity. Accessibility, work methods, workplace design and ergonomics, productivity demands, equipment in use, and the worker’s abilities and limitations are some of the factors that are considered. Recommendations for equipment, stretches and/or education can be made.
Optimize OT will assess the job demands of a self-employed position using objective measurements of the physical and cognitive demands of that position. Measurements such as lifting, carrying, pushing, standing, sitting, climbing, reaching, decision making etc are taken into account. The percentage of work completed prior to an injury is compared to hours and duties able to complete at the time of the assessment.
Optimize OT will objectively measure the physical and cognitive demands of a specific position. Areas measured include lifting, carrying, push/pulling, standing, sitting, climbing, balance, reaching, manual dexterity, environmental conditions, etc. The position is then classified into an occupational category (ie: medium demands level of work). This information can be used to assist with RTW plans, prevention of injuries, and employment placements.
Return To Work
Optimize OT will consult with the employee, their employer, and their health care team to create an effective return to work program. This process includes an evaluation of the employees’ skills and abilities, their job demands, and their work environment. An individualized return to work program will be created for the client.
Permanent Impairment Assessment
An occupational from Optimize OT will conduct an objective assessment of an injury, looking at factors such as scarring (size, shape, and pigmentation), scarring (size, shape, and pigmentation), range of motion, sensation, and deformity. A report will then be provided to a third party payer to help them determine an amount for a permanent impairment award.