An occupational therapy referral is usually received from a physician for a worker who has sustained an injury on the job. These clients undergo a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) which gives a baseline of the client’s status. Client’s then undergo a 4-6 week work hardening programme which consists of education, exercise and work simulated activities. The purpose is to recondition the client who has been off from work for a prolonged period to resume their customary work tasks. Reports are provided to the physician and employer so that the progress can be tracked. Recommendations are made for return to work which may include ergonomic changes to the work environment, tools or positions of the worker.