After a person experiences an injury and has taken time off work to recover, he or she will need to go through a transition period when first returning to work.
Transitional work is a step in the recovery process when a person is able to complete some job tasks but is not yet at full capacity. A transitional work programme includes job coaching, instruction, and education in safe work practices to prevent further injury.
The programme usually includes a combination of job tasks that a worker is able to perform safely along with exercise. The person's ability to complete his or her job tasks as well as oversight of a company's return-to-work programme are services offered.
The goal is to provide the returning worker with tasks that are meaningful and to facilitate the worker's complete and total independence and function at work. A transitional work program also allows for the use of environmentally focused interventions that incorporate good, healthy ergonomic practices.
Facilities at The OT Clinic include equipment that simulates various work environments. This intense programme of 4-5 days per week which is closely monitored, provides a realistic work reconditioning environment which prepares the worker to return to work.
Management of the industrial client can include: