Injured Worker Rehabilitation

    Traditional therapy is combined with work reconditioning, work simulation, safety education and ergonomics.

    Injured Worker Rehabilitation Therapy is coordinated through the Occupational Health Center. To link to their services, click here.

    Injured Worker Rehabilitation is part of Lawrence + Memorial's Signature Rehabilitation Services with facilities in Waterford and Groton.

    Traditional therapy is combined with work reconditioning, work simulation, safety education and ergonomics.

    • Work Simulation and Work Re-Conditioning
    • Functional Capacity Assessment
    • Functional Job Assessment and Job Description preparation
    • Post Offer Functional work screening
    • Ergonomic worksite evaluations


    Work Re-Conditioning Therapy

    The only program of its kind in Eastern Connecticut.

    • Physical therapy program focused on restoring ability to perform work function after an injury on the job.
    • Traditional therapy is combined with work simulated activities to return clients to work more quickly.
    • The primary focus of therapy is the safe return of the client to his/her job following an injury or surgery.


    Work Simulation

    • The only program of its kind in Eastern Connecticut.
    • Work simulation stations to replicate highly physical job functions on a continuous basis to strengthen and equip workers to return safely and confidently to full duty.
      • Examples: construction, police, fire fighter, warehouse, electricians, HVAC and pipefitting.


    Functional Capacity Assessment

    • Objective, standardized test to measure employee's work abilities.
    • Testing performed by Therapists certified in the Isernhagen Method of Functional Capacity Assessments and Job Function Analysis.
    • Functional Capacity evaluations are used to:
      • assist in determining ability to return to a specific job
      • gather information for physicians to determine the degree of disability
      • provide recommendations for rehabilitation care plan
      • offer input for job-retraining


    Community Safety Education/Ergonomics

    • Certified Specialists in Health Ergonomics (CSHE)
    • Ergonomic training and lectures for companies
    • Ergonomic worksite evaluations


    For information regarding programs or clinical services
    Please contact Jessica Babineau, OTR/L
    Phone: 860-446-8265 ext. 7061 
    E-mail: jbabineau@lmhosp.org

    To schedule appointments:
    Please call
    Groton: 860-446-8265 ext. 7074 Fax: 860-448-6961
    Waterford: 860-271-4900 Fax: 860-271-4910
    We are available for telephone consult during clinic hours.
    Please call us to discuss your concerns.