Injured Worker Rehabilitation

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:

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.