BarnesCare's physical and occupational therapy specialists are experts in helping
injured workers restore their physical performance, return to work with minimal
time lost, prevent re-injury and increase overall productivity.
After a detailed musculoskeletal evaluation, each BarnesCare patient receives a
customized, goal-oriented treatment program. Patient education is central to our
approach. Most therapy plans include home exercise programs.
BarnesCare physical therapists are prepared to treat common injuries sustained in
the workplace as well as difficult post-surgical cases such as ACL reconstructions,
rotator cuff repairs, disc repairs and spinal stabilizations.
Led by two board-certified hand therapists, BarnesCare's hand therapy program treats
acute injuries such as carpal tunnel release, nerve entrapment, fractures and tendon
Going beyond conventional treatment, BarnesCare hand therapists also determine the
source of the injury, help identify ways to prevent re-injury and recommend "hand-safe"
methods of completing required job and daily living tasks.
The BarnesCare work hardening program ensures that the injured worker can perform
in a safe and productive manner upon return to work. BarnesCare’s experts
use detailed job simulation, conditioning exercises and patient education to help
maximize function and work tolerance.
BarnesCare's Work Conditioning Program emphasizes returning injured employees to
work as quickly as possible while keeping them physically fit.
Therapists may work with the injured worker two to three times per week to improve
strength, flexibility, endurance and work task tolerances.
Essential Function Testing
Successful hiring begins with matching an applicant’s physical abilities to the demands of the job. BarnesCare can help you make informed hiring decisions through essential function testing. Essential function testing complements the pre-placement physical exam. It also instructs proper body mechanics, posture and lifting techniques, to ensure daily tasks are carried out safely. Read more about the value of essential function testing.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
The BarnesCare FCE is an extensive evaluation that provides objective information
to determine an individual's physical abilities and/or the status of their occupational
disability. It includes measurement of strength, balance, flexibility, coordination,
cardiovascular condition and body mechanics.
FCE results are summarized with specific recommendations regarding the patient's
level of functionality, including their ability to perform on the job and/or return
Meet BarnesCare’s physical therapy team.