Employees who experience lost-time, limited duty, or symptoms in response to job tasks may benefit from work hardening physical therapy services. Rendered in various phases of the injury healing process, physical therapy helps the injured employee return to safe and productive work.
The purpose of Work Conditioning and Work Hardening, as well as a combination of the two, is to help progress an injured employee’s tolerance of job or occupation-specific physical stresses. Treatment should emphasize restoration of work-related function and reconditioning.
Work Conditioning Program
An intensive work-related, goal-oriented conditioning program designed to enable the employee to return to work. The program may include:
- Multi-hour sessions up to 4 hours/day; 5 days/week; for 8 weeks
- Systemic neuromuscular functions (joint integrity and mobility)
- Muscle performance (strength, power, endurance)
- Motor function (motor control and motor learning)
- Range of motion (including muscle length)
- Cardiovascular/pulmonary functions (aerobic capacity/endurance, circulation, and ventilation, and respiration/gas exchange
Work Hardening Program
A highly structured, goal-oriented, individualized intervention program to restore physical, behavioral, and vocational functions to return the injured employee back to work. Program includes:
- Multi-hour sessions up to 8 hours/day; 5 days/week; for 8 weeks
- Multi-disciplinary approach
- Uses real or simulated work activities
459 East Main Street
Prattville, AL, 36067-3409
Phone: (334) 356-6107
Fax: (334) 356-6109
New Patient Info
Welcome to the Phoenix family! You’re one step closer to feeling like you again. You can expect superior care at each step of your rehabilitation journey, starting with scheduling your first appointment. After scheduling your first appointment, we encourage you to download and fill out your patient forms and insurance information.
• Medicare – Part B (Cahaba)
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
o PPO/Blue Advantage
• United Healthcare
• Humana Military/Tricare
Meet The Team
Corey Walker, PT, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist
Taylor Lanier, PCC
Patient Care Coordinator
Courtney VanDeventer, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Virginia Carpenter, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
A large part of what sets Phoenix apart is our team. We are proud to employ highly trained professionals who are not only skilled at what they do, but are passionate about providing you with individualized care. Our Phoenix team members are what makes achieving quality clinical outcomes possible through expertise and a personal approach.
Welcome to Prattville
Because you deserve exceptional rehabilitation services, we strive to provide care that’s purposeful, personalized and cost-effective. At Phoenix, where our approach values ongoing patient education and customized care, you are the center of our focus. During your first appointment, you’ll work directly with one of our highly trained team members to develop your personalized treatment plan. You can expect top-notch care in a professional environment from beginning to end. Start your journey to feeling like you again at our Prattville location by taking advantaging of our Physical Therapy and Occupational Health Rehabilitation services. We are conveniently located off E...
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