Early Intervention / Injury Management / Occupational Rehabilitation

Crosslinks’ early intervention and injury management services include, but are not limited to:

Initial Assessments

Clarification and resolution of work injury status.

A needs assessment which includes:

  • Medical needs and physical abilities of an injured employee
  • Return to work options—ability of the employer to provide return to work—pre-injury duties, modified or alternate

Worksite Assessments

A complete review of the interaction of the worker and the system in which he/she functions. This may involve:

  • Physical demands and/or ergonomic safety related risks
  • A review of a specific individual’s job or job tasks
  • A review of the physical demands of the job
  • Develop a realistic Return to Work plan that involves a clear objective and timeframe

Functional Capacity Evaluations

A qualitative and quantitative (objective) evaluation of worker’s capacity, using the WorkHab Australia model-methodology that will stand up-physiologically based, supported by peer reviewed literature.

  • Objective evidence of current capacity
  • Reproducible
  • Match capacity to job specifics or identified job options
  • User friendly reports
  • Clarification of capacity for return to work options
    • pre-injury duties
    • job modification
    • alternate duties
  • Identifying suitable job options with current capacity
  • Assist with vocational direction

Ergonomic Assessments

Ergonomics is a scientific, user-centred discipline which plays a major role in design but is also a philosophy and way of thinking. Ergonomics considers the physical and psychological characteristics of people, as well as their needs in doing their tasks – how they see, hear, understand, make decisions and take action.

When conducting an ergonomic assessment, the OT will address five main elements:

  • the user
  • job and task characteristics
  • the work environment
  • equipment design and the interface with the user
  • work organization