Pro Medical Work Hardening:
Work Hardening (Work Conditioning) is an interdisciplinary, individualized, job specific program of activity with the goal of returning to work. Work Hardening programs use real or simulated work tasks and progressively graded conditioning exercises that are based on the individual’s measured tolerances.
Work hardening provides a transition between acute care and successful return to work and is designed to improve the biomechanical, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and psychosocial functioning of the worker.
Work Conditioning Programs are designed to more closely correlate treatment to the physical demand levels of the injured worker’s job. Recreating this environment in a therapeutic setting has proven to be an effective tool for reducing re-injury.