All of these services help our Kinesiologists to understand the working environment, to work with you to optimize that working environment, and to get your employees back to work as efficiently as possible.
Fit Health is a SureHire testing facility.
We provide drug and alcohol screening, as well as physical and fitness testing.
For companies with highly physical jobs, the Pre-Employment Screening will help find the applicant that is the best fit for a position. The tests are designed to determine if an individual is fit to work in a specific position within the company, by reviewing their medical history and assessing their physical fitness. It will highlight if a candidate is capable of handling the physical demands of the job, as well as screen out applicants that may be prone to injury.
The FCE evaluates an individual’s ability to perform work-related activities in an effort to get employees back working. Usually, these sessions are sought after onset of disability, illness, or an accident. The assessor can then determine the next steps of employment, whether that be modified work duties, modified work hours, or work conditioning sessions.
Our FCE assessment allows a comparison of the individual’s health status, body function and body structure, to the job demands and work environment. The exam will review current medical and musculoskeletal status, as well as functional testing.
At the end of the exam a report will summarize the physical demand level tolerated, job-specific physical abilities, performance consistency, effort levels, adaptations to enhance performance, and treatment recommendations if limitations are found.
A healthy, proactive workforce is crucial when it comes to a high performing company. These on-site clinics aim to provide early recognition and management of injuries. Information on how to keep employees safely at work as they recover from an injury, as well as transitioning back to full duties is also part of this clinic.
“The EIC helps employees take initiative to protect themselves while working, as well as provides early intervention by providing on-site care.”
Utilizing these programs has mitigated employee issues before they became recordable injuries or work absences.
An ergonomic assessment is a key factor in keeping a workplace safe and fit for work. Work related injuries typically happen due to poor working postures, poor movement patterns, and external factors which cause increased strain on bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The National Research Council of Canada defines ergonomics as "the application of scientific knowledge to the workplace in order to improve the well-being and efficiency of both the individual and the organization". That is, the workplace should be designed to best fit the workers, not the other way around. The assessment will look at employee postures, work station set-up, and movements required during the work day. From the assessment the professional will be able to explain the risks noted, and offer potential solutions to help mitigate those risks.
The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is an evidence-based treatment program to help reduce disability associated with pain, depression, cancer, and other chronic health conditions. The main goal is to resume activities of daily living and occupational routines that had previously been abandoned due to functional limitations, fear, loss of identity, or loss of purpose.
The PGAP program is set up to target the factors that are contributing to the disability, then facilitate the return to work, and ultimately increase the individual’s quality of life. The process begins with creating a structured schedule to help the individual return to their previous activities that have been affected by their injury/illness.
Goal setting is a major component as it helps to guide the treatment process. The client will be provided with an informational video which goes over the nature of various chronic health conditions. They are also given a workbook and attend weekly meetings with their PGAP provider for a maximum of 10 weeks.
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