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Workplace Therapeutic Services

The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic is a recognized leader in providing on-site workplace services for employers who are committed to creating a healthy work environment. Our approach is to work with you to develop a strategy to empower your employees to take control of their injury prevention and to participate in ergonomic awareness.

We work with you to determine your organization’s needs for workplace injury prevention and treatment. Our services can be fully customized or may include previously developed material depending on your requirements and your budget. We provide a wide-array of services including onsite treatment, lectures and involvement in employee health initiatives. Some of our services include:

On-site physiotherapy treatment

This service is suited to companies who take a preventative approach to employee health or have employees with chronic or recurrent repetitive strain injuries. We will work with you to maintain a healthy and productive work force as well as assisting you in managing your WSIB injuries. We have a proven track record in helping our corporate clients reduce the cost of work-related injuries and in improving your employee’s health and sense of well-being. We have provided services in the workplace for over 15 years. We are registered with the WSIB and can help you to manage these reporting requirements. We recognize that early intervention in injury treatment can limit lost time injures and the impact of these claims on your businesses NEER rating.

Many companies also include non-WSIB injuries in their employee health strategy, recognizing that early application of intervention strategies can help keep employees healthy and productive. This approach can also limit the likelihood that the work environment will contribute to these injuries – inadvertently changing a non-work related injury into a work-contributed claim. We work with you to develop strategies for job modification and management to help ensure that these non-work related injuries do not impact on your WSIB ratings.

Repetitive strain injury education

We frequently provide seminars and lectures on the causes and prevention of repetitive strain injury. These sessions focus on empowering the employee to take charge of their own injury prevention through an understanding of the factors contributing to these injuries. We work to create a partnership with management and employees in maintaining a healthy environment. Our educational sessions can be tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. Our standardized sessions can be presented in several formats such as a lunch-and-learn style or as a series of seminars. Our more in-depth programs can be customized to highlight the specific ergonomics of your worksite.

On-site ergonomic assessments

We can assist you in setting-up your employee’s ergonomic work stations. We provide your employees with specific tools that help to maintain these changes long after we have completed the training. We can also work with you to provide a train-the-trainer initiative helping your designated employee(s) be the first-line in managing your day-to-day ergonomic needs. We find that these ergonomic initiatives are even more effective when paired with our Repetitive Strain Injury Education. This program enhances your employee’s understanding of why these ergonomic changes will make a difference. These sessions help to consolidate your employee’s commitment and involvement in managing their own health.

Participation in health and safety initiatives

We are a collaborative partner for corporate health and safety teams who are looking to reduce their repetitive strain injury and enhance their strategies on prevention. We have a proven track record in injury reduction and minimizing lost time through empowering employees in prevention and early treatment initiatives. We are frequent participants in employee health fairs and health awareness initiatives.

Some of our corporate clients include:

  • The Toronto Star
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Pfizer
  • Re:Sound Music Licensing Company
  • Sun Oil

Providing injury prevention & technical advice for the entertainment industry

We have frequently provided services to meet the unique needs of the entertainment industry. These services may be accessed at your site or at our clinic. We work with actors to help them to understand the impact of disability on the character they are portraying. We provide injury treatment for members of a cast and/or production team as well as helping you find prevention strategies for situations where you anticipate that injuries may occur.

Some of the productions we have provided services for include:

  • The Terry Fox Story
  • The Passion of Ayn Rand
  • Sweet Here After
  • Murder at 1600
  • Bless the Child, etc.

We have been on standby for injury support for Cirque du Soleil and treated performers from many of the major performance companies including:

  • Canadian Opera Company
  • The Toronto Symphony
  • Les Miserables
  • Lion King
  • Sunset Boulevard, etc.

If you would like further information or a quote on one of these services, please contact our clinic director, Maureen Dwight @ 416 925-4687 or mdwight@orthophysio.com.