• The Rehabilitation Institute's industrial services program helps people return to work after an injury and educates employers about safe work environments.

    People admitted to the industrial services program have a medical diagnosis that limits their ability to work, such as multi-trauma, traumatic brain injury, burns, amputation, spinal cord injury, chronic low back pain, cumulative trauma injury, musculoskeletal dysfunction, or other major orthopaedic or neurological conditions.

    Industrial therapy may include:

    • Work hardening/conditioning
    • Simulation of work activities
    • Exercise activities designed to improve overall work tolerance
    • Education in body mechanics
    • Injury prevention education
    • Chronic pain management techniques

    Our industrial services therapists work closely with Memorial University Medical Center's Occupational Health program. In addition to treating individuals, the industrial services program provides assistance and guidance to businesses on the following topics:

    • Education on body mechanics and injury prevention
    • Americans with Disabilities Act consultations
    • Ergonomics analysis
    • Job site analysis
    • Screenings and functional capacity evaluations
    • OSHA training
    • Injury prevention programs