Proactive Occupational Health Services (POHS) is a division of Proactive Wellness and Prevention that offers numerous programs to assist clients for a safe and successful return to work. The POHS team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Kinesiologists that work together to develop individual programs and return to work plans.

POHS takes pride in providing care to clients who have been involved in motor vehicle or workplace accidents from initial injury until return to work. The POHS team works closely with our other Physiotherapists and Massage therapists to transition our clients from a passive therapy approach to more of an active based therapy approach to help clients regain pre injury function and ability. We do this through a variety of programs:

Clinic Based Occupational Rehabilitation Program (CBOR)

The CBOR program is an exercise-based program,which focuses on strengthening an injury in a gym setting under the supervision of a qualified therapist. Programs are active based and consist of stretches and strengthening exercises with attendance typically two to three times per week. The goal of the cbor program is to improve clients’ functional abilities to a pre-injury status. When applicable the goal may be to prepare an individual for return to work. A baseline functional assessment takes place at the start and end of the program.

Work Site Occupational Rehabilitation (WSOR)

The WSOR program, or Return to Work program, focuses on assisting individuals with the return to work process. A baseline functional assessment will be completed and a progressive return to work plan will be developed and monitored to ensure the person returns to work within their safe functional abilities.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

A FCE is a functional assessment that assists to determine an
individual’s overall functional capabilities and restrictions. A FCE will determine if an individual is capable of work in any capacity and provide rehabilitation recommendations as required. The FCE will assess overall body movements and function (not injury specific). A FCE is beneficial for multiple injuries, barriers to return to work or pre-injury status, and if non-compensable issues are present.

Functional Assessment (FA)

A FA is an injury specific functional assessment. An FA will determine if an individual is capable of work in any capacity and provide rehabilitation recommendations as required. The difference between a FCE and FA is the FCE will assess overall body function and movement (in addition to the injured body part) and the FA will only assess the injured aspect of the body to determine functional abilities.

Job Site Analysis (JSA)

A JSA is an objective assessment in which the OT will go to an individual’s workplace and assess the functional abilities of each job demand. A JSA is beneficial to determine if an individual is safe and suitable to return to the physical demands of a job.

Workstation Review (WSR)

A WSR is a workplace evaluation consists of the OT going to the workplace to review individuals’ ergonomic workstation setup. Ergonomic equipment and correct ergonomic postures and the benefits of stretching are covered.