Anyone who is having difficulty fulfilling the worker role due to an illness or injury, and who desires to return to work or enhance work performance, can benefit from work rehabilitation. Occupational therapists work with employers, workers, and other healthcare professionals or team members to create and implement feasible and individualized intervention plans in the following broad areas. They also evaluate the outcomes of these interventions and make any necessary adjustments.
- Acute injury and illness management
- Work conditioning
- Work hardening
- Environmental modification