MedFit Physical Therapy and Wellness Now Offers WorkSTEPS® Testing for Employers
Irmo, SC June 1, 2012 - A percentage of all work age Americans have some limitations in the amount of work and the kind of work they can perform on the job. To meet the demanding needs of employers in South Carolina, MedFit has joined with WorkSTEPS® to provide an objective means to match the essential functions of a job to the capability of the employee. This could be a new hire, existing employee or a worker that is returning to work after an injury. These procedures cover worksite assessment and job analysis, employment testing and a continuing education program.
By teaming with WorkSTEPS®, MedFit has the ability to establish a testing program that is the foundation for both new hires and return-to-work employees. This program has been shown to significantly reduce the cost and recurring incident rates of returning employees by matching employees to appropriate functions of their day-to-day jobs, working to ensure early return to work through various forms of therapy, and supplying data that can lead to the resolution of worker’s compensation cases.
“Since including a work simulation component with the WorkSTEPS pre-employment/post-offer physical program, DOT has reduced their lost workday incidents by 83 percent and reduced their workers' compensation costs by millions of dollars.” Missouri Department of Transportation.
Medfit is a rehabilitation and physical therapy center which helps employees who are injured on the job to return to full working ability. For more information visit our website at. http://www.medfitsc.com