Onsite Solutions

Early intervention: This helps in prevention and identifying minor discomforts before becoming a major injury. Workers are educated on proper body mechanics, injury prevention. We also identify work stressors such as poor office and worksite ergonomics etc.

Health and Wellness: Healthy workforce is a major asset to high performing company and we believe that broad based education play a vital role in maintaining healthy living and wellness. Wellness education includes diabetes prevention, living and working with diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation, weight loss, nutrition and other relevant topics.

Onsite Clinic: We set up our clinic within the reach of injured workers. They don’t have to travel miles to see a physiotherapist. This provides employees with the treatment they need and when they need it. It is fast and efficient means of meeting employee’s physiotherapy needs. For the employer, it saves employee productivity time, reduces travel and wait time and provide high return on investment by reducing health care and disability costs.

Ergonomics assessment: This involves work- to- worker interface analyses i.e. we study and evaluate the type of work you do in relation to the environment where you do them and tools you use to accomplish those tasks. Many injuries that occur at workplace are as a result of poor ergonomic setting. Injuries such as fall, repetitive strain of joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, eye strain and headaches could be the direct result of poor office and worksite ergonomics. Our philosophy is to adapt the work environment to suit the worker rather than making the worker suit the environment.

Employee Testing

Pre-employment/Post offer of employment testing (POET): 

This assessment protocols measure an individual’s ability to perform the physical demand of the jobs they are seeking. By ensuring the worker is able to meet the physical demands of the job, we are able to prevent injury and the employer is able to cut disability cost.

Physical Demand Analysis (PDA):

PDA helps to determine the amount of functional weight handling, movement pattern and repetitions require for the job. The employer may not know the essential job functions of the positions they are hiring for; we work with the employer to evaluate and document these essential job physical demands. PDA also help physician to determine appropriate work-related restriction for injured worker.

Return to Work Testing:

 Safe return to work is important for an employee who has been away from the job due to injury. RWT helps to determine employee’s readiness to return to the job. It also helps to design appropriate sequence of job modification for the worker.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE): 

FCE is an objective assessment of an individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living as well as any tasks related to their pre and post disability job performance. FCE is design to answer questions such as what client’s functional abilities and restrictions are, employability of the client based on demonstrated functional abilities, ability to sustain employment either on full time or part time bases etc. FCE provides scientifically determined objective process to the employer and other stakeholders in determining what’s right for the injured or disabled employee. Legal teams often use the result of FCE to defend their clients during litigation. Stargate provides reliable, valid and defensible FCE.

Work Conditioning / Hardening Program

Following Return to work testing, an employee may be asked to complete a work hardening program to achieve safe return to work. WCP/WHP is an individualized, structured and job specific physical program that is tailored toward improving employee function and returning him/her to the pre-injury work status.

This Program Include:

  • Physical and Cardiopulmonary re-conditioning
  • Intensive strengthening and stretching exercise protocols
  • Mobility and flexibility and job specific stabilization programs
  • Simulation of specific job tasks as defined in the essential job function checklist
  • Training and/or modification of activities of daily living
  • Patient education that includes differentiation between hurt and harm, pain and soreness; injury prevention and well
  • Education of patient on self-management of pain and work safety
  • Improve patient tolerance of essential job functions