At PHOENIX our Physical and Occupational Therapists
will utilize work hardening to assist patients in returning to
their pre-injury work level in a safe and timely manner. Work
hardening is 5 days per week, 2 to 8 hours in duration per session.
Work hardening includes cardiovascular conditioning, strengthening
and flexibility exercise, joint and spine stabilization exercise,
instruction of safe and proper body mechanics, and training
in both material and non-material handling job tasks. When
possible, work hardening tasks are customized to meet the needs of
a specific job description.