Clinician Resources

Physiotherapist

A Typical Day for a PT in the OR2/ASTD program with Back in Motion

  • Start the day by checking email to get up to date and to schedule or modify schedule for the day
  • Touch base with Kinesiologist and Clients to determine which Clients may need assistance that day
  • Perform intake, progress and discharge assessments and write reports
  • Prior to an intake assessment, review the client’s medical file
  • Create, modify and progress exercise prescriptions for clients
  • Perform treatment for clients. This usually consists of modifying exercises, exercise instruction, providing reassurance, providing education, facilitating the client to self-manage symptoms, reviewing client’s diagnosis and expected recovery
  • Teach education class once per week (on the following topics: Anatomy, Pain Neuroscience and Pain Management, Soft Tissue Healing and Active Rehabilitation)
  • Liaise with the treatment team throughout the day (Kin, OT, Counselor and Physician)
  • Write referrals to Team Physician, as needed
  • Contact the client’s family physician, as needed
  • Communicate to Case Manager about client’s physical status, treatment, medical concerns
  • Participate in team conferences and Weekly Rounds with the team PT, KIN, RCC and Physician may also be part of the workday
  • Complete documentation in program notes or in the form of a report that is forwarded to Case Managers and Attending Physicians

Occupational Therapist

A Typical Day for a OT in the OR2/ASTD program with Back in Motion

  • Start the day with a new Intake Assessment to collect information about the client’s job tasks and critical job demands and complete a functional assessment to establish a base line of functional abilities compared to the reported job demands
  • Assist clients to identify goals as it relates to how their work related injury has impacted their daily activities, including participating in work tasks
  • Complete progress or discharge reports may also be part of the work day
  • Create work simulation programs to assist with functional progressions towards job demands.
  • Communicate with stakeholders such as employer representatives and WSBC Case Managers regarding physical and functional progressions for the worker
  • Develop, implementing and monitoring Graduated Return to Work (GRTW) Programs
  • Teach education sessions such as pacing, goal setting, and GRTW planning to clients in the program. Provide individualized education as it relates to active pain management strategies and function
  • Complete a Job Site Visit (JSV) with the client at their specific worksite to complete a physical demands analysis and review of ergonomic equipment if appropriate and to discuss GRTW options with the client and employer
  • Complete documentation in program notes or in the form of a report that is forwarded to Case Managers and family physicians
  • Participate in team conferences and Weekly Rounds with the team PT, KIN, RCC and Physician may also be part of the workday