Occupational Health Program

Makovicka Physical Therapy Occupational Health Programdirected by Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist Chris Cameron, PT, DPT, OCS– works to unite the effort of our 19 clinic locations in the treatment of injured workers throughout Eastern Nebraska. In doing so, Chris is able to improve the treatment of injured workers and seamlessly transition them into Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Occupational Health Centers in Omaha and Lincoln in order to continue their treatment and expedite their return to work.

Using leading-edge documentation, Makovicka Physical Therapy is able to enhance communication with our referring physicians, case managers, and adjusters. By keeping everyone informed we are able to notify all involve parties sooner to further enhance the efficiency of treatment. 

Makovicka Physical Therapy Occupational Health Program Components:

  • Pre-employment Screening 
  • OSHA First Aid 
  • Injury and Post-Operative Treatment 
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Fit for Duty Screening 
  • Work-Site Services 
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations 
  • Work ConditioningOccupational Health Harness

Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Work Conditioning program returns patients to work quickly and safely.  Research has shown that employees who have gone through work conditioning have a decreased risk for re-injury and return to work sooner. There are some common questions about work conditioning that we answer below:

Q:  What is work conditioning? It is a program that utilizes real and simulated work activities to help you return to your prior level of function while minimizing the risk of re-injury.

Q: How long is the program?

The program is a 3-4 hour program that is implemented 3 to 5 times a week, depending on what the physician prescribes.
Q: Is pain addressed during work conditioning?
Yes, we have different modalities that we can provide to help address pain.
Q: Who participates in the work conditioning program?
Clients who got injured on the job, clients who have a job that requires them to lift at least 50 lbs on a daily basis, and clients who are not working full duty. Our work conditioning program helps our clients transition from light duty to full duty. 
Q: How do I know I am ready to transition to the work conditioning program?
This is a conversation each client should have with his or her therapist for the client to transition at the right time. The main factors to look at when thinking about transitioning to work conditioning are a range of motion, responsibilities on the job, and duty level. 

“Chris,  Nicole and I certainly appreciate this information and are so impressed with what you have already provided to this point. This goes way above and beyond what we were expecting. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!”

Holly Baete, Director of Human Resources; Hausmann Construction


Benefits of Occupational Health Program

Program Directed by a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Post Offer, Pre Employment Screening Helps Companies Hire the Best Candidates

Programming for Companies of All Size

Preventive Services at Worksite

Coordinated and Streamlined Scheduling and Communications

Occupational Health Centers Conveniently Located in Lincoln and Omaha