Opens March 1, 2021
Opens March 1, 2021
This is defined as an interdisciplinary program that consists of a Team Physician, Psychologist/Behavioural Therapist, Physiotherapist and Chiropractor. The focus of treatment is on the management of pain through a change in lifestyle characterized by: a return to work; regular appropriate exercise; use of stress management skills; appropriate use of medication; improved awareness and acceptance of the difference between hurt vs. harm; discontinuing the use of avoidance of activity and inactivity as pain management strategies; and discontinuing the use of counterproductive strategies e.g., canes, limping, braces etc. This is accomplished through a combination of ACTIVE PHYSICAL REHABILITATION and a psycho-educational component. The claimant education component is intensified with pain and stress management sessions, back education as well as general education classes about their medical condition in conjunction with one-on-one education all provided by qualified health care professionals. Claimants would typically enter this program when pain is considered the primary barrier to their rehabilitation.
The content of the program includes exercises combining stretching and strengthening, stabilization exercises, postural re-education, body awareness education, functional activities, pain and stress management education, relaxation training and work simulation. The program is individualized, focused on return-to-work, and designed to minimize risk to and optimize the work capability of the person.
A mini functional abilities evaluation (FAE) is performed to determine physical and functional capabilities and work tolerance. The FAE assesses the claimant’s level of participation, cooperation, and effort and include functional test components that assess safe maximal and safe repeatable performance levels.
The program length is 8-12 weeks Monday through Friday, starting at 2 hours and progressing to 7 hours per day.
The outcome of the program is to return the claimant to pre-injury status without modification to the same employer. Claimants who do not meet this expectations will be identified usually by the interim report, so that a revaluation by the funding agency can be done.
Please refer to our educational manual for a more detailed descriptive of our programming.
The initial assessment is completed on the premises of SquareONE Rehabilitation, and includes a physician, behavioural therapist, physiotherapist, chiropractor and mini FCE(ARCON). The cost of this assessment is $3,500. The assessments are completed in 1-2 days and will take 4-5 hours to complete. A report will follow within 2 to 3 business days. For convenience to the patient and referral source we will make assessments available three times a week.
The weekly program is anywhere from $1,565 to $1,965. The price will be adjusted depending on days in program. The program cost include follow-ups with the physician, psychologist/behavioural therapist any treatments or education provided by the chiropractor, or physiotherapist, the claimant’s weekly summary report, the therapist’s weekly summary report, phone calls, team meetings, midterm progress reports with mini FCE testing, discharge reports with mini FCE testing, and any return to work notes or GRTW planning.
This manual was created by Dr. Capitano, DC. It’s a culmination of his 25 years of work in the field of Disability Medicine. This document has been developed to address the specific barriers faced by persons who consider themselves to be disabled from there occupation either partially or totally.