A multidisciplinary (physiatrist, occupational physician, neurophysiologist, radiologist, etc.) and multiprofessional (occupational therapist, physiotherapist, ergonomist) strategy for rehabilitation and re-introduction of people with work-related injuries was tested at the "Fondazione Maugeri" Scientific Institue (Pavia, Italy).This process of re-introduction to work has several stages including increasing strength and resistance, specific occupational therapy activities to recover working functions and movements, aerobic training, prescription and allocation of any auxiliaries necessary, and inspections of the home and workplace. One particular feature is the final functional evaluation, whose aims are: to study the subject's "residual capacities" and "sustainable capacities", to supply useful information to the occupational physician in view of the verifying the patient's suitability for work, to contribute to "targeted" re-introduction, and to offer parameters useful for prevention and ergonomic planning. The main features of the disabled person which are studied are: degree of disability, motor capacity (joint movements, strength, resistance), cognitive-verbal functions, sensitivity and sensory functions, psychological and emotional components, need for auxiliaries, educational-professional aspects, possibility of autonomous transport, and motivation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Issue number||4 SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health