Workplace Services

Creating a healthy working environment improves your employees’ well-being and ability to effectively complete their work tasks. A poorly laid out desk set up, a visual impairment affecting computer work, or accessibility issues to the washroom and meeting rooms can all impact a person’s ability successfully do their job every day.

Our Occupational Therapists take a holistic approach and address physical, cognitive, mental and emotional demands of a work activity. Our workplace and employee assessments and treatments identify ways to help you improve your employees’ productivity, decrease absenteeism and better manage long-term disability claims.

Our Occupational
Therapists can help you

Support an employee

Support an employee who can’t do the job because of illness or disability

When a member of your team is unable to work because of an injury, illness or disability, it can affect everyone’s productivity and stress levels.

Our Occupational Therapists can help you determine the changes needed to an employee’s work environment or job description, and give them tangible strategies so they can perform their job with their current abilities.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Conduct a Job Site Assessment to identify the physical, cognitive, mental and emotional requirements of the job and see if your employee is suitable to do it

Complete a Physical Demands Assessment (PDA) to objectively analyze the physical and environmental demands of each task in a job, like lifting, pushing or pulling

Conduct Cognitive and Mental Demands Analysis to determine a person’s cognitive and mental abilities to handle things like planning, multitasking, emotional effects of work and coping strategies.

Do a Visual Assessment and Accommodation Report of your employee’s worksite to determine any changes, accommodations or equipment that may be needed to help them work

Provide Physical, Cognitive, Mental and Behavioural Job Coaching to give an employee physical, behavioural and mental health strategies that will enable them to perform their job safely and effectively.

Offer recommendations on job task changes so work can be completed within the employees physical or cognitive limitations.

Complete an Ergonomic Assessment to see if changes are needed to an employee’s worksite setup and educate them on ideal posture, equipment adjustments and how to reduce physical strains to the body.

Transition

Transition an employee back to work after a medical leave

Supporting your employee’s return-to-work efforts goes a long way in helping them effectively transition and thrive.

 

Accommodating for any new physical and mental needs before they can resume some or all of their normal work duties can boost their confidence and comfort levels. Our team can facilitate the process for everyone.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Complete an Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment or Cognitive and Mental Demands Analysis to see how their current cognitive and mental functions, such as memory, attention, processing speed or judgement, may impact their ability to do the job and provide a plan to remediate any problems.

Complete a Physical Demands Assessment (PDA) to objectively analyze the physical and environmental demands of each task in a job, like lifting, pushing or pulling

Offer Physical, Cognitive, Mental and Behavioural Job Coaching to give an employee physical, behavioural and mental health strategies that will enable them to perform their job safely and effectively.

Provide a Cognitive Work Hardening Program to staff who were away for mental health reasons or a physical illness, such as a heart attack, stroke or cancer. Employees practise and develop work skills to prepare them to return to work.

Provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) through a 10-week, goal-oriented and practical program with to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind a person’s difficulties, become better at problem solving and effectively deal with emotional issues.

Implement a Re-activation Program using a CBT approach to gradually build up their physical and mental tolerance and overcome any barriers that affect their ability to return to work.

Create a Pain Management or Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) to improve an employee’s daily functioning by training on pain prevention, pain self-management skills, proper body mechanics and techniques to improve sleep.

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struggling to do their job?

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Aurora, Ontario, L4G 6H8

Phone: 647.847.4005
Toll Free: 1.866.829.5535

Fax: 647.933.2920

Email: info@piot.ca