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Industrial Rehabilitation

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Industrial Rehabilitation

Centra's Industrial Rehabilitation Program focuses on the promotion and maintenance of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations. We deliver a results oriented program designed to return employees to their jobs as quickly and safely as possible. These services are available in Danville and Lynchburg.

Aspects of the program include:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)
  • Work Hardening Programs
  • Ergonomic/Job Site AssessmentFunctional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) by definition is "a systematic method of measuring an individual's ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis." The purpose of the FCE is to collect information about the functional limitations of a person with medical impairments. It is a valuable tool to assess a patient's recovery, determine treatment goals and assist in returning an injured worker back to gainful employment. It provides objectivity to subjective reports and combines assessments to assess behavior as related to function.

Work Hardening Programs

Centra's Industrial Rehabilitation program is designed to help an employee to be able to return to an active and productive work, lifestyle environment. The program targets, enables, and engages people with physical, psychological, and psychosocial issues that may be inhibiting their ability to successfully return to work.

Ergonomic/Job Site Assessment

Centra Rehabilitation offers on-site ergonomic assessments designed to determine and assess the fit between the employee and their work site or space. These assessments can be basic desk/cubical assessments or full job site description assessments. All are done onsite at the employees work location with the employee usually present. The time involved to perform the assessments can be in as little as 30 minutes making it a cost effective service benefit for the employer. The assessment will consider a variety of areas including items such as the employee's size, strength, abilities or deficits, the tools they utilize, and their work environment.

For more information about our Industrial Rehabilitation programs please call 434.200.7600.  Our employer services are directed by HealthWorks.  For more details on employer services, visit HealthWorks at