OT WORKS, p.c.is a private practice of occupational therapists who provide consultation to organizations interested in preventing cumulative trauma. Therapists provide on-site assessments to identify the structural as well as the behavioral factors that contribute to the cause of these injuries. Training programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each organization, and the needs of management as well as line workers. The therapists of OT WORKS, p.c. are skilled trainers who readily engage participants in the learning process to promote the retention and application of this prevention approach.
Peter Talty, the President of OT WORKS, p.c., has over 25 years of experience in the practice of occupational therapy and has specialized in the prevention of ergonomic-related injuries since 1987.
OT WORKS, p.c.
219 Wellingwood Drive
East Amherst, NY 14051
Phone (716)626-4702 Fax (716)688-1723
Rehab Resources was established in 1984 to provide Physical Therapy Consulting Services in upstate New York. We provide high quality therapy services to a number of clients including, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health, Schools and Preschool population.
Our Ergonomic program includes:
300 West First Street Suite 4
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone (315) 342-9575
Fax (315) 342-7664
Western New York Physical and Occupational Therapy Group, PLLC has been servicing the rehabilitation needs of the Western New York community for over 30 years. Our hallmark is an experienced, compassionate staff that continues to expand their knowledge and skills to best serve our patients. We care-and it shows in our individualized, friendly treatment. Every program, rehabilitative or preventative, is customized for the patient or the business. We value our physician and business relationships-and it shows in our sophisticated yet personal communications and procedures. We strive to be consistent and persistent in our service while expanding always, to meet new needs and health care market conditions.
Next to our staff, our greatest asset is our geographic breath. We offer physical and occupational therapy services at eleven outpatient offices as well as in the patient's home and at offices/business sites. Convenience and accessibility makes it easy to get the care you need.
We treat all ages and diagnoses. Our expansive resources help us to find the best therapist to help you. We have created specialized programs to address occupational health needs including ergonomics and injury prevention, incontinence, vestibular problems/dizziness, lymphodema and other women's health issues including pregnancy, sport specific conditioning, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Arthritis, Senior exercise and more. We are able to provide speech pathology and hearing/audiology services through our Western New York Rehabilitation LLC partner, Buffalo Hearing and Speech. Durable medical equipment is also available through our affiliate, HCS Health Care Systems Inc.
We work closely with businesses to set-up a comprehensive program to create a healthier workplace and employees motivated to buy-in to their own long-term health and wellness. Ergonomic evaluation and site inspections, interactive injury prevention classes, unique exercise and wellness and holistic topics such as nutrition and stress management are all incorporated to reduce employee injuries and associated corporate costs. Ergonomic evaluation is achieved with the IMPACC program concept of educating and not just changing the surroundings.
We have achieved long-term success in our programs throughout W.N.Y. We would be pleased to provide a listing of references and services.
Western New York Physical and Occupational Therapy Group,
Sheri L. Scavone-Calieri M.S. (EHSA), P.T.
6301 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
Phone (716) 684-0400
Fax (716) 683-7028
Smart Workplace is a Rochester, NY based company specializing in consultation for injury prevention services. Our objective is to reduce workers compensation costs, claims and lost work days due to soft tissue injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, back pain, etc. Michelle Ross is an occupational therapist. Lisa Moore is a physical therapist. Together we are a team of medical professionals specially trained in human biomechanics as it relates to musculoskeletal function, work injury and disease. We are both trained as industrial ergonomic consultants beyond our professional degrees. Combined we have over 15 years experience treating musculoskeletal injuries. We serve as consultants to the Rochester Council on Occupational Safety and Health. We also offer training through the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
What We Offer
Our mission at Smart Workplace is to prevent industrial musculoskeletal injuries from occurring and stop the endless cycle of workers compensation/disability, which is a lose/lose scenario. As a result of our program, injuries and claims will decrease, productivity will rise, lost workdays due to soft tissue injury will decrease and the overall profitability of your business will increase. These nationwide results have been demonstrated clearly since 1983.
Our program is highly comprehensive, addressing key issues such as exposure reduction, corporate culture, and management commitment. We will empower your employees to be responsible for the care of their bodies through education. Through understanding how their bodies tolerate work and mechanical stress, employees can understand how to prevent injury. Many companies have tried to reduce or prevent injuries with a simple ergonomics program. Ergonomics alone is ineffective and unrealistic. This is widely recognized among industry professionals. Many workstations or postures cannot be changed. However, those employees can still be protected from injury. Injuries are multifaceted and ergonomics is only one piece of the puzzle. Our approach focuses on a variety of techniques to reduce an employee's exposure to hazardous work postures while recommending only realistic and usually inexpensive design changes.
Management commitment is a key component to preventing/decreasing musculoskeletal injuries. Your management attitudes and policies may be knowingly increasing injury rates, lost work time and costs in your company. This is one of the most commonly unaddressed issues and will sabotage your "ergonomics only" approach. For example, a policy rewarding employees for zero reporting of injuries. This policy forces people to work with pain and past the fatigue level of injury. Complaints are most effectively managed at this level! At this stage, change is inexpensive and very effective, requiring no lost work time. When symptoms are ignored, your employees will likely wind up with a comp case, possible surgery, and high-lost work days and become a definite expense to your organization. We provide excellent and comprehensive management training so that your management is part of the solution, not part of the problem.
We are happy to meet with you at no cost to further discuss your specific questions and needs. Contact:
Lisa Moore, MSPT
Michelle Ross, OT
25 Emmons Drive
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone (800) 682-9918
Optimal Therapy Associates Services (OTAS) was established in 1979 to serve the therapeutic needs of the Western New York community. OTAS provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training services. Our therapists collectively have over 100 years experience in the treatment of a wide variety of therapy fields. Ellen Paquin, OTR and David Sterns, PT, ATC have over 25 years of experience in the treatment of orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). They both became IMPACC certified providers in 1999 and have used the IMPACC program exclusively since then for ergonomic assessments.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has implemented new workplace safety standards beginning in the year 2000 to identify ergonomic problems, and improve conditions where musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are reported. OTAS provides services in the areas of work-site risk analysis, employee and supervisor/management training, consultation services, and occupational and physical therapy services. The IMPACC program we utilize has proven to reduce "lost work days" by up to 70%.
We look forward to doing business with your company in the future, and welcome any inquiries you have at any time. We feel that educating management and employees is the key to a safe and efficient workplace, and we will use our experience to help you meet the new ergonomic standards that are now in place.
We can be contacted by following manner:
Optimal Therapy Associates Services
David Sterns, PT, ATC
President of Rehabilitation Services
2495 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone (716) 836-5929
Fax (716) 836-6057
QUALITY CARE PHYSICAL THERAPY, P.C.
is owned by Jose Buco, PT. He has thirteen
(13) years experience in the field of Physical Therapy. Quality
Care Physical Therapy was established in 1996 for the purpose
of providing a good Physical Therapy . Since
its inception, a variety of therapeutic services have been provided
to a diverse client base.Part of it's expansion program is a
Workplace Injury Prevention Consulting Program . This program focuses
on providing services to industry and other workplace sites with
a variety of services, including the IMPACC program, ergonomic
management strategies, job and heathylifestyle training, employer-employee
good relationship training toward workplace injuries,claims
and cost reduction , job burnout prevention, and other
wellness programs. IMPACC program focuses in helping companies
reduce their Worker's Compensation costs significantly. This is
achieved through identification of risks and cost effective ergonomic
solutions; management and employee education; and development
of an Ergonomics Team. The IMPACC program results in a measurable
70% reduction in workplace injuries and related costs.
Summary of all the programs are the following:
* Work Risk Analysis to identify work injury situations
* Ergonomic Planning in-compliance with OSHA standards with recommend corrective action.
* Employee and Management Training to educate and implement improvement in the workplace.
* Ergo-Team Training to maximize the company's full and good implementation in work injury management.
* Pre- Work Screening to help identify individual work risks within critical job demands.
* Work Conditioning Programs individualized to worker needs to facilitate a full and safe return to work.
* Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine the level the injured worker can safely return to work.
Programs stress employee education and behavioral modification
to make each worker an expert in avoiding injury. Emphasis is
focused on teaching techniques to work more efficiently, thus
preventing fatigue which can lead to injury.
Quality Care Physical Therapy, P.C.
Jose Buco, PT
110 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Web Site: www.qualitycarephysicaltherapy.com
Fax (718) 854-9121