Take advantage of our worker’s compensation services in Laurel so you can get you back to work quickly

worker's compensation services in Laurel

March 13, 2020

Suffering from an injury while working can wind up being a major setback. Recovering from the injury is one thing, but when you add in the fact that it also prevents you from getting your job done, the damage can be two-fold. When faced with this predicament, most injured workers commit themselves to recovering and returning to work in the most efficient manner possible, and we can help with this process. CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services offers a number of worker’s compensation services in Laurel and at our three other locations in Hyattsville, Glenn Dale/Bowie, and Silver Spring, MD, all of which are designed to prepare workers for the requirements of their job and facilitate the process of getting them back to work expeditiously.

Services associated with worker’s compensation fall under the umbrella of industrial rehabilitation. This is a branch of medicine that provides health information and advice to organizations and individuals to ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained. Our worker’s compensation services focus on promoting the highest degree of physical, mental, and social wellbeing for all workers. To this end, we offer the following programs for various stages of the worker’s compensation recovery process:

Functional Capacity Evaluations

  • A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an important tool to assist employees, doctors, insurance companies and other in deciding the safe, functional levels for an individual to return to work
  • It is a comprehensive screening that objectively measures strength, endurance, physical abilities, work level and tolerance; this data is then used to compare the employee’s overall status to the demands of their job and work environment, which will help indicate if they’re ready to return or not
  • Our FCE is a nationally standardized testing protocol that consists of an intake screening session, a musculoskeletal screen, multiple validity test, non-material and material handling tolerances and endurance testing

Work conditioning programs

  • Best option for injured workers who are able to return to full-duty work within 30-180 days after the incident accident or injury
  • To qualify, employee must have a job to return to and be working half days or performing light duty at the time
  • Consist of a series of systematic strengthening and conditioning exercises that gradually progress over time as the patient improves; there is also a minor emphasis on work-related activities performed with proper body mechanics
  • Sessions last for 2-4 hours and may require 3-5 sessions per week

Work hardening programs

  • Similar to work conditioning programs, but also applies to workers without a specific position to return to
  • Many candidates have been away from work for an extended period due to chronic pain or loss of function, generally from an injury on the job
  • Consist of similar stretching and strengthening exercises to recondition worker and help them better prepare for full employment, but with a more frequent duration (usually 4-8 hours, 5 days per week)
  • Strong emphasis on simulating job tasks establishing a routine workday with regular work hours, hence the longer duration


  • We provide transportation to patients involved in our worker’s compensation services with the hopes of reducing hassle and increasing their compliance
  • We believe this will support injured workers commitment to their programs and help facilitate a safe and expeditious return to work

Return to your job quickly with our worker’s compensation services in Laurel

As you can see, we provide all the tools necessary to help you return to your position in the fastest and safest manner possible. Regardless of your injury or the amount of time you’ve been away from work, we can help restore your function. So if you’re dealing with an injury keeping you from your job that’s not improving, we strongly recommend you take advantage of our worker’s compensation services in Laurel and at our three other locations in Hyattsville, Glenn Dale/Bowie, and Silver Spring, MD. Call CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services at 301-853-0093 today to schedule an appointment, or click here for more information on these services.