On January 1, 2024, we are transitioning from the current work conditioning and work hardening programs to implement the new Work Rehabilitation program.
Work Rehabilitation (WR) is an individualized special program to assist workers in meeting the demands of a specific job using progressive exercise, work simulation tasks and education. This program has two levels of intensity.
- Work rehabilitation – Conditioning (WR-C) is the less intensive type of a WR program. It is intended for workers with Sedentary to Medium physical job demands with a program from 2-4 hours in duration.
- Work rehabilitation – Hardening (WR-H) is a more intensive type of a WR program. It is intended for workers with Medium to Very Heavy physical job demands with a program from 4-8 hours in duration.
General criteria for admission
- The individual has had at least 2 months of recovery since their injury.
- The individual’s accepted condition is a musculoskeletal or other allowed condition impacting their ability to return to work at their full duties.
- There is a referral from their attending provider for this program.
- The individual is able to participate for a minimum of 2 hours a day, 3 to 5 days a week.
- There is an identified return-to-work goal with a job description/analysis.
- Services are provided by an L&I approved WR provider.
Work Rehabilitation Resources
- Become a Work Rehabilitation Provider
Capacity Summary Form
- Work Rehabilitation Initial Evaluation Template – Coming soon
- Work Rehabilitation Standards
- Clinician Education Requirements – Coming soon
Work Rehabilitation Guideline
- Workers' Compensation Basics for Physical Medicine Providers On Demand Webinar
- Step 1: Watch Webinar video
- Step 2: Complete L&I Programs and Resources handout activities
- Step 3: Take the quiz for credit