CARY – Three therapists from Cary Physical Therapy attended the DSIWork Solutions Training seminar in Rockford last month.
Rick Stojack, John Felbinger and Deb Gulbrandson attended the training sessions which included analyzing and measuring job functions.
“As physical therapists we are trained to measure a patient’s strength, flexibility, mobility and other areas of fitness. When a worker is injured, we can rehab the individual, but the missing piece is what are the requirements of the job,” said Gulbrandson, owner of Cary Physical Therapy. “Specifically, how much does he or she have to lift, push, pull, climb, bend, and at what heights, how frequently?”
Gulbrandson said these job requirements can make a huge difference in safely returning an employee back to his job.
“We analyze the job and provide that information,” Gulbrandson said. “Not only can we help determine if the returning employee’s physical capabilities match the requirements of the job, we can also help employers determine if a new employee is fit for the job.”
Gulbrandson said this “post offer test” is done after an employee has been conditionally offered employment.
“In this age where companies have to do more with less, these work solutions help keep work comp dollars down to a minimum,” she said.
Cary Physical Therapy is located at 2615 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Phone 847-516-8095, ext. 0.
Kerr joins GreenAssociates as a project architect
DEERFIELD – Troy Kerr of Palatine has joined GreenAssociates as a project architect. Kerr is a licensed Illinois architect with more than seven years of project experience. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Maryland and a master’s of architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a construction document technologist, and is LEED accredited with the Building Design and Construction Specialty. Kerr has a rich project background including deep experience with primary and secondary school design.