OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Escanaba, Michigan

Industrial Medicine

The Industrial Medicine Program at OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is designed to be a bridge between the hospital and the workplace. The program helps restore patients' emotional and physical health after an injury or leave of absence and return them back to the role of an employee as soon as safely possible.

Our experienced staff work with patients to simulate work activities and provide reconditioning through the use of state-of-the-art isotonic back and extremity technology.

Benefits of the Program

The Worker Benefits by:

  1. Building strength and endurance
  2. Returning to earning capacity
  3. Restoring confidence
  4. Education to reduce risk of re-injury

The Employer Benefits by:

  1. Returning employee to gainful activity
  2. Reducing re-injury rate
  3. Lowering workers' compensation costs
  4. Reducing hiring and training expenditures by maintaining skills of experienced employees
  5. Coordinating worker's return to work

The Insurance Carrier Benefits by:

  1. Facilitating return to work
  2. Lowering cost of disability
  3. Providing objective assessment of physical capabilities
  4. Determining worker's assets and limitations

Services Offered

  • Work Hardening
  • On-site job evaluations and back care programs
  • Functional capacity work evaluations
  • Cumulative trauma programs
  • Ergonomics
  • Cybex trunk extension/flexion, trunk rotation and isokinetic comparative testing
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Instruction in proper body mechanics and posture
  • Instruction in proper lifting technique