Return to Work Programs PDF Print E-mail

return to work programs
The Return to Work (RTW) Program is a process involving insurers, employees, health providers, and employers.

The RTW program provides a planned approach to returning or remaining at work following an injury or illness, whether occupational or non-occupational.

The purpose of the RTW Program is to facilitate the safe and earliest possible return to work from absence due to injury, illness or a medical condition.

A personalized RTW plan (is developed by NorthCoast Rehab in consultation with the injured worker, their physician and/or other health service providers,and their employer.

The process is flexible depending on individual case needs, however, the Return to Work Process generally proceeds in the following manner:

  • program description, interview and consent
  • collection of medical documentation for the purpose of RTW
  • communication on a need to know basis with stakeholders
  • return to work plan implementation
  • setup of host employment (if required)
  • follow up and monitoring


Our Services

Pre-employment Screenings
pre-employment assessments  

Screenings are invaluable for success in employee selection.

Return to Work Programs
return to work programs  

Returning injured workers to work safely following a workplace injury or illness.

Medico-Legal Assessments

Legal injury analysis and expert occupational opinion.

Workplace Injury Management & Prevention
workplace injury and management  

Prevention of injuries & management of safe return to work programs of injured workers.

Driving Assessments
driving assessments  

Assessment of injured persons to determine capability of driving a vehicle.

Vocational Assessments
vocational assessment  

Analysing an injured worker's current skills, experience and providing advice on potential job options.

Ergonomic Assessments
ergonomic assessment  

Injury prevention assessment in the workplace, setup and training.

Home Assessments
home assessments  

Identifying and removing barriers in the workplace and home for people with disability.

Functional Capacity Evaluations
functional capacity evaluations  

Assessing objective information relevant to the determination of feasibility for employment.