We spend a large amount of our lives working. Because of this, it is important to make sure that we are maintaining our full health-and-wellness potential while we are in the workplace. Fortunately, at Choice Therapy, we offer pre-work screening in order to make sure you are healthy before beginning work.
These evaluations are used to measure strength, endurance, positional tolerance, and daily physical demands. The data gathered is an objective way to define any limitations and treat them accordingly. To learn more about our pre-work screening and how they can benefit you, contact our northern Minnesota therapy office today!
How do pre-work screenings work?
Pre-work screenings serve more as a physical evaluation to make sure you are able to safely and effectively perform the tasks that your job requires. Common screenings that may be conducted to make sure you are work-ready include:
Baseline Biometric Screening
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this test measures your baseline of physical attributes, such as height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, and more. It is a basic health assessment to see where your average range falls, and to see if the workplace will have an effect on your baseline.
Baseline Movement Assessment
Much like the baseline biometric screening, a baseline movement assessment evaluates the movement and function of your body. Everyone moves in different ways, and this type of assessment can help determine if there are any areas at risk of sustaining an injury while you’re on the job.
This type of questionnaire helps in determining one’s overall wellbeing. It may include diet, exercise, underlying conditions, or specific lifestyle choices. It helps to assess your quality of health and how the workplace may affect it.
Contact Choice Therapy today!
At Choice Therapy, we can make sure you are ready for the demands of your job before you begin a new career. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or free screening with one of our physical or occupational therapists and figure out how our pre-work screening will benefit you!