Workforce Health Program

Making healthy happen in the workplace

Workforce Health Program


As the least costly injury is the one that never occurs, we focus on improving the health of employees while creating safe environments to prevent workplace injuries.


Injury Prevention

Keeping your employees healthy and your workplace safe is no accident. It requires attention to the environment, practices and design. That’s why we offer:

  • Post offer – pre-placement functional test: This functional-based examination is used to evaluate a candidate’s ability to perform essential job functions.
  • Ergonomic analysis for office and industrial settings: We assess the work environment for design and processes, then if needed, provide practical solutions to maximize efficiency and safety.
  • Worksite stretching/movement program: This job-specific stretching and exercise program helps to lower the risk of musculoskeletal injuries by reducing fatigue and improving muscular balance, posture and flexibility.
  • Workforce health education and training: We provide education in healthy work practices, including proper body mechanics, postures and lifting techniques.

Early Intervention

Proactively addressing musculoskeletal issues related to job function or environment can be the difference between a minor concern and a recordable injury resulting in time off from work, medical intervention or impairment.

  • Workforce Coaching: We’ll review workstation set-ups and evaluate job-related body mechanics.
  • Worksite Rounding: These regularly scheduled on-site visits help address issues, make changes in workplace factors and reinforce healthy work practices.


Tailored to the employee’s injury, we’ll work to improve strength and endurance while incorporating specific activities that replicate job functions.

“When I came to therapy, it felt like I’d never regain mobility in my shoulder. Because of your expertise, I’ve been back at work for 2 years.”


Return-to-Work Services

These customized programs help employees transition to full-duty work or maximum functional capacity. By carefully “fast tracking” clients back to the work environment, the program has proven to be cost efficient and time effective for employers.

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE): This comprehensive evaluation is used to identify work capabilities, return-to-work status and validate consistency of effort.
  • Workforce Health Program: This supervised, progressive, work-specific therapy program is designed to remediate the mismatch between an injured worker’s capabilities and full-duty work demands, including assessment of work tolerances, pace, endurance, strength, mobility and work behaviors.
“Your thorough diagnosis and treatment plan went beyond my injured knee. I completed the program and returned to work feeling 100% better.”

Program Success

Advocate Aurora Workforce Health Programs have been shown to be statistically significant for returning clients back to work with fewer and/or no restrictions following an injury diagnosis – even individuals who have been off work for extended periods of time. A study of 495 program participants confirmed that early intervention and involvement with an interdisciplinary team were key factors associated with positive outcomes.

Over 96% of clients who completed the 2018 program were able to successfully return to work.

A healthy workforce and safe environment drive business success. Finding the right resource for the needs of your workforce means you don’t have to become a statistic. To proactively take care of your most valuable assets – talk to us.

“This program was vital in my transition back to full duty. It helped build my endurance, strength and tolerances.”

Workforce Health Program Locations

Programs in Wisconsin

Aurora Sports Health
709 Spring Valley Rd.
Burlington, WI 53105

Aurora Physical Therapy
4202 W. Oakwood Park Ct.
Suite 340
Franklin, WI 53132

Aurora Sports Health
975 Port Washington Rd.
Grafton, WI, 53024

Aurora BayCare Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
1160 Kepler Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311

Aurora Physical Therapy
4131 W. Loomis Rd.
Suite 200
Greenfield, WI 53221

Aurora Sports Health
1640 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027

Aurora Sports Health
7610 Pershing Blvd.
Kenosha, WI 53142

Aurora Sports Health
700 Geneva Pky N
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Aurora Physical Therapy
4111 W. Mitchell St.
Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Aurora Physical Therapy
1575 N. Rivercenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Aurora Sports Health
14555 W. National Ave.
New Berlin, WI 53151

Aurora Physical Therapy
712 Doctors Ct.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Aurora Sports Health
7300 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53406

Aurora Physical Therapy
2414 Kohler Memorial Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53083

Aurora Sports Health
2000 E. Layton Ave.
Suite 160
St. Francis, WI 53235

Aurora Sports Health
36500 Aurora Dr.
Summit, WI 53066

Aurora Sports Health
1100 Gateway Ct.
West Bend, WI 53095

Programs in Illinois

Advocate Condell Rehabilitation
1405 N. Hunt Club Rd.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Advocate Condell Rehabilitation
200 W. Golf Road
Libertyville, IL 60048