Project Description



BAXTER 218.824.5027
CROSSLAKE 218.692.5020
PIERZ 320.468.0183
PINE RIVER 218.587.5022


Work-related injuries can have drastic effects on business and industry. 

Employers (lost time, production, and revenue)


Injured worker (injury, lost income, potential disability)

Cost to economy at large (billions of $/year)

The bottom line:

Both employees and employers need assistance to:

  • Reduce the risk of work-related injuries
  • Receive prompt and effective rehabilitation when injuries occur.

The good news:

Select Therapy’s full line of Industrial Medicine programs and services provides just that. These include:

  • Functional Job Descriptions (FJD):

    • Employees are observed onsite as they do their job.
    • Measurements are taken of specific loads and positions required.
    • Calculations of what needs to be pushed, pulled, carried, lifted, and climbed…etc. are all tabulated.
    • A Functional Job Description is written with all totals of what is physically required in a day’s work.
  • Pre-Work Screens (PWS):

    •  The Pre-Work Screen (PWS) is drawn from the Functional Job Description (FJD).
    • A newly hired candidate for the job will complete the physical demands required of their job position.
    • Results are provided to the employer
    • The Pre-Work Screen serves to ensure a worker has the abilities to safely perform the physical demands of a specific job in order to protect both employee and employer from potential injury.
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE):

    • Functional Capacity Evaluations are an assessment of a client’s abilities in a variety of movements and positions (hand coordination, forward bend in standing, weighted overhead reach, lifting, carrying, walking…etc.).
    • The FCE is used to determine a client’s current functional level or their ability to return to work by testing them to their highest safe capacity.
  • Work Conditioning: 

    • This is a goal-oriented treatment plan to prepare the individuals injured on the job for a successful return to the workplace.
    • This rehabilitation process begins on the employee’s first day at Select Therapy.

Select Therapy strives to obtain a higher level of physical function than the employee had prior to their injury in order to return to work as soon as possible and prevent re-injury. Feel free to call our office for more information or so we may answer any questions specific to your needs. Industrial Medicine is offered at our Baxter Clinic.