Performance Physical Therapy is now HIGHBAR PHYSICAL THERAPY.

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN  Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Occupational & Work Related Injuries

Helping you get back to work

When you're injured on the job or are unable to work due to an injury, it can feel like the world is turned upside down - especially for someone with a manual labor-intensive job. We know that this can involve a lot of stress, but we want your recovery to be the least stressful part of getting back to work.

How physical therapists use work conditioning

Many utility workers, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics have trusted Highbar physical therapists with their recovery. Through our work conditioning program, you'll work with a physical therapist to ensure you can tolerate exercising for 2-6 hours - and that you're confident every step of the way. Each session is minimum 2 hours long, but can sometimes reach up to 6 hours in length depending on the patient. This treatment is designed to mimic the work tasks and demands using similar job-related exercises.

The most common diagnoses we see for work conditioning are:

Low back pain
Neck Pain
Shoulder injuries

Non-Sports Related Injuries

We also know that concussions can come from non-sports related injuries as well, like with a work incident, fall, or car accident. That’s why it’s so important that we carefully and methodically check the symptoms to create the perfect balance of education, rest, exercise, and activity to promote a successful outcome for the patient.

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Can I bring work props?

Yes, you are welcome to bring any work props you think you will need. Talk to your physical therapist about if they have any props in the clinic.

What should I wear for work conditioning?

We recommend that you dress like you're going to the gym. Wear comfortable clothes that you feel like you can exercise in.


Get back to what you love,
and do it even better.