Prevention & Rehabilitation

Providing quality services
We are committed to providing quality prevention and rehabilitation services for the industrial community in the Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania regions. With 15 physical therapist-owned offices serving these areas, your employees will receive prompt quality care.
Extensive training
Few Factors affect profits and the overall health of a business more than lost time and lost productivity due to work-related injuries. Recognizing this, staff members at Access Physical Therapy & Wellness have undergone extensive training with DSI Work Solutions in order to partner with employers to reduce health care costs. 

Why Access?

Constantly Growing
Access Physical Therapy & Wellness opened in 2003, originally as Montgomery Physical Therapy & Wellness. Over the past 11 years, we have grown to 15 offices, served over 33,000 patients, rendered over 511,000 treatment sessions and employ over 110 clinical, support, and clerical staff members. 
Truly living our vision each day
To be an innovative leader in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services, consistently exceeding the expectations of our patients, community and our medical colleagues.

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Program Overview

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, is pleased to offer comprehensive Industrial Rehabilitation services for small and large companies, across all industry categories.

education and training

Job function description

needs analysis

off-site physical therapy

Job function analysis

on-site physical therapy

functional ergonomics

work place wellness

Job function testing

functional evaluation & assessment

education and training

work conditioning

Complimentary Needs Assessments:

We will meet with you onsite to ascertain your company’s particular challenges and needs. This typically takes 1-2 hours and is performed at no charge. By meeting with you, touring your facilities and reviewing your employer policies, procedures, health programs, rate/type of injury, and worker compensation costs, we can make recommendations for a strategic plan which consists of some and/or all of our Industrial Rehabilitation Program offerings. As the employer, you can choose options which best meet your needs and budget.

Why Access?

Design job function tests, which are ADA compliant, and can be used for both post-offer testing and return to work testing.
Provide onsite and offsite injury management and rehabilitation
Transition workers to other positions when their abilities change due to age, health or injury.

About Us

Our highly qualified therapists and ergonomic specialists have provided exceptional treatment for work-related injuries for many years. Our staff will work closely with the employer, worker, physician, and insurance company to ensure that the worker can return to work as quickly and safely as possible. You  will receive prompt quality care that will result in less lost work time and reduced cost to your business.

In addition to providing traditional physical therapy services in our own facilities, our staff can bring our services onsite to your business. Our therapists have undergone extensive training with DSI Work Solutions .

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Lori Schneider, PT, MS, DPT

Regional Director- Wallkill, New Paltz, Lagrange & Rhinebeck

Director of Industrial Medicine

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(877) 371-8584

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Martha Harris, PT, DPT, GCS, Cert. DN

Owner/Director North Carolina

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Kristin Banse, PT, CSCS

Director Port Jervis

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Kevin Stafford, MPT, OCS

Director Montgomery

 

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Jessica Bach, PT, DPT

Owner/Director Monroe, Chester

 

 

Services

Job Function Analysis and Job Description:

An experienced industrial therapist will perform an onsite visit to:

Observe the employee at work

Speak with a safety engineer/officer about their concerns

Videotape/photograph specific work functions (if allowed)

Obtain feedback from the employee about the ease of performing their job tasks

Complimentary Needs Assessments:

We will meet with you onsite to ascertain your company’s particular challenges and needs. This typically takes 1-2 hours and is performed at no charge to you. By meeting with you, touring your facilities and reviewing your employer policies, procedures, health programs, rate/type of injury, and worker compensation costs; we can make recommendations for a strategic plan which consists of some and/or all of our Industrial Rehabilitation Program offerings. As the employer; you can choose options which best meet your needs and budget.

1-2 hours

Budget kept in mind


Work conditioning is a formal program geared to preparing the injured worker for return to work. This structured program is developed for the individual’s needs and specific job duties, under the direct supervision of a therapist. It typically takes place at a clinic three times a week for 2 hour increments, for a total of 4-6 weeks. The program consists of endurance training, strength training, lifting/pushing/pulling/carrying, job coaching, and performance of job duties.


A Functional Capacity Evaluation is a test designed to evaluate an individual’s physical ability to perform certain tasks associated with work. The United States Department of Labor provides twenty separate functions on which work capabilities are based.

Results of this evaluation are crucial in allowing the health professional to communicate a worker’s “safe” ability to return to the workforce.

These evaluations usually arise in the context of a Workers’ Compensation claim and, typically require a physician’s referral.

Job Function Tests:
Post Offer Testing:
Return to Work Testing:
Ergonomics Consultation:
Access Academy for Education:
Onsite Physical Therapy:

Evidenced- Based Solutions

Improve Worker Safety
Save Time
Decrease Employer Expenses
Injuries and Conditions Evidence-based Research

If you can answer “Yes” to any of the following questions, we can save you money, time, frequency of work-related injuries, and lost work days:

Have you ever hired someone who was not physically appropriate for the job you needed them to do…and found out too late?
Do you want to have an accurate, written description of the essential functions and physical demands required by the jobs within your company?
Do you want to enhance your new-hire process by eliminating those applicants who aren’t physically appropriate for the demands of a specific job within your company?
Know The Impact of Workplace Injuries
In 2011, nearly 163,000 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by New York private industry. Nearly 52% of the non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in New York in 2011 were considered DART cases involving days away from work, job restriction and/or job loss. Nearly 90% of the DART cases in New York resulted in at least one day away from work, as compared to 59% nationally. A carpal tunnel syndrome injury costs an employer an average of $39,643 according to 2009-2010 national data. A fracture/crush/dislocation injury costs an employer an average of $50,126 according to 2009-2010 national data.

Get Started With Us Today!

We can work with your Human Resource Officer, Safety Officer/Engineer, Management and your Employees to improve safety in your setting. Contact us to discuss our program offerings and set up an initial meeting to discuss your company’s needs.

Contact us today, for more information or to schedule a Free Business Consultation!

Dr. Lori Schneider, PT, MS, DPT

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