General Guideline Principles for Work Conditioning, Work
Hardening, Early Intervention Programs for CRPS
for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Work Conditioning, Work Hardening, Early Intervention Programs for CRPS.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Work Conditioning, Work Hardening, Early Intervention Programs for CRPS

Work Conditioning, Work Hardening, Early Intervention Programs for CRPS is recommended for the care of people with CRPS.

Indications: : Patients who:

  • remain totally off work or are on changed obligation for 6 to 12 weeks, generally typically because of manual materials dealing with undertakings;
  • have not answered less expensive intercessions including a four to multi-week exercise-based recuperation program or a reviewed treatment program of something like six to about two months that incorporates oxygen consuming and fortifying activity parts;
  • have an expressed solid interest and assumption to get back to work;
  • include the participation in the business;
  • are directed by a certified physical or word-related specialist;
  • have had a cautious evaluation of their word related requests;
  • have had either failed to get back to work or an FCE that demonstrated suitable execution exertion and consistency at a degree of work lower than that to which they need or wish to return; and
  • are in a program that incorporates a social mental methodology with an emphasis on capability as opposed to torment, a molding or then again high-impact practice part and recreated evaluated work errands, and is customized to their requirements and recognizes holes between current abilities and occupation requests. Joining FABT is frequently useful.
  • Frequency/Dose/Duration: Work molding and early mediation programs three to five times each week; work solidifying every day. Week-by-week assessments showing consistency also, practically huge advancement towards the re-visitation of work objective should be recorded to legitimize continuation.

Program length and power ought to be directed by every patient’s special restoration needs.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


Complete Orthopedics is a medical office and we are physicians . We are not attorneys. The information on this website is for general informational purposes only.

Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information posted is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship or a doctor-patient relationship nor shall the information be used to form an legal or medical opinions.

You should not rely on any of the information contained on this website. You should seek the advice of a lawyer or physician immediately for more accurate information surrounding any legal or medical issues.

This information has been posted for informational and/or advertisement purposes only. You consent to these terms and conditions by using our website

Dr. Nakul Karkare

I am fellowship trained in joint replacement surgery, metabolic bone disorders, sports medicine and trauma. I specialize in total hip and knee replacements, and I have personally written most of the content on this page.

You can see my full CV at my profile page.