Services

Complete occupational health services to help reduce on-the-job injuries related costs and employee recovery time and increase productivity and hiring efficiency.

“Our goal is to provide quality care to the injured employee to facilitate an efficient return to pre-injury level function and work activity and to promote communication between the employee, rehab services, and the employer.”

At Cedar Valley Occupational Rehab, we understand that impediments to employee health and workplace efficiency have a bottom line effect. A recent study by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses found that occupational back injuries for health care providers average $37,000 in direct costs, with indirect costs ranging from $147,000 to $300,000. Employee injuries can also reduce workplace productivity, require additional employee hires and overtime, and drive up workers’ compensation expenses, in addition to creating quality-of-life concerns for the affected employee(s). With our customized treatments, experienced specialists, and quantitative technology, we can provide an objective, efficient injury-recovery process and eliminate potential injury risks.

Our goal is to provide quality care to the injured employee to facilitate an efficient return to pre-injury level function and work activity and to promote communication between the employee, rehab services, and the employer. We invite you to explore the services and treatments we offer to see if Cedar Valley Occupational Rehab can help your organization reach better occupational health.

Isokinetic Testing Services with Cost Reduction Technology

Using U.S. Department of Labor Body Index Score (BIS) standards and Cost Reduction Technology (CRT), Cedar Valley Occupational Rehab’s isokinetic testing services provide objective benchmarks for measuring the physical strength, mobility, and functionality of job applicants and employees returning to work after an injury absence. With prospective employees, isokinetic testing allows employers to test and quantify knee, shoulder, endurance, range of motion and trunk strength, which results in a BIS number that is compared to the occupation-specific federal scores to determine whether the individual matches the physical requirements of a given open position and thereby allows the employer to avoid potential on-the-job injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Through isokinetic testing of corresponding injured and uninjured joints immediately after an injury is suffered and prior to physician visits, the progress of an employee’s recovery can be traced, injury status and severity can be verified, and normative comparisons can be made based on age, weight and other characteristics. Before obtaining physician approval to return to work, functional capacity evaluations relating to the employee’s muscle strength and knee, shoulder and trunk range of motion are conducted and provided to the employer, claims administrators, and other approved third parties. To learn more about how this revolutionary technology and testing can help you raise workplace health and efficiency and avoid injury-related expenses, call Cedar Valley Occupational Rehab today.


To learn more about our isokinetic testing, please contact us at (319) 859-3895 or visit the Cost Reduction Technologies website to learn more about the CRT testing equipment

Ergonomic Evaluations

Proactivity in addressing ergonomic deficiencies in the workplace can be a key factor in preventing employee injuries and eliminating corresponding costs, raising productivity, and strengthening worker retention, and an ergonomic assessment from Cedar Valley Occupational Rehab can help you identify and correct existing work station and office issues before they begin impairing the efficiency and wellbeing of your employees and organization. Our occupational specialists can evaluate work settings of all types and are experienced in analyzing the physical characteristics, tasks, and work areas of employees in order to recommend and implement modifications to achieve the best ergonomic solution for all parties. For example, an employee who struggles to stand for extended periods of time may require an adjusted work station and task schedule to allow for periodic sitting. Other solutions can involve the enactment of preventative exercise programs to combat chronic conditions or avoid the onset of other issues, such as stretching and strengthening exercises. Is your organization running as efficiently as possible? Are your employees at risk for occupational injuries? Find out by contacting us today.


Is your organization running as efficiently as possible? Are your employees at risk for occupational injuries? Find out by contacting us today.

Rehabilitative Care

Occupational injuries take many forms, and Cedar Valley Occupational Rehab offers a variety of treatments to help employees restore the motion, stamina, and functionality they need to perform their work. For soft-tissue injuries, we provide endurance and work hardening training that is customized, promotes a safe and timely return to work, and prevents future injuries and lost time. We also provide rehabilitation for a wide range of surgical and orthopedic injuries, including rotator cuff repairs, fractures, knee reconstructions and arthroscopies, and back surgeries and injuries. Once symptoms have receded, an employee recovering from injury needs to build endurance back to his or her specific work activity prior to beginning a full work day. To achieve this, we adapt our work hardening and endurance programs to best fit that worker’s tasks to reduce possibility of re-injury. Back injury and pain are other common work-related conditions, and our rehabilitative treatments and strengthening exercises, ergonomic assessments, and lifting training will help heal soft-tissue damage and avoid reoccurring symptoms or injuries. By designing individualized care plans and coordinating with the injured employee, physician and employer, we strive to provide the best possible recovery outcome.


Contact us today to learn about our how our rehabilitative care services can help your employee or you achieve optimal, personalized, occupation-specific recovery.

Our Team

Providing occupational health services to promote healthy, efficient workplaces throughout the Cedar Valley

Our occupational health specialists are committed to providing quality rehabilitative care for a variety of injuries and conditions, solving efficiency and health concerns through ergonomic solutions, and using the latest quantitative measurements to track progress and promote recovery. To learn more about how our providers can put their expertise, education, and experience to work for your occupational health needs, please review their bios below.

First Last Name, PT

PRACTICING SINCE

1983
Professional Interests
Orthopedics, shoulder and back rehabilitation

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Fishing, drag racing and coaching baseball

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Education
Cornell University, Mt. Vernon, IA – BS, 1981

GRADUATE EDUCATION

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1983

EXPERIENCE

Internships
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA – Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1983
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Cardiac Physical Therapy, 1983
St. Joseph’s Hospital, New Hampton, IA – General Physical Therapy, 1983

First Last Name, PT

PRACTICING SINCE

1983
Professional Interests
Orthopedics, shoulder and back rehabilitation

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Fishing, drag racing and coaching baseball

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Education
Cornell University, Mt. Vernon, IA – BS, 1981

GRADUATE EDUCATION

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1983

EXPERIENCE

Internships
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA – Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1983
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Cardiac Physical Therapy, 1983
St. Joseph’s Hospital, New Hampton, IA – General Physical Therapy, 1983

First Last Name, PT

PRACTICING SINCE

1983
Professional Interests
Orthopedics, shoulder and back rehabilitation

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Fishing, drag racing and coaching baseball

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Education
Cornell University, Mt. Vernon, IA – BS, 1981

GRADUATE EDUCATION

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1983

EXPERIENCE

Internships
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA – Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1983
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Cardiac Physical Therapy, 1983
St. Joseph’s Hospital, New Hampton, IA – General Physical Therapy, 1983

First Last Name, PT

PRACTICING SINCE

1983
Professional Interests
Orthopedics, shoulder and back rehabilitation

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Fishing, drag racing and coaching baseball

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Education
Cornell University, Mt. Vernon, IA – BS, 1981

GRADUATE EDUCATION

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1983

EXPERIENCE

Internships
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA – Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1983
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Cardiac Physical Therapy, 1983
St. Joseph’s Hospital, New Hampton, IA – General Physical Therapy, 1983