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    what can an injured worker do about the rehab rep. going against the injured workers doctors orders? what protections are there for the injured worker? if the rehab workers are trying to force the injured worker into doing things that are causeing pain, and possiable reinjury, what can the injured worker do other than quit, and or be kicked out of program? i am very interested in the reply's that come in, if any. good luck, take care of yourselves, my prayers are with all.

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    What are they asking you to do that you can not do? Have you spokem to the counselor? Voc counselors are not typically involved in any physical demands. They are career coaches and assist with job training and placement.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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    • #3
      they want me to bend over at the waist,lift 4x what dr. say to lift, i had a double fusion in lower back 6 month ago. i need to sit as needed, stand as needed, lay down as needed, i can not do any of the above for long periods of time. i walked out the other day after the therapist told me they going to wip the pain out of me. after my doctor and i talk i bet he will pull me out of this so called rehab. i was talking to others that was going there, they claim therapist was causeing more damage to their injurys.

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      • #4
        Are you in some kind of work hardening program? A voc specialist wouldn't be asking you to bend and lift. If it is a work hardening program, then yes, they are going to ask you to go a bit beyond what your doctor currently recommends as part of the therapy. If you can not lift what they ask, they adjust downward. I just sat through a presentation on this last week by several of the experts in the field. There was some disagreement among the experts whether it was better to start low and work up to what the patient can tolerate or start high and work down to what they can do. Any experienced therapist performing the exam or work hardening program is going to be able to tell when you are at or over your limit by the way your body moves. What did you tell them when you were unable to lift the weight or bend as they asked? What was the response?
        I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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        • #5
          i am not in work harding, and that will not happen, there will be no work harding, rehab is in agreement with Dr. on that. when i told them it felt like bottom vertebrae felt like is was exploding, they said oh well do it again. i been thru therapy several times over the years, never saw such idiots before now. i also just got a call from the rehab rep. she is going to send me to a different place. she also got a call from my dr.s office, the therapist called the dr. to complain on me refusing to do what is harmfull to me. you see i am in my 2nd surgery. i injured back in 1990. they did 1st surgery in 1993, i returned to work after i rehabed myself, rehab back then kicked me out for refusing to return to work for employer of record, i worked form 1994 to 2004, i went down due to old injury, looking like dr. is going to perminit disabled this time around, i was in rehab per dr.'s orders, in hopes of getting retrained for different line of work. rehab rep said my dr.s office is quite angery of this.

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          • #6
            It is very hard to follow your posts when you do not use proper grammar. I think you need to discuss this with your lawyer as I think you have some of the cast of characters confused. In any event, that is the best person to advise you on seeking another therapist. This sounds like an FCE which is often the first step in voc, in which case you wouldn't need to keep seeing this person anyway. They were just testing you to see what you could and could not do.
            I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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            • #7
              FCE is to come after 6-8 weeks of therapy. here in Ohio, when you go into rehab, they try to push you into quiting, then they can stop benefits. but your POR is the one whom can stop the rehab if they are found to be going against their orders, and or causing harm to the injury. i have spoke to my attorney whom is very good, he said at this time it is my POR that will make the calls. i am very sure things will change as soon as he speaks to this therapist. sorry about my GRAMMER, but most people understand me very well.

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              • #8
                So this was just physical therapy you were in and the therapist was the one who asked you to lift the weight. In any case, it sounds like you worked it out.
                I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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                • #9
                  So this was just physical therapy you were in and the therapist was the one who asked you to lift the weight.
                  No it was his vocational rehabilitation rep. as he said. He may have been doing some form of testing to see what his limits were, which is still against what his POR has already assigned to him. Once those limits are set by his POR, I don't believe that even in work hardeneing they can make an IW do anything that is causing pain. I too have had a fusion surgery and my neurosurgeon told me "if it starts to hurt, not stretch, but hurt then don't do it." We go to these doctors for a reason, they go to school for 6-8 years to learn this stuff. Then they practice it and get better at it and learn more. Plus if you can't help this guy then just tell him to use his lawyer, but don't try to belittle him with this stuff first:
                  It is very hard to follow your posts when you do not use proper grammar.
                  You read his post he has already been through enough.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jojomfd1 View Post
                    No it was his vocational rehabilitation rep. as he said. He may have been doing some form of testing to see what his limits were, which is still against what his POR has already assigned to him. Once those limits are set by his POR, I don't believe that even in work hardeneing they can make an IW do anything that is causing pain. I too have had a fusion surgery and my neurosurgeon told me "if it starts to hurt, not stretch, but hurt then don't do it." We go to these doctors for a reason, they go to school for 6-8 years to learn this stuff. Then they practice it and get better at it and learn more. Plus if you can't help this guy then just tell him to use his lawyer, but don't try to belittle him with this stuff first:
                    It is very hard to follow your posts when you do not use proper grammar.
                    You read his post he has already been through enough.
                    you ARE correct jojo.

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                    • #11
                      hwj now that we got that all straightened out, did anyone ever come and answer your question? Even if it was in a PM? Or are you just stuck out there to hang? If that is the case, let me know I will give you a link to a site where they don't care how you talk or type they will just help you out!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jojomfd1 View Post
                        hwj now that we got that all straightened out, did anyone ever come and answer your question? Even if it was in a PM? Or are you just stuck out there to hang? If that is the case, let me know I will give you a link to a site where they don't care how you talk or type they will just help you out!!
                        send it in PM please.

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                        • #13
                          Why send it in PM maybe it will help others find some real help around here too. HWJ if I were you I would go here, it doesn't look like they wish to help you out much around here. Thats not right. The people here are much nicer, and will help anyone out at all. They would even help out one of these people! Plus they wont mind your GRAMMER or your GRAMPS!

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                          • #14
                            He is already on that forum - it's how he got here on this one. Haven't you figured out not only who Hcj but who Kickme is yet either ?

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                            • #15
                              i have found about 7 others in here from there. they get a lot of flack in here too.

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