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The goals of this multidisciplinary program are to maximize the injured worker's functional recovery and to return the worker to productive employment.
The multidisciplinary team includes: Visiting Specialists' Clinic (VSC) physiatrist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists. The team will work closely with a community prosthetist to assist the injured worker in obtaining an appropriate prosthetic and/or orthotic device.
Following a screening assessment by the VSC physiatrist, an injured worker
may enter at any of the four treatment phases.
The VSC physiatrist is responsible for:
Phase One - Pre-prosthetic Management: maximum of twenty (20) program days.
Phase Two - Prosthetic Training: maximum of twenty (20) program
days. Subsequent extensions are available in blocks of ten (10) program
days (Board officer approval required).
Phase Three - Functional Restoration: maximum of thirty (30) program
days. Extensions are available in blocks of ten (10) program days and
are subject to Board officer approval.
Phase Four - Workplace Re-integration: First treatment block consists of forty (40) program days. Subsequent blocks are twenty (20) program days each. All extensions require Board officer approval.
The Amputee Multidisciplinary Program is offered at Lifemark Health Centre in Langley, B.C. Phone 604 514-9787.
An injured worker is referred to the program by a WorkSafeBC officer:
All referrals must be processed by registration representatives in Provider