Our WA Department of Labor & Industries approved Work Hardening program was created by Greg Mortensen, who has years of experience working with injured workers. We utilize the knowledge and skills of physical and occupational therapists to create an individualized and comprehensive program designed to improve mobility, strength and function so injured workers can get back to work. Educational topics such as basic nutrition and exercise recommendations, posture, body mechanics and ergonomics are typically incorporated into the program.

Our program is responsive and accountable. We provide weekly reports so that those involved in the claim are kept up to date of the injured worker’s progress.

Participation in the Work Hardening Program usually starts at 4 hours per day and gradually progresses up to 6-8 hours per day. It is 5 days a week and lasts around 4 weeks, but program length and duration can be adjusted to accommodate patient progress or other needs.

Injured worker’s that aren’t quite ready for our Work Hardening program often start in Work Conditioning, which is kind of a mini and informal version of a Work Hardening program. In comparison, it typically is 1-2 hours per day for 3-5 days a week, and only lasts for 1-2 weeks. But upon completion of the Work Conditioning Program, injured workers are often transitioned into the Work Hardening Program so goals of returning to work can be safely achieved.


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7701 NE Highway 99, #109
Vancouver, WA  98665

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Elevate Physical Therapy

7701 NE Highway 99, #109
Vancouver, WA 98665

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