About the Arrigan Center:
What Makes Us Different from Other Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
Here at the Arrigan Rehabilitation Center, we understand the complex world of work injury management. We are uniquely positioned within the workers’ compensation system to provide comprehensive and valuable rehabilitation services to the injured worker. We do not require insurance approval for participation in our programs, so there is never an interruption in service as is often the case in many private outpatient centers. Also, there is no fee for our service, as all services are provided as a benefit of the State of Rhode Island’s Workers’ Compensation System. Clients are eligible for services if they were hired in Rhode Island and their employer paid into the Workers’ Compensation Administrative Fund.
Our physical therapists and occupational therapists are skilled clinicians who specialize in the rehabilitation of a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions. From repetitive use injuries and other inflammatory conditions to orthopedic surgery and chronic pain, we build the bridge for an injured worker as they journey to optimal function. In addition to traditional Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, other staff specialties include Work Hardening, Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy, Chronic Pain Management, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and Ergonomics.
Our Vocational Recovery Program offers a light at the end of the tunnel for injured workers who may be uncertain regarding their future employment. If a job is no longer available or a worker can no longer perform the physical demands of their prior position, workers may participate in one-on-one counseling with a knowledgeable Vocational Counselor to explore interests and options, build a résumé, and practice interview skills. All injured workers are encouraged to attend workshops and utilize our Vocational Resource Room to search databases, receive vocational guidance, and explore return-to-work options.
The Arrigan Rehabilitation Psychology team evaluates and guides injured workers as they navigate the unique psychosocial challenges of work injury rehabilitation. These effective psychologists and licensed clinical social workers assist injured workers who may be struggling with issues such as stress, fear of returning to work post-injury, financial difficulties, and maladaptive coping strategies to help them reach their maximum potential post-injury.
The moment a request for rehabilitation services is received, an injured worker is assigned a Patient Care Coordinator who is a valuable resource for the injured worker. These nurses and medical assistants are specifically trained in workers’ compensation case management. They screen injured workers for health and medical concerns prior to participation in rehabilitation, identify programs that injured workers may benefit from, and act as a liaison between the Arrigan Rehabilitation Center and all stakeholders, such as the medical provider, attorney, employer, insurer, and the Workers’ Compensation Court.
An injured worker has the right to choose his/her rehabilitation facility. The medical provider simply needs to provide a referral for treatment for Physical or Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Psychology. No referral is required for participation in the Vocational Recovery Program.
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