Workers' Compensation Expertise
Gaylord provides coordinated, individually managed, team-based, rehabilitative and complex medical care for injured workers in both inpatient and outpatient areas. Treatment plans are created and led by a board certified medical director with extensive experience in workers' compensation and coordinated by a dedicated Care Manager. We provide the injured worker with the latest evidence-based rehabilitation in a healing environment.
Our Workers’ Compensation inpatient and outpatient liaison team will establish a direct line of communication between Gaylord and the adjustor or Nurse Case Manager assigned. This facilitates the injured worker’s progress toward achieving goals of treatment and return to work. Our practice also includes a Manager of Payer Relations who establishes new workers’ compensation contracts and negotiates single case agreements. Consistent communication between all professionals ensures appropriate care, reimbursement, and execution of contracts related to the injured worker's rehabilitation at Gaylord.
Services that differentiate Gaylord from other programs include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced rehabilitation technology
- Ekso® Bionic exoskeleton for stroke and spinal cord injury
- Complex wound care and multi-trauma management
- Gaylord Sports Association, the largest adaptive sports program in Connecticut
- Guest cottages on campus for families
- Home safety evaluations
- Neuropsychology evaluations and treatment
- Non-opioid pain management
- Work Conditioning Program
Work Conditioning Program
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Work Conditioning Program offers injured workers, Workers’ Compensation carriers, and treating physicians a structured program that provides a safe and successful return to work. The program uses a progressive conditioning and loading program that is based on the injured worker’s specific job tasks. Additional program information includes:
- Therapy 3-4 hours per day, three days a week, over 4-6 weeks.
- Ability to follow or work in tandem with traditional rehab.
- Short and long-term goals that are specific to job tasks.
- Treatment oversight that includes a physiatrist, care manager, and physical therapy team.
- A therapy team that includes a conditioning specialist and physical therapist.
- A weekly appointment for the injured worker with the primary PT to review the program.
- Weekly Workers’ Comp care manager updates to the Workers’ Comp carrier.
- Next step physical therapy goals, if needed.
Work Conditioning Program Info/Contact:
Jaclyn Magnuszewski, COTA,
Phone: (203) 284-2989
State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission