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New Physical Therapy Team Providing Opportunities in Occupational Medicine

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Occupational medicine will be a big focus of Knoxville Hospital and Clinic’s new physical therapy team. Steve Cassabaum, with 21st Century Rehab, tells KNIA/KRLS News that they’ve been successful in the past in helping local business reduce costs and improve employee health. He says part of what they do involves examining the tasks employees perform. Some jobs, Cassabaum explains, include climbing ladders, crawling on the floor, or pushing, pulling, or lifting a certain amount of weight. He says after gathering the data, they can help the business create a better job description as well as a pre-work screening. That screening will ensure new hires are able to meet the employer’s demands before they start working.