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Work Health Solutions

Work Health Solutions, a service of Liberty Hospital, takes a tailored approach to occupational medicine program development. Our professional staff customizes programs that meets the needs of our business clients. Our staff is dedicated to developing a lasting partnership with employers to meet those needs.

Work comp

Why choose Work Health Solutions?

  • We use one system for a seamless continuum of care, consistent reporting, timely communication, minimal delays and timely notes.
  • Our staff handles all billing.
  • Patients receive home exercise programs.
  • Therapy services are provided at the new, state-of-the-art Norterre facility (next to Liberty Hospital).
  • Dedicated on-site aquatic therapy available at Norterre (three pools).
  • Convenient hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Injury prevention and return-to-work programs.

Work comp services:

  • Injury treatment.
  • Injury prevention services.
  • Return-to-duty evaluations.
  • Drug testing, alcohol testing, MRO services.
  • EKGs—stress and non-stress.
  • Respiratory physical/Pulmonary function testing.
  • FCE (Functional capacity evaluations).
  • Essential Function Testing.

Case management

  • Dedicated workers' compensation scheduler: Denise Edgington, R.N., BSN, CCM. Contact Denise at denise.edgington@libertyhospital.org or 816.415.5278.
  • Liaison for employers, case managers and insurance carriers.
  • Point of contact when injured employees present to Liberty Hospital via emergency room or hospital stay.
  • Can provide treatment updates and medical records related to the work injury to adjuster, case managers and employers.
  • Able to assist employers/employees with concerns or questions regarding workers' compensation in the state of Missouri.

Pre-employment services

  • Injury prevention services/FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluations).
  • Drug testing/pre-employment testing.
  • Hair, saliva, breath alcohol testing/MRO services.
  • Physical examinations.
  • DOT exams.
  • Executive physicals.
  • Vision/audiometric testing.
  • EKGs—stress and non-stress.
  • Random consortium for DOT testing requirements.
  • Flu vaccinations.
  • Respiratory physical/pulmonary function testings.
  • Police/firefighter physicals.
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations.
  • On-site services available for vaccinations.

Wellness programs

  • TB skin testing.
  • Cholesterol and glucose.
  • Hepatitis B surveillance.
  • Medically integrated programs.
  • Biometric screenings.

Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine treats a variety of injuries and conditions onsite at the Sports Medicine facility and at Norterre, located next door to Liberty Hospital.

Outpatient therapy

Outpatient therapy offers a full spectrum of services, including:

  • Dry needling
  • Pelvic health
  • Certified lymphedema treatment
  • VitalStim-certified techniques
  • Myofascial release
  • Pain management
  • Post-surgical procedures to the spine or extremities
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation

Physical therapy

With patients ranging from those sustaining sports injuries to those undergoing total knee replacement, our therapists provide a wide array of offerings, such as:

  • Dry needling
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Blood flow restriction
  • Sports or running injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Running/gait analysis
  • Mobility disorders
  • Balance issues
  • Stroke recovery
  • Multiple sclerosis or other neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Fatigue management/cancer rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • Pelvic health

Physical Therapists at Sports Medicine:

  • BJ Maloney, RPT, Supervisor
  • Matt St. John, DPT
  • Trent Nichol, DPT
  • Debbie Bryan, RPT
  • Debra Hohn, DPT
  • Pete Trujillo, DPT
  • Brie Holst, PTA

Physical Therapists at Norterre

  • Amy Fulte, RPT, Supervisor
  • Susan Town, RPT
  • Chris Scott, RPT
  • Suzanne McCoy, RPT
  • Jennifer Mackie, RPT
  • Haleigh Jackson, DPT
  • Brie Holst, PTA

Director of Rehabilitation Services

  • Sharla Leon, MS, SLP-CCC

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is an important part of getting back into your daily routine after an injury, illness or surgery. To help you get back on your feet, our therapists offer:

  • Certified hand specialists.
  • Upper body rehabilitation for issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis, etc.
  • Therapeutic exercise.
  • Joint protection education.
  • Adaptive techniques for daily living.
  • Stroke recovery.
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation.
  • Orthotics/splinting.
  • Lymphedema.

Occupational therapists:

  • Laurie Gray OTR/L, CHT, CLT
  • Cherie Keogh-Dodge OTR/L, CHT

Speech and language pathology

Our speech-language pathologists can diagnose and treat a variety of communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders that result from the following:

  • Stroke.
  • Brain injury.
  • Head and neck cancer.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Aging process.

Our speech pathologists are VitalStim-certified to aid in the rehabilitation of dysphagia, (swallowing, disorders). In addition, our speech-language pathologists can perform therapies that aid in rehabilitation of a variety of communication and cognitive deficits:

  • Abstract thinking.
  • Problem solving/organizational skills.
  • Deficits of memory.
  • Vocal issues.
  • Expressive and receptive—verbal and graphic communication.

Speech language pathologist:

  • Courtney Ivy SLP-CCC