Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center (OIOC)

The Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center (OIOC) serves industry and the workforce with clinical, educational, research and consulting services in the prevention and treatment of disability of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.

With its multidisciplinary team approach, the OIOC conducts clinical, biomechanic and ergonomic research with the aim of preventing and treating work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, ultimately preventing disability resulting from conditions caused by these ailments.

The research conducted at the OIOC is funded by federal grants or contracts, private foundations, unions, physicians, and private and public industries.

The OIOC offers a comprehensive range of educational services in order to instruct and train individuals in ergonomics, biomechanics and clinical theories and practices that work to treat and prevent disability that may result from work-related musculoskeletal ailments. These services address graduate academic education as well as corporate, labor and practitioner needs through the dissemination of OIOC's knowledge and expertise.

The OIOC provides access to complete medical and diagnostic services, physical therapy, pain and stress management, and ergonomic workplace evaluation and accommodation. The OIOC's comprehensive package of clinical services is designed to return patients to their pre-injury work status and to their normal life activities.

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