F.I.R.S.T.™ Work Conditioning & Hardening
Our Functional Integration of Rehabilitation and Strength Training program is unlike any other in the industry.
Designed for Your Safe Return to Work
Driven by the need for a more effective option than standard rehabilitative programs, the F.I.R.S.T.™ program was developed in 1996 by ATI’s founder, Greg Steil, with input from orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, occupational medical specialists and biomechanists, to create a unique and effective, evidence-based process.
Using a combination of sports performance-based methodology along with physical therapy principles, our goal is to safely return the injured worker back to the workplace as quickly and safely as possible. Patients and staff work together to create a program that helps achieve goals. With a focus on the use of free weights, specialized machines, and functional activity designed to simulate the work environment in which the patient is striving to return, this truly unique program is designed to increase strength, endurance and cardiovascular function.
- Features 3-5 days per week / 4-6 hours per day therapy
- Addresses work-related tasks and overall de-conditioning
- Incorporates research and outcomes-based rehabilitation
- Includes dynamic group environment
- Delivers weekly progress reports
Upon completion of the program, our patients often tell us that they’re in the best physical shape of their lives - and, we have the studies to prove it. The F.I.R.S.T.™ program has earned international recognition for its results.