Energy Conservation and Work Simplification

Energy Conservation and Work Simplification

Clients who would benefit:  Those who easily fatigue; such as chronic fatigue syndrome, congestive heart conditions, fibromyalgia, etc.

Description of Service: Energy Conservation and Work Simplification are techniques to help save energy and avoid fatigue when performing activities as they relate to daily living, work or leisure.   For individuals with disabilities, fatigue is often a significant factor that limits functional abilities due to pain, physical limitations or medical conditions. Employing principles of energy conservation and work simplification can increase the level of activity without increasing fatigue.

Energy conservation and work simplification require assessing an individual's daily activities and demands and creating solutions using basic principles of:

  1. Prioritizing
  2. Planning
  3. Pacing
  4. Posture

*Note: Energy conservation and work simplification, when performed by an Occupational Therapist, will require a physician’s prescription as requested by the treating therapist.

This service is available in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Please contact us for more information.