Individuals who are referred to FRS have often tried everything to make their problems go away. They want to feel better, and they want something to change. Whether they are experiencing physical discomfort or emotional pain, they feel stuck and any relief they may have found has been short-lived. While going through change and experiencing pain is an inevitable part of life, how much we suffer along the way can be minimized…
ARS combines elements of intensive interdisciplinary treatment and the lower costs associated with office-based rehabilitation counselling to provide an innovative solution for an under-served population. These individuals do not meet the criteria for the most prevalent treatment services in our communities. For many years it was believed that if an individual had been off work for more than 2 years, it was unlikely that they would return.
It is important to recognize that individuals who have been off work for an extended period of time should not necessarily be viewed as hopeless cases to be treated by insurers as “maintenance files” or by health care providers as beyond help. In fact, perpetuating the myth of the situation being intractable will quite predictably result in learned helplessness on everyone’s part and serve to potentiate the very problem in a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.
Our services are accessible and we can provide an initial appointment for many of our patients in no more than 5 business days following our receipt of a referral.
Our services are cost effective in terms of both reducing the duration of an individual’s suffering and reducing costs associated with work accommodation, absenteeism and work disability.
We have worked extensively with employers and have significant expertise in return to work planning and implementation.
We understand issues related to absenteeism and disability and are able to help navigate through that system.
Our treatment is goal oriented and we monitor an individual’s progress in a very structured manner in order to determine whether we are being effective.
Our services include a return to work focus and recognize the proven health benefits of an individual’s involvement in meaningful, gainful employment.
We can provide vocational assistance for clients who are not currently employed or who chose to return to alternate employment.
Odyssey Health Services provides a broad spectrum of services tailored to the individual’s specific difficulty or need. Services range from complex, multidisciplinary assessment and treatment (integrating medical and behavioural science) to psychological/behavioural assessment and treatment.