FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION
An “FCE” is a set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine an individual’s physical ability to work following an extended period of medical leave. An FCE can also be used to help identify changes to employee workload, or modifications to working conditions such as ergonomic measures, that the employer may be able to undertake in an effort to accommodate an employee with a disability or medical condition. Each of our Doctors of Physical Therapy are qualified to perform these objective tests and would be happy to accommodate you if you are in need of such testing.
OCCUPATIONAL CONDITIONING PROGRAM
Our individualized work injury rehabilitation programs focus on physical obstacles that prevent a safe return to work. The treatment we provide addresses the global nature of the injury and are designed by our physical therapists who have extensive knowledge of the Workers Compensation System. Program components include physical conditioning/strengthening, safe materials handling instruction, posture and pacing education and specific work simulation/duplication. This may include aerobic activity to promote fitness, stamina, circulation to help with healing, and stress-management. Stretching exercises are also included to address any range of motion limitations and to minimize stress on non-injured body parts during conditioning. Strengthening and/or stabilization exercises will be tailored towards the patient’s injury. We also work to provide the patient with the tools necessary to manage any potential flare-ups, should they occur, and to continue with the physical conditioning upon completion of the program.