Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Our focus is to return patients to their previous work activities. We are dedicated to being part of the solution by delivering cost-effective services and stressing outcome-based/goal-oriented programs, working toward the goal of case resolution.
Work Conditioning/Work Hardening
Prepares the injured worker for return to work by providing an intensive, active program utilizing real and simulated work activities along with strengthening, flexibility and conditioning.
Work conditioning/hardening bridges the gap between outpatient therapy and the physical demands of the job. The program typically includes
- 3-5 days per week, 2 to 4 hours per day
- Strengthening the injury site
- General total body strengthening and flexibility
- Endurance and aerobic capacity training
- Functional job specific work simulation to re-train and prepare for return-to-work duties and ensure no re-injury
- Education/Body Mechanics/Ergonomics
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
A scientifically developed, objective process to measure a worker's physical capabilities and tolerances, also known as a worker's physical demand level (PDL). It supports quick and effective return-to-work, case resolution, vocational assessment, and disability determination so that the best decision possible can be made for the employee and their organization.
Its unique features include:
- A validated scoring system. Competitors offer no scoring system and rely heavily on subjective therapist opinion and/or clinical guesswork.
- Research-based extrapolations of work capacity to 8-hour day/40-hour week. Competitor evaluations often avoid making this extrapolation or make unreliable, subjective extrapolations to 8-hour day/40-hour week.
- Research published in occupational medicine journals. Competitors’ findings often include (or are solely based on) non-published research.
- Comprehensive research. Competitive research is often partial or incomplete.
- A proven track record of defensibility. Competitor findings, because of the lack of objectivity and validity are often difficult to defend.