Industrial rehabilitation helps injured workers return to work safely and effectively. These services include work conditioning, job site analysis, pre-employment testing and functional capacity evaluations.
Work conditioning is a two to four hour program designed to restore a client's strength, endurance, movement and flexibility. This goal-oriented treatment program includes activities created by a physical therapist and/or occupational therapist. The program is individually based on the client's needs and goals for a safe return to work.
Return to Work Examinations
Return to work medical examinations assure that an employee can meet the physical demands required by an employer. Examinations and tests are customized to the requirements of the job. This service is a partnership with Allegiance Occupational Medicine. For more information on Return to work examinations, e-mail John Polaczyk at John.Polaczyk@allegiancehealth.org or call Allegiance Occupational Medicine at (517) 768-7766.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
Functional Capacity Evaluation is performed by a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator within the Matheson System. A FCE, as defined by Matheson, "is an intensive short-term (usually one day) evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility." A FCE is a safe, reliable and valid test that addresses physical effort and reliability of client reports of pain and disability. The results of a FCE helps clients, doctors, case managers and lawyers with case resolution.