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FCE + Return-to-Work + Work Conditioning
Certification Course

"If you are thinking about starting an industrial rehab program, this course is a great choice. Jim takes you through step-by-step on establishing your program and is there for you afterwards to help you with the challenges. I highly recommend this course."

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Learning Outcomes

This 3-in-1 Functional Capacity Evaluation + Return-to-Work + Work Hardening/Conditioning Course is designed for professionals who are looking to implement or enhance a workers' comp/return-to-work rehab program. Get trained in FCEs, Functional Progress Notes, Functional Discharge Summaries, and work hardening/work conditioning, while using our profitable approach. Learning outcomes include:

  • Define how to implement the most comprehensive return-to-work rehab program
  • Explain how to generate increased workers’ compensation rehab referrals, work conditioning referrals, and increased revenue
  • Produce evidence-based, valid, and reliable return-to-work testing
  • Differentiate between return-to-work testing, work hardening/conditioning, and FCEs
  • Produce an actual FCE and specialty workers’ compensation progress note
  • Show how to become a return-to-work specialty practice
  • Implement this innovative and profitable approach in any practice
  • Verbalize strategies taught to generate more revenue evaluating and treating workers’ comp patients
  • Illustrate how to implement our return-to-work rehab philosophy
  • List principles of return-to-work rehab and documentation
  • Apply to become a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator by obtaining a CFCE Certification
  • Apply to become a Certified Industrial Rehab Specialist by obtaining a CIRS Certification

Additional Course Content

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation

    • Weigh various types of FCEs requested by referrals
    • Determine consistency of effort and reliability of pain results
    • Perform FCE musculoskeletal testing and impairment rating
    • Determine return-to-work ability during FCE performance
    • Evaluate non-material handling and upper extremity testing
    • Classify occasional, frequent, and constant material handling
    • Consider climbing, balance, sitting, and standing testing
  • Workers’ Compensation Progress Notes and Discharge Summaries

    • Apply our progress notes and turn your practice into a return-to-work specialty clinic
    • Apply skills learned through hands on implementation of these popular notes
  • Work Hardening/Conditioning Evaluation and Treatment

    • Double your referrals and learn the latest rehab techniques including evaluation, treatment planning, and daily patient progression

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Kinesiologists
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals

Education Level

  • Introductory
  • No pre-requisites required
  • 15:1 student to instructor ratio

Domain/Contact Hours/CEUs

  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Work
  • 21.5 hours (3 days)
  • 2.1 AOTA CEUs

Course Completion

  • Participation in the full three days of training
  • Performance and critique of a full functional capacity evaluation
  • Performance of a workers’ compensation progress note and discharge summary
  • Completion of course quiz with a score of 80% or better in all course formats

Course Schedule

Day One:

  • Learn, discuss, and conceptualize our innovative approach to treating the injured worker including how to significantly increase referrals
  • Outline and illustrate industrial rehab definitions/foundation and gain a general knowledge of this specialized field
  • Compose and practice proper industrial rehab documentation
  • Determine and calculate sitting/standing tolerance for eight hours and use this data to determine return-to-work recommendations
  • Choose various criteria for determining if your client put forth full effort during testing and if their pain reports can be consider reliable

Day Two:

  • Demonstrate and perform grip, pinch, fine motor, and gross motor coordination, evidence-based consistency of effort, and determining ability
  • Administer, evaluate, and implement various job simulation testing to increase your tests overall validity
  • Determine, perform, and calculate maximal/safe frequent lifting abilities as well as RPE vs. Heart Rate
  • Perform a full functional capacity evaluation

Day Three:

  • Introduction to Functional Progress Notes (FPN) and Functional Discharge Summary (FDS) and how they will increase your workers' compensation and work conditioning patients
  • Learn how to design treatment plans, progress your patients on a day-to-day basis, bill and increase patient volume/revenue
  • Learn how to set up a treatment plan, establish goals, and progress a patient based on a case study

Course Approval

Approved Provider of Continuing Education Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

We are an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approved provider status demonstrates our commitment to meeting established AOTA criteria and guidelines for the development and delivery of quality education activities. Organizations that are AOTA Approved Providers have demonstrated a strong commitment in meeting the needs of occupational therapists and assistants in regards to ongoing learning and professional development.

We are recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer training courses to certified athletic trainers. Every course we offer is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) as defined by the BOC for certified athletic trainers. Our BOC approved provider number is P3880.

For your convenience, we have obtained physical therapy approval in many of the 50 states. If your state does not have approval at the time of your course purchase, we will get approval in your state for your chosen course. Please contact us for a full and current list of approved states!

Functional Capacity Evaluation +
Work Conditioning Software

OccuPro’s FCE and Work Conditioning Software will be used as a training tool in this popular training to show students how research is used to support rehab programs.

What People Say About Us

The comprehensive FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course was great! Very informative and Jim was awesome at answering all questions that we had. This course helped me realize all of the options that we have to establish and continue a great work hardening/conditioning program at our clinic. I would recommend this course to any clinician who is looking to grow this area of their practice.

Maura Sundseth, PT,DPT

Eric was a FORCE. I loved everything about his style of presentation. He was VERY clear and made sure we got it.

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Aspirus

I learned a lot in this course and it was presented well and easy to understand.

Alisha Takahashi, PT, DPT
Spectrum Physical Therapy

The course was great! I learned so much! It went by fast! Eric was full of energy. Thank you for the delicious lunch each day! :)

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I like the laid back discussions and small group interactions. I was able to learn a lot from everyone in the classroom. I was able to implement the research from the class into my practice right away.

John Miller, MS, ATC, CWCE, CRC
Ortho Carolina

If you are thinking about starting an industrial rehabilitation program, the FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course is a great choice. Jim takes you through step-by-step on establishing your program and is there for you afterwards to help you with the challenges. I highly recommend this course.

Scott Rea
Patterson Medical

The FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course really helped clarify how to assess, evaluate, and treat work injuries, and the decision making process taught in the course is invaluable! I would highly recommend this course to all of my colleagues.

Harrinder P Johal

Jim was down to earth, personable, and very professional. He was able to relax the class and got everyone to participate.

Woodraw Hepler
Arkansas Department of Corrections

I had never done an On Demand course before and to be honest thought it would be difficult to sit through. The course exceeded all expectations. Jim was very captivating, interesting, and to the point. He even has a great laugh!

Maria McInnis, Registered Kinesiologist
Manitoulin Health Centre

The training environment was very comfortable and was great to learn in. We received nice feedback and good food. Thank you for the salads!

Kelly Hogen, PTA
Osceola Medical Center

OccuPro's FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course was without a doubt the course that is set apart from the rest of the pack when it comes to industrial rehab training. Each area is thoroughly covered and prepares you for immediate implementation within your practice.

Don Harrison Jr. MS, ATC, CFCE
Magnolia Regional Health Center

The course material was wonderful. It was the perfect amount of instruction, practical learning, and real-world circumstances from the instructor's professional career.

Matt Copeland, CEOE
Solutions Northwest, Inc.
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