This blog brings light to high-level services geared towards reducing and eliminating medical costs. This read includes an example showcasing the benefits of these offerings.
Tom Rothery, OTR, CFCE, writes about a visit he had at a company to help an employee dealing with a non-work-related injury. Read his blog post to see the results!
Paige Shafer's new blog post puts focus on the ways to build and market your clinics workers' compensation services.
Tom Rothery, OTR, CFCE, breaks down ergonomics – the study of designing equipment, devices, and processes that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities.
Paige Shafer, MS, OTR/L, CFCE, CEAS, writes about three useful tips that have helped her be a more effective functional capacity evaluator over her 18 year career.
Today most rehabilitation therapy practices utilize an EHR/EMR software package to assist running their practice, but only some will opt to implement a standalone dedicated FCE and/or POET software solution. If you are one of the prudent people who chose to purchase one of the latter solutions, then this post is for you.
Concerned you may be called to testify based on the results of your FCE? Jim Mecham covers several topics you will want to know to make sure your results hold up in a court of law.
Do you know the difference between work hardening and work conditioning? Either way make sure to read Jim Mecham's recent blog post which discusses the latest trends in work hardening/conditioning.
Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, CEAS II, has posted a new blog post focusing on the Four Habits Model. A list of tips to use to improve the interview process of a functional capacity evaluation.
Looking for tips on what to do if required to testify in a deposition? OccuPro's Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, CEAS II, offers his advice on what to do in several situations!
Read Vic Zuccarello's article, "The Beleaguered, Misunderstood Waddell's Signs", which discusses Gordon Waddell's 5 categories of tests (Tenderness, Simulation, Distraction, Regional Disturbances, and Over-reaction).
Do you have what it takes to be an Industrial Specialist? Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, CEAS II, Vice President of Research and Development discusses the misconceptions, truths, and challenges of this very question.
Did you know employee turnover can be as much as 50% in the first 18 months of employment? This blog covers the easy, cost-effective, and legal solution — post offer employment testing!
Do you perform functional capacity evaluations? While research tells us that none are completely valid and reliable, some are better than others. Read more to learn the components and fundamentals of FCE Peer Reviews.
What do attorneys look for in functional capacity evaluations? OccuPro's Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, CEAS II, Vice President of Research and Development shares his knowledge on the topic!
How can an Industrial Rehab professional develop a fund of knowledge, build a successful practice, and reach a level of mastery in the field? Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, CEAS II, shares some truths that he has noticed over the years.
Here is a list of seven marketing strategies and how they work or don't work in getting new worker's compensation patients in the door.
When deciding on purchasing functional capacity evaluation (FCE) software there are many pieces to take into consideration. I would suggest having a list of questions so you can compare and decide which FCE system would be best for your clinic.
What do an Athletic Trainer and an Industrial Rehab Program have in common? A lot more then you may think!
As our industry of physical therapy looks to diversify it's patient population and payer mix, we often seek out to develop programs treating the "industrial athlete" or "injured worker" or simply the "work comp patient."
In 2012 workplace injuries accounted for $60 billion in direct medical cost. Of this, ergonomic related injuries were 32.5% of this cost or a total direct medical cost of $20.4 billion dollars. Wow, $20.4 billion in ergonomic related injuries. Yes, billion with a B!
Post offer employment testing has become very popular for companies worldwide. See what the latest trends are for POETs and learn about the tests you can provide to companies in your area.
Functional capacity evaluation equipment should be the least expensive aspect of putting in a FCE testing program. You do not need to spend thousands of dollars on FCE equipment when there are many very good and inexpensive options already on the open market.
Becoming a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator will provide increased recognition as an expert in the field of functional capacity evaluations. How do you become a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator?
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