May 21, 2019
Tom Rothery, OTR, CFCE
Team Lead – Injury Elimination Specialist
Tom Rothery, OTR, CFCE, breaks down ergonomics – the study of designing equipment, devices, and processes that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities.
Apr 11, 2019
Paige Shafer, MS, OTR/L, CFCE, CEAS
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.
Mar 07, 2019
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.
Aug 10, 2017
Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
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.
Apr 03, 2017
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.
Jan 26, 2017
Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, CEAS II
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.
Nov 01, 2016
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!
Sep 08, 2016
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).
Aug 11, 2016
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.
Aug 01, 2016
Did you know employee turnover can be as much as 50% in the first 18 months of employment? Vic Zuccarello’s blog covers the easy, cost-effective, and legal solution — post offer employment testing!
Jun 14, 2016
Do you perform FCEs? 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.
Mar 17, 2016
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!
Feb 22, 2016
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, Vice President of Research and Development, would like to share some fundamental truths that he has noticed over the years.
Aug 10, 2015
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.
Jun 12, 2015
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.
May 08, 2015
Eric Ahonen, ATC, LAT, CFCE
What do an Athletic Trainer and an Industrial Rehab Program have in common? A lot more then you may think!
Apr 17, 2015
Carmelo D. Tenuta, DPT
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."
Mar 13, 2015
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!
Jun 24, 2014
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.
May 07, 2013
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.
Feb 28, 2013
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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