2022 Webinar Series

Workers' Compensation
Emerging Trends

Meet and Hear From the Authors of “Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists” – Session 1 – Intake and Evaluation

Watch part 1 of a 3-part series where we hear from three of the authors of the Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists. Join Lorena P. Payne, PT, MPA, OCS, Lori Deal, PT, DPT and Michelle Despres, PT, as they present their findings in their published work comp clinical practice guidelines that were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. This first webinar will focus on the intake and evaluation during a Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation program and rehabilitating a patient.

Meet and Hear From the Authors of “Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists” – Session 2 – Intervention and Treatment

Watch part 2 of a 3-part series where we hear from three of the authors of the Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists. Join Lorena P. Payne, PT, MPA, OCS, Lori Deal, PT, DPT and Michelle Despres, PT, as they present their findings in their published work comp clinical practice guidelines that were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. This second webinar will focus on treatment and interventions when treating a Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation patient.

Meet and Hear From the Authors of “Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists” – Session 3 – Practical Workers' Comp Evaluation and Treatment Applications

Watch part 3 of a 3-part series where we hear from three of the authors of the Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists. Join Lorena P. Payne, PT, MPA, OCS, Lori Deal, PT, DPT and Michelle Despres, PT, as they present their findings in their published work comp clinical practice guidelines that were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. This third webinar will focus on practical applications you can implement today when working with a Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation patient.

A Safety Directors Take On Today’s Post Offer Employment Testing and Injury Prevention Programs

June 23, 2022 – 12:00 PM CST

Join OccuPro for this exciting webinar where we will hear from OccuPro’s Team Lead, Injury Elimination Specialist, Tom Rothery, and Associated Wholesale Grocers’ EHS Manager, Ken Foerster, as they discuss the trends employers are tackling regarding Pre-Employment Testing and Injury Prevention programs. Associated Wholesale Grocers utilizes both programs across the country to reduce their work comp exposure and keep their employees safe and healthy.

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Presenters

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Tom Rothery, MS, OTR/L, CFCE

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Ken Foerster

Managing the COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Patient in a Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Conditioning Program

July 12, 2022 – 12:00 PM CST

Join OccuPro for a deep dive into how post COVID challenges are affecting Functional Capacity Evaluations, Workers' Compensation treatment, and work conditioning/hardening programs. Paige Shafer, MS, OTR/L, CFCE, CEAS-II, will use her 20 years of experience to present the latest findings and recommendations associated with post COVID return-to-work rehabilitation.

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Paige Shafer, MS, OTR/L, CFCE, CEAS

BREAKING NEWS!

Recent Changes to the United States Department of Labor Physical Demand Categories

September 27, 2022 – 12:00 PM CST

In 2021, the United States Department of Labor made changes to the Physical Demand Categories which they updated the Strength Requirement Levels. This in-turn has changed the Physical Demand Categories commonly referenced in Functional Capacity Evaluations. Join Eric Ahonen, ATC/L, CFCE, as he discusses these recent changes.

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Eric Ahonen, ATC, LAT, CFCE

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Understanding an Employers View of Workers’ Compensation From the Perspective of an Insurance Broker

October 11, 2022 – 12:00 PM CST

OccuPro is excited to introduce David Obermann, Risk Management Advisor for Vizance, as he shares his insight to what factors drive costs for employers. We examine how today’s role of safety, prevention, and injury management impact tomorrow’s insurance premiums and costs.

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Steve Ziccarelli

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David Obermann

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Aerobic Testing in a Functional Capacity Evaluation

November 8, 2022 – 12:00 PM CST

Join OccuPro as Jim Mecham, designer and chief architect of OccuPro’s internationally recognized FCE software system, and Steve Allison, Chief Executive Officer at Functional Capacity Experts, discuss methods to incorporate aerobic testing into a Functional Capacity Evaluation.

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Presenters

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Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE

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