At Highline Physical Therapy, we offer comprehensive industrial rehabilitation and return to work programs to help employees get back to work safely. We focus on education in body mechanics, job simulation, and symptom management to help patients return to daily activities that are often affected by the injury. We offer Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Site Analysis and more.
This program is for people who have been unable to return to work for 1-6 months after an on the job injury and now need a closely supervised return-to-work reconditioning program. This is a 2 hours per day program that lasts from 4 to 8 weeks. Our physical and occupational therapists will provide strength and endurance training, job simulation tasks and job specific education to prevent re-injury.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)
FCEs are performance-based tests designed to provide specific information on how well a worker can perform job functions. It is frequently used to determine when an injured worker should enroll in a work conditioning or work hardening program and when it is safe to return to work.
This one day, 3 hour test will:
- Clarify functional abilities and limitations
- Record behavioral factors including effort and exertion
- Provide recommendations regarding light duty or modified work
- Assist with making disability determinations