Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
FCE is a comprehensive functional test designed to objectively measure the maximum safe functional abilities of a client across a broad range of physical capabilities for recommendations for return to work/other activities and activities of daily living. The FCE is standardized with a flexible design which can be customized. With our Job Specific format, a functional test is designed to test Job Specific tasks. A Job Match Grid clearly identifies whether a client is able to perform the specific critical demands of the job. The FCE includes a 1-day 3 hour full body CORE FCE, UE (upper extremity), LE (lower extremity), 2-part FCE, as well as additional formats.The WorkWell FCE is research/evidence based, with an international team of researchers dedicated to best practice. Please contact us for a Research compendium.
WorkWell developed the “Kinesiophysical” method which has been recommended world-wide. The kinesiophysical approach is based on physical movement and uses objective scoring criteria. WorkWell Systems identified criteria related to physiologic effort level for all activities included in the FCE. Effort level is based on physiologic criteria that is observed and documented during performance. Physical musculoskeletal and physiologic findings are correlated with functional abilities and limitations to explain limitations as well as identify solutions. The kinesiophysical approach utilizes the medical/kinesiological knowledge of specific professionals, physical and occupational therapists. WorkWell’s FCE adheres to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) FCE Recommended Practice Guidelines. It is performed by PTs and OTs and is considered an evaluation.
Functional Job Analysis/Functional Job Descriptions (FJA/FJD)
Functional Job Analysis is a comprehensive, structured process of identifying and evaluating the physical aspects of work. FJA is the foundation for developing an effective work injury/illness prevention and management process. The FJA involves analyzing the employee, the work and the worksite. The WorkWell FJA objectively quantifies, measures and categorizes the active components of the job including the required movements, functions, forces, actions, and postures. One of the principal outcomes of FJA is to create a Functional Job Description (FJD). A FJD is used for developing goal oriented rehab programs including work hardening and conditioning; making return to work decisions including vocational training and placement; and designing PreWork Screens and return to work screens.
PreWork Screens (PWS) and WorkFIT Return to Work Screens
WorkWell’s PWS and WorkFIT screens are functional tests to determine an individual’s ability to safely perform the physical requirements of a specific job. The PWS is used at time of hire, post offer/pre-hire. A WorkFIT screen is used to determine an injured employee’s ability to return to work following an injury or illness.
Recently an esteemed validation consultant to one of the largest beverage distribution companies in the USA chose WorkWell. He found WorkWell methodology to be one of the most compliant with ADAAA and OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program) regulations.
Work Rehab (WR)
WorkWell’s WR program includes both Work Hardening and Work Conditioning, and is an individualized program of total body conditioning and work simulation that is goal driven by an individual’s specific job duties. The program addresses the physical, functional, behavioral and vocational needs of the injured employee by integrating components of work simulation, physical reconditioning, aerobic training, education and safety.