The ultimate goal for any injured worker and their employer is returning to work. The results of an FCE could affect the workers disability rating, and the number of benefits or lump sum they receive in a disability claim in the unfortunate event that they cannot return to work. It may also affect their ability to obtain future employment in their chosen occupation. The right FCE tool could be the difference in making or breaking any company’s productivity!
The ErgoScience physical work performance course features the research-validated Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) by ErgoScience delivered over three days by Andy Mills, renowned healthcare consultant from the UK. During the workshop, you will get the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned via case examples. Training in ErgoScience’s FCE provides you with the skill set for the effective application of ErgoScience’s unique patented 3-in-1 scoring system – which mitigates subjective opinion and clinical guesswork. You will also learn efficient creation of user-friendly summary reports with ErgoScience’s Report Generating Software that are proven to be defensible.
This course is extremely useful to all Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapists and Biokinetics. As you know, the role of the FCE is increasing as employers and insurers rely on them more and more for making guided decisions about workers with disability. It is therefore so important for you, the FCE assessor to have the best standardized evaluation tool at your fingertips! ErgoScience’s time saving FCE tool adds so much to your practice, giving you the time also to create treatment programmes, measure patient’s capabilities BEFORE and AFTER rehab and even make changes to patient care plans.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a comprehensive battery of performance-based tests that is used commonly to determine ability for work, activities of daily living or leisure activities. An FCE is a detailed examination and evaluation that objectively measures the evaluee’s current level of function. Measurements of function from an FCE are used to make return-to-work (activity) decisions, disability determinations or to design rehabilitation plans. An FCE measures the ability of an individual to perform functional or work-related tasks and predicts the potential to sustain these tasks over a defined time frame. This supports tertiary prevention by preventing needless disability or activity restrictions.*
*GUIDELINES: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY: EVALUATING FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY BOD 10-08-01-01 [Retitled: Occupational Health Guidelines: Evaluating Functional Capacity, Amended BOD G11-01-07-11;BOD 03-01-16-54; BOD 03-00-25-60; BOD 11-97-16-53]
The ErgoScience FCE is the only research-developed and fully validated measurement tool available to accurately and objectively measure an individual’s physical capabilities. Our patented scoring system takes clinical guesswork out of determining an overall level of work, projecting performance for an 8-hour day and determining sincerity-of-effort. ErgoScience FCEs can only be performed by health professionals who have completed a training course consisting of 24 hours of instruction, and have demonstrated their competency by passing a series of examinations.
ErgoScience has one of the largest clinic networks in the industry, comprised of over 850 clinics, located both domestically in the U.S. and internationally. Interested in purchasing a license to perform the ErgoScience FCE? Currently, ErgoScience offers two systems, depending up whether you want to focus exclusively on FCE or if you want to engage in job analysis and post-offer screening as well.
- Enhance their understanding and knowledge of functional capacity evaluations (FCE) and how to perform them correctly and effectively.
- Learn new techniques and methods for assessing and treating patients with various conditions and disabilities.
- Gain hands-on experience and practical skills through practical workshops and case studies.
- Network with other occupational therapists and experts in the field.
- Improve their ability to make accurate and reliable work-related decisions for their patients.
- Increase their employability by obtaining an internationally recognized certification in FCE.
- Keep up-to-date with the latest advances and best practices in the field of occupational therapy and FCE.
- Improve the quality of care they can provide to patients and help them to return to work sooner.
- Attract more work opportunities