Functional Capacity Evaluation
Staff members are certified in the California Functional Capacity Protocol, an objective evaluation used to determine the patient’s readiness for work and other specific activities. It has been designed to be a safe, reliable, valid and practical test of lifting capacity and ability to return to work for patients with spine or extremity problems.
Patients that suffer from work-related injuries may meet the treatment goals of physical therapy but cannot return to work due to deconditioning (being out of shape).
Work conditioning programs, which often simulate the demands of a given job description, are designed to help patients with the following:
- Recover their strength
- Improve endurance
- Increase flexibility & mobility
- Improve cardiorespiratory fitnes
- Personalized interventions are also provided to decrease the odds of re-injury upon return work
Typically, these programs consist of personalized, full-body, intensive training with a focus on the activities that are similar to the physical demands required by a particular category of employment.
To learn more about our work conditioning program, please give us a call.