GSC Therapy uses the J Tech computerized evaluation system.
Objective data that compares a patient’s ability to job functions for return to work, disability or post personal injury can assist physicians, attorneys and vocational consultants to create impairment ratings, disability determination or work restrictions.
GSC Therapy offers cash pay services in addition to insurance billing. Reports are comprehensive and are completed within 2 days of the evaluation.
Functional capacity evaluation, also known as FCE, is a process used to evaluate the individual’s capacity to perform certain work activities in relation to his or her employment. In FCE, the health status and body functions and structures are evaluated to determine if the individual can meet the demands of the job and is fit to work in a particular environment. In other words, FCE is used to evaluate the individual’s capacity and ability to participate in work. This does not, however, mean that other daily living activities may no longer be evaluated.
Traditionally speaking, FCE is only focused on measuring one’s ability to meet the physical demands of a particular job. However, over the decades, things have changed. Now, FCEs include evaluation of the cognitive demands of a job. Well-designed FCEs now consist of battery of standardized assessments, including performance-based results and the predicative value of the person’s return to work. Furthermore, an FCE must be administered to secure the client’s well-being and safety.
What Is FCE Used For?
Basically, FCE is used to evaluate the overall capacity and fitness of a person to perform activities in a specific work environment.
But this is not all that it is used for. FCEs are also helpful in the determining and assessing the following:
- Disability status of the person.
- The compensation case settlement of the worker.
- Readiness for discharge planning.
- Ability status of the worker for vocational rehabilitation.
- Ability of the person to safely return to work.
- Ability to meet the demands of the job as part of the hiring process.
- Ability to meet the demands of other daily living activities.
Who Can Benefit From FCE?
Primarily, FCE is for individuals who have been injured while on the job and are now interested to return to work.
Others also benefit from functional capacity evaluations. These include, but not limited to, the following:
- Those applying for social security benefits.
- Those seeking to volunteer for certain activities after an illness or injury.
- Individuals who have been through a catastrophic accident and want to assess their skills and abilities to resume their work or to find a new one.
- Individuals seeking vocational rehabilitation work.
- Students applying for a job which requires an assessment of their physical and cognitive capacity to perform such job.
Occupational therapists play an important role in conducting functional capacity evaluation. These professionals have the necessary training and background to analyze the necessary components in determining the capacity of the individuals to perform certain tasks at work. These therapists have the unique knowledge and skills to fully understand and evaluate the various factors necessary in matching the physical and mental capacity of the individual to the demands of the job. These are dynamic and complex interactions involved between the person and the work environment. And such requires the expertise of professionals like occupational therapists.
Occupational Therapists and FCE
When it comes to experienced occupational therapists, you can never go wrong with GSC Therapy. We don’t only have occupational therapists, but we also co-work with other professionals who also play a vital role in conducting FCE.
Here at GSC, we use JTech computerized evaluation system. This innovative system allows us to accurately compare a patient’s ability to job functions for return to work. Based on the data we gather from the evaluation, we can determine the various factors regarding the individual’s capacity to work and ability to perform work in a specific environment. Our data can also assists vocational consultants, attorneys and physicians to create work restrictions, disability determination or impairment ratings.
On top of these, GSC Therapy also offers cash pay services aside from our insurance billing. Reports are comprehensive and are completed within two days of the evaluation.
Choose GSC Therapy
GSC Therapy provides ergonomic evaluation services to identify equipment and postures that may assist with reduction of symptoms and improvement of productivity. Our highly trained staff travels to the workplace or to a home office and provides a comprehensive report of the findings, resources for recommendations and stretches to assist with posture.