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High Blood Pressure – How High is Too High?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 3 people in the US has High Blood Pressure (HBP), and about 20% of these people…

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What is an FCE?

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is ordered when a doctor is looking for a snapshot of what a person can do functionally at that point…

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When is a Work Conditioning Program Used?

Work conditioning is a comprehensive program that focuses on the whole body, not just the area of injury. For example, when a worker attends physical…

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Post Offer Employment Testing

When hiring new workers, employers have the ADA, the EEOC, and all these different agencies that regulate who they can hire, how they should hire…

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What is Fit for Duty Testing?

According to OSHA, fit for duty means that an individual is in a physical, mental, and emotional state which enables the employee to perform the…

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AMA Guidelines for Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)

In 2009 the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations, the authors define FCE as…

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The Benefits of a Functional Capacity Evaluation Test (FCE)

A Functional Capacity Evaluation Test (FCE) is a three to four-hour testing process that provides a snapshot of what a person can do at the…

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How We Can Help Transform Injured Workers Into Returned Employees

Physical therapy is often prescribed 2-3 days per week, but physical therapy alone is not conducive to conditioning someone to return to work. That is…

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Stretching at Work

There are five components of fitness: cardiovascular performance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. Improving flexibility through stretching is an important preparatory activity…

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