Congratulations to Kim Cochran, OTRL, CHT, for becoming a WorkWell Prevention & Care provider. Kim is a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist out of our Hartland location and is part of the Advanced Hand Rehab team, a division of Advanced Physical Therapy Center. Becoming a WorkWell Prevention & Care provider means that she is now able to perform functional capacity evaluations (FCE).
The 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, but it also has a flexible design, which can be customized. Included in the FCE is a job specific format where we can clearly identify whether a client is able to perform the specific critical demands of the job.
Advanced Physical Therapy Center has chosen to be a WorkWell provider, because the system they created is researched and evidence based with an international team of researchers dedicated to best practice. WorkWell developed the “Kinesiophysical” method, which has been recommended world-wide. The Kinesiophysical method 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, such as physical and occupational therapists. WorkWell’s FCE also adheres to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) FCE Recommended Practice Guidelines.
If you are a business owner, case manager, or employee in need of a FCE or would like more information about how Kim can help you, please call her at (810) 632-8700 or send an email to Hartland@advpt.com.
Advanced Physical Therapy Center and Advanced Hand Rehab have several locations that provide workplace solutions for you, your clients or employees.
These services include:
- Free consultations
- Prework screening
- Disability screening
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Work conditioning programs
- Ergonomic assessments
Available in our Flint location (810) 732-8400 / Flint@advpt.com and our Grand Blanc location (810) 695-8700 / Grandblanc@advpt.com.