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Functional Capacity Evaluation
Our Functional Capacity Evaluation uses the internationally recognized Isernhagen Work Systems program as its cornerstone. The Isernhagen has had worldwide success 'In returning people to work and keeping them safe'. This system was developed by Isernhagen & Associates, Inc., a Duluth, Minnesota firm seeking to lower the risk of worker injury and its associated costs. This program allows us to offer the experience of an internationally successful rehabilitation program within our primary service area.
The Isernhagen Work Systems (IWS)
Functional Capacity Evaluation is a physical test
designed to measure an injured worker's abilities and
then match those abilities to the specific tasks of a
certain job. This is accomplished by having a worker
perform various activities that simulate on-the-job
work. The test, which combines the highest level of
safety with objective findings, is a significant aid
in developing an effective return-to-work program for
an injured worker.
The IWS Functional Capacity Evaluation at Northeast is a comprehensive and standardized two-day evaluation which defines a clients functional and physical abilities. This six hour evaluation measures maximum objective strength, determines a worker's tolerance levels to specific activities and describes those tasks that a worker could safely perform in an eight-hour day.
The goal of our Functional Capacity Evaluation is to provide the individual, physician and employer with objective information for formulating a safe and appropriate return to work plan. Based on the individual's performance, recommendations are made regarding return to work, including any job modifications, or the need for continued rehabilitative services. When an individual does not have a job to return to, guidelines will be determined to assist in the search for vocational options.
What Testing is Included?
IWS FCE's outcome studies have shown:
Last Updated: 03/07/01 | ©2000 Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network