Work conditioning programs primarily consist of physical conditioning, injury prevention, and wellness education designed to return the client to his / her previous employment. Work Conditioning provides coordinated and outcomes-oriented services in an outpatient setting. Sessions are supervised by a single provider and typically operate on a 2-4 hour / day basis, 2-5 days a week for up to 6 weeks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS / POST-EMPLOYMENT OFFER
A Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is a systematic procedure to quantify and evaluate all of the physical and environmental demand components of all essential and non-essential tasks of a job to avoid placing an individual in a position that would potentially put them at risk for injury. The purpose of the PDA is to ensure new employees or employees with special needs are placed in positions where they are physically capable of completing the assigned work.
FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an evaluation of the person’s ability to perform the physical demands of work in a safe environment. A FCE typically requires 4-6 hours of client testing. It may extend beyond 6 hours or 2 days to further quantify the ability to the client to sustain the work tasks over a regular work schedule. The length of the FCE is dependent upon:
- the complexity of the illness or injury and the residual impairments
- the availability of clearly defined, work related physical demands
SSI Functional Capacity Evaluations are also available.