Industrial Rehab

The “Six W’s” of Functional Baseline Testing

The “Six W’s” of Functional Baseline Testing Functional Baseline Testing is a method by which Physical and Occupational Therapists may address functional activities with workers’ compensation patients. This testing and treatment process will enable the therapist to provide an alternative … Continue reading

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The “Six Ws” of Post-Offer Pre-Employment Testing

Post-Offer Employment Testing is a method by which healthcare professionals may screen new-hire candidates for the ability to perform the essential functions of a job while also screening for pre-existing medical conditions or injuries. This type of testing is preceded … Continue reading

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Ask The Back School: Weight Limits for Wheel Chair Transfers

Time for another entry in our Ask The Back School series where our team of instructors and industry experts respond to questions submitted by our former Back Scholars. We were contacted by a company that wants us to do post … Continue reading

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The “Six Ws” of Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a method by which Physical and Occupational Therapists may assess fo abilities and limitations while also assessing for behavioral obstacles that may be interfering with return to normal activity. Typically done with workers’ compensation patients, … Continue reading

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The “Six Ws” of Functional Baseline Testing

Functional Baseline Testing (FBT) is a method by which Physical and Occupational Therapists may address functional activities with workers’ compensation patients.  This testing and treatment process will enable the therapist to provide an alternative to Work Hardening Therapy, a program … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure Testing for Return to Work Screenings

We often get questions from former students seeking advice or research that directly relates to their chosen profession. Recently we received a great Industrial Rehab/Physical Demands oriented question from a former student. I was wondering if you had any information … Continue reading

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Bio-Ergonomics© Industrial Rehabilitation Education Offered Through The Back School

Several years ago, the die seemed cast by other education systems offering an inefficient and very expensive education model. The Back School decided not to take this approach. Three, four, or five day courses with extra charges required for equipment, … Continue reading

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The Biopsychosocial Interview

The patient interview is the foundation of medical care.  Lipkin, et al (1995), reports that physicians conduct a mean of 120,000 to 160,000 interviews in a practice lifetime.  Physical or Occupational Therapists also conduct interviews before initiating a treatment program.  … Continue reading

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Billing Rates For Ergonomics Assessments

There are a number of ways that you may bill for Ergonomics Assessments. Always be CONSISTENT in the way you price services for clients. If not, they may discuss the discrepancy and it can cost you business. If you bill … Continue reading

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Tips for dealing with Aching Computer Pains

Do you suffer from neck pain and fatigue? Is your neck tired after periods of time spent at the computer? For people who spend a great deal of time using computers, neck pain is a common problem. Neck pain is … Continue reading

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