- are in need of return to work planning
- work modification suggestions
- legal interpretation of the impact of injury and/or recommendations regarding ongoing rehabilitation
What Sets Us Apart
At Collegiate Sports Medicine we have a collaborative approach to our Return to Work Programs & Functional Capacity Evaluations. We have a team of Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists and Kinesiologists working together to gain insight into each client’s injury and the effect it has had on them.
- Our Return to Work Programs are created specifically for each individual client & mimic a typical work day.
- Our FCE’s go beyond assessing function and ascertain the reasons for the functional limitation.
“We have a team of Athletic therapists, Physiotherapists & Kinesiologists working together to gain insight into each client’s injury and the effect it has had on them.”
What is a Return to Work Program?
For Your Appointment
- Wear comfortable clothes: bring running shoes, wear shorts and a t-shirt and any adaptive aids (eg. knee brace) currently used.
- Do not change medical regimen prior to testing.
- No caffeine or cigarettes one hour prior to testing.
- Bring a light snack and water bottle as testing will go for 3 hours.
For more information or to schedule a program please contact us using the below form and we will get back to you within 1 business day. Or call the clinic and ask to speak to our Disability Management Coordinator. 403-314-4458 (ext. 3)
What Is A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)?
FCE’s provide objective information about your current abilities to perform work tasks and activities of daily living. These tasks include activities such as lifting, pushing and pulling, repetitive tasks for the upper extremities, precision tasks such as finger dexterity, and postural tolerances such as sitting, standing and walking. Standardized measures of consistency of effort and symptom report are incorporated into the assessment protocol. The FCE comes with a comprehensive report with specific recommendations in one or more of the following areas:
FCE’s are generally requested by worker’s compensation boards, insurance companies, employers, or lawyers.
Collegiate Sports Medicine has partnered with Metriks for its Functional Capacity Evaluation Software & Equipment. Metriks is known for it’s more time efficient method that results in cost savings and is equally thorough. The Metriks FCE protocol is based on peer-reviewed published research, including research published in the American Medical Association Guides to Impairment to new research at Sheridan College.
What is Included:
Our FCE & Workplace Evaluations Available in Red Deer
What You Can Expect:
- Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling capacity.
- Reaching, handling and fine motor manipulation.
- Hand strength and dexterity.
- Medium and fine motor dexterity.
- Climbing and balancing.
- Sitting, standing and walking.
- Work in various awkward body postures (stooping, kneeling, crouching, and bending).