IPCS™ – a leader in pre-employment physical testing and return to work Physical Capability Evaluations (PCE™) as well as Physical Strength Risk Assessments (PSRA™) – allows for placement of a healthier worker into physically demanding jobs, impacting your bottom line:
As a conscientious employer, you need to ensure your workers’ functional ability and/or readiness to return to their jobs after an injury. IPCS can analyze their muscle groups via isokinetic muscle testing to make certain they are able to meet the physical demands of their position. Our isokinetic evaluation is the safest way to determine physical capability. During our unique evaluation, our muscle testing machines generate objective data in the form of a picture, which is then interpreted to determine if your employee can safely do his or her job.
The IPCS PCE™ pre-or post-job offer evaluations have proven to be effective, reducing the incidence and severity of injuries to the shoulders, low back and knees and in many cases all types of injury prevention. Matching the worker to the job through individualized screening significantly reduces occupational injuries and associated costs. And the IPCS PCE™ program is both EEOC and ADA compliant.
Most workers experience occupational injuries (either initially or re-occurring) on the job for two reasons:
Matching the physical capability of the worker to the physical demands of the job will substantially reduce soft tissue injuries. If an injury does occur, it is usually a first aid type of injury.
When a worker is mismatched and suffers an injury on the job, more than likely it is because the worker could not meet the physical demands of the job. If this worker returns to this same job, the injury will keep occurring and be more severe and more costly.
A rehab program that emphasizes sports medicine and whole body reconditioning will minimize the probability of re-injury.
The IPCS PSRA, a unique wellness offering, can have an impact on an individual’s health within your incumbent workforce, as well as on a company’s bottom line. The PSRA puts your employees on track to a healthier, more productive lifestyle through educational materials and information for building an individualized strength training program. These combined ultimately help to reduce obesity and increase muscle strength and functionality. As a result, your company’s injury and disease claims can be reduced significantly.
The PSRA, or IPCS strength test, assists the employee by confidentially reporting to them detailed information about their body strength, symmetry, joint stability, BMI, and possible health risk level. The information can then be relayed to a certified wellness professional or trainer who can assist the individual in setting up a personalized training or injury prevention program to address their areas of weakness and enhance their strengths.
In addition to the detailed report received by each individual who takes the PSRA, the employer can expect to receive a customized aggregate report which helps you determine how your employees measure up.