When an injured employee is out on disability or workers’ comp leave, you want him back on the job as quickly as possible. But bring him back too soon and he could re-injure himself—causing the expensive, frustrating cycle to start over again.
Many companies rely on Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) testing to determine readiness to return to work. The problem is, despite their widespread acceptance, FCEs can’t provide the details of muscle function. These tests often miss muscle weaknesses that can leave an employee vulnerable physically—and his employer vulnerable financially.
At IPCS, we provide a better way to test for readiness to return to work—especially in the case of shoulder and knee injuries, which account for some 40 to 45 percent of all disability/workers’ comp dollars spent.