Work fit assessments are designed to assess a workers physical suitability to a role and identify associated risk factors.
The assessment is job specific.
All assessments use valid and reliable outcome measures which are translated into clear and objective reports that can be used to identify injury risk and provide strategies to overcome injury risk.
Types of work fit assessments include: –
Pre employment assessment – pre employment functional capacity evaluation can predict longer term risk of musculoskeletal disease (SPINE Vol38, No. 25 pp 2208-2215)
Return to Work Assessment – can assist the DR in providing work restrictions. Can assess suitability for pre injury duties.
Functional Capacity Assessment – can identify the necessity for additional treatment e.g work conditioning, psychological support. Can identify a workers physical capabilities. Can assist with re-deployment
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