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WHAT IS A FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION (F.C.E.)?

What Is A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)?

article by David Raptosh, MA, OTR/L, Regional Director of WorkStrategies, Select Physical Therapy, First Choice Rehabilitation, and NovaCare Rehabilitation

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an objective, systematic process of identifying and assessing an individual’s ability to physically function in relation to work and in the performance of activities of daily living (ADL’s). The FCE solution based approach is used to determine “What the individual can safely do,” and to identify the person’s “current ability level” for a successful return to gainful employment or to establish a baseline level of function. The FCE is typically a 4 hour evaluation that will assess material handling (lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling) and positional tolerance levels (sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, object handling, fingering, simple/firm grasping and fine/gross hand manipulation. Job specific testing will also be incorporated into the evaluation to determine safe work performance and work tolerance.

Workers’ Compensation: After a work related injury, the FCE can be used to objectively determine the individual’s physical demand level and work capacity. The objective, functional information is useful to assist the physician, medical team, case manager, employer and attorney when developing an appropriate plan of care that eventually can lead to closure of the case. An FCE has been successfully used during the rehabilitation treatment process to identify the individual’s current, safe level of functioning and to promote a positive treatment progression. An objective classification of the individual’s abilities can be compared to the job position physical demands and work levels for return to full-time or part-time employment. If the individual is unable to return to work in a full-time or full-duty capacity, then modified work hours and modified work duties can be an appropriate alternative to justify a successful return to work plan. The FCE is used to establish a final, objective physical demand level when the physician determines maximal medical improvement (MMI). Temporary or permanent work restrictions can be identified for safe, future functioning.

Short and Long Term Disability cases utilize a Functional Capacity Evaluation to determine the individual’s ability to perform either their “Own Occupation” or identify if the person is capable of functioning at a level for “Any Occupation.” Short and long term disability is a wage replacement policy. Short-term disability provides an income for the early part of a disability, which may be from two weeks to two years. Long-term disability helps replace income for an extended period of time, usually from two to five years or when the disabled person turns 65 years of age. The claimant must demonstrate that they are unable to perform their own occupation or any occupation, based on the wording of their policy. The objective information and documentation provided by a FCE is necessary for an effective disability claim management process.

Insurance: FCE’s can be used in conjunction with the insurance claim process. The claim investigation can be accelerated by the early determination of functional performance and work related information. Auto and personal liability cases can benefit from the objective and functional documentation provided by the FCE. Many cases of this type have a legal representation; therefore, objective documentation of functional performance and work related function, ability or a lack of ability, and consistency are essential for case settlement.

In summary, a Functional Capacity Evaluation can provide objective documentation that will eliminate the “guess work” out of determining if the individual can return to their job position, perform full or modified duty work or if they are capable of functioning at an any occupation level. The FCE can be used either during a rehabilitation program for effective and successful return to work planning or when the case has reached a maximal medical improvement (MMI). ******

David Raptosh is a Board Certified Occupational Therapist that performs F.C.E.s in the Harrisburg area and can provide expert testiomy. When there is a dispute between the treating doctor and the I.M.E. doctor as to an injured workers’ restrictions and capabilites, we, at calhoon & assocites, will often have Dave perform an objective F.C.E. to support the treating doctor and to help prove that the subjective opinion of the opposition’s physician is wrong. His reports are very large, detailed and easy to follow with colored charts. They are impressive compared to a one page check list of restritions attached to an I.M.E. report and are very useful in a termination, suspension or modification petition.

DavidRaptosh, MA, OTR/L
Select Medical Physical Therapy
4800LinglcstownRoad, Suite 102
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 717-652-8511 Fax: 717-412-1596
Email: DRaptosh6&HO.NovaCarc.com
Regional Director of Work Strategies – Select Medical Physical
Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Kessler Rehabilitation
Board Certified/ Registered OccupationalTherapist/ Licensed
Occupational Therapy ExpertWitness
Peer Review Specialist
Portage AreaHighSchool, Portage, PA
Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA. Associate Degree,
Occupational Therapy, COTA.
Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus,
Monroeville, PA. Pre-requisite course work.
CollegeMisericordia, Dallas,PA. Bachelors Degree,
Occupational Therapy, OTR/L. Pi Theta Epsilon.
SaintFrancis College, Loretto, PA. Masters Degree,
Human ResourceManagement& Industrial Relations, HRM/IR.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
SaintFrancis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. COTA/L.
Acute/Chronic Psychiatric StaffCertified Occupational Therapy
Assistant Student fieldwork coordinator OTA Program.
Mechanicsburg Rehabilitation Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA.
COTA. Acute/Sub-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. Certified
Occupational TherapyAssistant/Licensed. Student fieldwork
coordinatorOTAProgram.
East Hills Rehabilitation and Fitness Institute, Johnstown, PA.
OTR/L, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Work
Hardening Coordinator/StaffOccupational Therapist. Responsible
for evaluationand treatment ofpatients in the Industrial
Rehabilitation Center. Evaluations consisted ofFunctional
Capacity Evaluation (FCE), Job Site Analysis, Pre/PostOffer
Employment Testing, B-200 Isoinertial BackTesting, Lido Work
Simulator Testing, Employer JobDescription Development, Acute
Orthopedic/Upper Extremity Occupational TherapyEvaluation/
Treatment. Student fieldwork coordinator for OTA Program.
HealthSouth / MechanicsburgRehabilitation System,
Regional WorkPerformance &HandCenter,Wormleysburg, PA.
Registered OccupationalTherapist/Licensed,OTR/L. Work
Hardening Director, Clinical Specialist CARF Work Hardening
Program. Responsible for interdisciplinary team consistingof
physical/occupational therapists, psychology, vocational
rehabilitation, andphysician. Management ofbudget, network
development, educationand Work/Industrial Rehabilitation
Program operations. Student fieldwork coordinatorforOTA and
OTR programs.
Disability Management Associates, Springfield, PA. Occupational
Therapy PeerReview Specialist.
Doctors Review Service, WestDeptford, NJ. Occupational
Therapy Peer Review Specialist
HealthSouth Regional IndustrialRehabilitation, Clinical
Specialist Responsible for coordination of Industrial
Rehabilitation Programs/Clinical Education Northeast Region.
National Implementation/Clinical Services Team. Instructor for
industrial rehabilitation clinical education seminars for
HealthSouth clinicians (Work, Spine, andHand Therapy).
National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy, NBCOT.
ItemWriter TaskForce. Northeast regional itemwriterforboard
certification examination in Occupational Therapy.
American Occupational Therapy Association, AOTA. Conference
Seminar Proposal Peer Review Committee.
HealthSouth WorkPerformanceCenter ofCarlisle,PA.
HealthSouth Mechanicsburg Rehabilitation System,Clinical
Site Coordinator, Registered Occupational Therapist/Licensed,
OTR/L. Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. Responsible for facility
operations, budget, staffing, direction of Physical / Occupational
TherapyRehabilitation. OccupationalTherapy Student Fieldwork
Coordinator. Responsible for development of Industrial Programs
September 1997 including Functional / WorkCapacity Evaluation
(FCE / WCE), On-Sitc Industrial Rehabilitation, consultation
services to Liberty Mutual Insurance PowerProgram for On-Site
Work Evaluation and Rehabilitation, Job Site Analysis, ADA
Accommodation Assessment, Ergonomic Assessment, Industry
Safety and Injury Prevention Consultant, Expert Witness
Consultant.
HealthSouth National Coordinator of Industrial Rehabilitation
Clinical Education, Birmingham, AL. Responsible fornational
industrial rehabilitationclinical education curriculum design,
development of course objectives, training manuals, presentation/
audio-visual materials, courseinstructors, and clinician training.
Developed clinician network in 50 states for Standardized
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). Perform
quality assurance audits on FCE’s to maintainhighestclinical
standards for evaluation services. Provide education services to
Physicians, Insurance Companies, Employers, Insurance Brokerage
and Legal Firms. Developed FCEe-Leaming Education Program.
Regional Director of Evaluation Services, HealthSouth
Corporation. Responsible for evaluation centerdevelopment in the
following states, AK, AZ, CA,CO, DE, HI, IA,ID,MD, MN, ND,
NE, NM,NV, OR, PA, SD, UT, VA, WA,WI, WV, and WY.
Responsible formanagement of Functional Capacity Evaluation
(FCE) program, physician/clinical staffrecruitment, physician and
clinician instruction/training, computerized testing equipment
installation and upgrade, and IME/FCE program quality assurance.
HealthSouth Clinical Career Ladder Advisory Board, Birmingham,
AL.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist III-This
level is designated for theextremelycompetent clinician whohas
demonstrated clinical excellence andleadership. Requirements at
thislevel include a minimum of four years experience in the area
of specialization, additional continuing education, advanced
training or certification, completion of HealthSouth educational
opportunities in theproductline specialty, and evidence of
professional expertise. Individuals at this levelare capable of
programdevelopment, clinical supervision, professional service,
and/or clinical research and teaching.
Director, IndustrialMedicine, East Region – Select Medical
Corporation, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Joyner Sports Medicine
Institute. Responsible for the development and operations of
Workers’ Compensation and Industrial programs, nationalclinical
functional capacityevaluation instructor and evaluator.
Work Strategies Advisory Board, Select Physical Therapy,
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Kessler Rehabilitation.
Regional Director ofWork Strategies – Select Medical
Corporation, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Select Physical Therapy,
Kessler Rehabilitation. Operations and implementation ofall
industrial rehabilitation programs, provide industrial clinical
trainingand education programs, assistwith industrial business
development, perform quality assurance andutilization
management auditingand participatein direct patent care.
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS;
National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) – Certification # 324050
Faculty – Council on Education in Management
Faculty- CEU Institute
Faculty – Pennsylvania BarInstitute
Faculty- Select Medical Corporation – Clinical Education
Faculty – PABureau of Labor&Industry – Bureau ofWorkers’ Compensation
Certified Instructor andEvaluator, EPIC LiftCapacity
Certified Instructor and Evaluator, Advanced Ergonomics Incorporated, Physical Ability Testing
Certified Instructor and Evaluator, BTE Technologies – Functional Capacity Evaluation
Certified Instructor andEvaluator, BTE Technologies – Post Offer Employment Testing
Certified Instructor and Evaluator, WorkWell Systems-PreWork Screening And WorkFit Testing
Certified Instructor and Evaluator, Select Medical Functional Capacity Evaluation
Certified Evaluator, ErgoScience – Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE)
Certified Evaluator, WorkSteps® Employment Testing
Certified Technician, CarFit Program – American Society on Aging, AAA, AARP and AOTA
Clinical Advisory Board – Central Penn College – Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Car Fit Technician – AARP and AAA
PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS & LICENSURE
State of Pennsylvania – Bureauof Professional &Occupational AfEairs – OC-002851-L
Stateof Washington – Department of Labor&Industries -197163
StateofMaryland – Workers’ Compensation Commission – VR5133
American Societyof SafetyEngineers – 010035919
PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL CONTINUING EDUCATION;
Adapted Seating Seminar, Hershey, PA.
Industrial Rehabilitation I, Blankenship, Pittsburgh, PA.
HumanResource Management, Graduate Course, Saint Francis
College, Lorelto, PA.
Workers’Compensation, Graduate Course,Saint Francis College,
Lorelto, PA.
Physical AgentModalities, Current Clinical Concepts,Detroit,MI.
Isostation B-200Course, Isotcchnologies, Hillsborough, NC.
Symptom Magnification Syndrome, Matheson, Pittsburgh, PA.
Pain and Returnto Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Collective Bargaining, Graduate Course, SaintFrancis College,
Loretto, PA.
Historyof American Labor, GraduateCourse, Saint Francis
College, Loretto, PA.
SportsMedicine Approach to Spinal Disorders in theWorkPlace,
Pittsburgh, PA.
LaborEconomics, Graduate Course, Saint Francis College,
Loretto, PA.
Wage&SalaryAdministration, Graduate Course,SaintFrancis
College, Loretto, PA.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation ResidencyProgram,
Richmond, VA.
Advanced Ergonomics Incorporated (AEI), CertifiedErgonomic
Specialist, Dallas, TX.
Employment Discrimination Law,Graduated Course, Saint
Francis College, Loretto, PA.
HumanResource Management/Industrial Relations Research,
Graduate course research, Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA.
LaborLawI, Graduate Course, Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA.
Employment Law, Graduate Course, Saint Francis College,
Loretto, PA.
HealthSouth & Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Power
Program InstructorTraining Seminar, Boston, MA.
Central Pennsylvania Trucking Seminar/Workers’ Compensation,
Carlisle, PA.
Work Injury Management ’98, Innovative Partnerships with
Industry, New Orleans, LA.
Work InjuryManagement ’98, Integrating Physical Demand
Analysis and Job Matching Techniques, New Orleans, LA.
Vemova, Functional Capacity Evaluation and Methods Time
Measurement, Williamsburg, VA.
HanounMedical, Focus Functional Capacity, Denver,CO
Hanoun Eval Net System, Epic Lift Capacity Evaluator
Certification, Denver, CO.
Employment Potential Improvement Corporation, EPIC Lift
Capacity Evaluation, Professional Certification, Leonard
Matheson, Ph.D., University ofWashington, St. Louis, MO.
Kerlan Jobe – HealthSouth CaseManager Conference, Functional
Capacity Evaluation, Los Angeles, CA.
Employment PotentialImprovement Corporation, EPICLift
Capacity, Certified Instructor, Leonard Matheson, Ph.D.,
University ofWashington, St Louis, MO.
PostOffer Employment Testing, MarkDakos, Hanoun
Corporation, NADEP Course#5010, Chicago, JL.
Dale Carnegie Training, Step Up to Leadership, The Supervisor’s
Advantage, Mechanicsburg, PA
Dale Carnegie Training, Leadership Training for Managers,
Mechanicsburg, PA
HIPPA – Building a Privacy Foundation, Harrisburg, PA
On-Site Return to Work Programs, State College, PA
HIPPA SecurityTraining, Select Medical Corp., Harrisburg, PA, 1
contact hour
Documentation Specific Risk Training Module, Select Medical
Corporation, Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact hour
SelectMedical Corporation, Compliance Training Program,
Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact hour
Select Medical Corporation 2006Medicare 10StepsTraining
Program andNPI ApplicationProcess, Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact
hour
Bureau ofWorkers’ Compensation 5th Annual Workers’
Compensation Conference,Harrisburg, PA, 16contacthours
Pennsylvania Self Insurers’ Association Conference- Harrisburg,
PA, 8 contacthours
CEU Institute ~ Issues in Physical Therapy – Clinical Management,
Nationwide Insurance, Instructor, Harrisburg, PA, 1contact hour
CEU Institute – Work Hardening – Nationwide Insurance,
Instructor, Harrisburg, PA, 1contact hour
ErgoScience, Physical Work Performance Evaluation Training,
King ofPrussia, PA, Deborah Lechner, PT, MS, Instructor, 24
contact hours
Select Medical Corporation, Compliance Training Program,
Harrisburg, PA, Online Training, 1 contact hour
Select Medical Corporation, HIPPATraining, Harrisburg, PA,
Online Training, 1 contact hour
50. PA Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chapter 121
Amendments, PA BarAssociation, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2 contact
hours
WorkSteps® Objective Employment Testing Certification,
Philadelphia, PA, 12 contact hours
Select Medical PT/Joyner SportsMedicine Institute, Vestibular
Training Overview and Hands-OnTraining, Jamie Fiorenza,
MSPT, Harrisburg, PA, 5 contact hours
Pennsylvania Bureau ofWorkers’ Compensation 7th Annual
Workers’ Compensation Conference, Hershey, PA, 8 contact hours
WorkNet Occupational Medicine, Aging Workforce, DavidFrank,
MDand James Devine, Esquire, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2 contact
hours
Nationwide Insurance, Acupuncture andChronic Pain, CEU
Institute, David Frank, MD, Harrisburg, PA, 1contacthour
Nationwide Insurance, Diagnostic Testing: Traumatic versus Pre
existing, Bruce Goodman,MD, Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact hour
AMA Guides to the Evaluation ofPermanent Impairment,
Masteringthe New Sixth Edition, Chicago, IL, 16 contact hours
Select Medical OnlineTraining, HIPAA Re-Certification and
Compliance Training Re-Certification,Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact
hour
Nationwide Insurance, DegenerativeDisease from Acute Trauma,
Bruce Goodman, MD,Harrisburg, PA, 1contact hour
Nationwide Insurance, MRSA- Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus,
Bobbi Bradford, FACHE, RN, Harrisburg, PA 1contacthour
Accommodations in the Post Offer Process, James Rochester, MD
andJames Devine, Attorney, Lancaster, PA, 3 contacthours
Select Medical OnlineTraining, Federal Program Guidelines for
Support Staff, Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact hour
Impairment Rating, AMAGuides to die 5lh Edition, Zach Sutton,
DPT, Web Ex Presentation, Richmond, VA, 30 minutes.
PennsylvaniaLabor& Industry,Worker’s Compensation Seminar,
Judges Unplugged, Pain – Acute, Sub-Acute and ChronicPain,
Legal Updates, Hershey, PA, 12contact hours
Select Medical Online Training,Compliance Awareness Training,
Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact hour
Select Medical OnlineTraining, HIPAA Awareness,Harrisburg,
PA, 1 contact how-
Select Medical OnlineTraining, OSHA Safety Training,
Harrisburg, PA, 1contact hour
AmericanSocietyof Hand Therapy/Select Medical Outpatient
Division, CurrentConcepts in the Management ofUpper Limb
Pathology, Philadelphia, PA, 11.5 contact hours
Corvel/Northeastem Rehabilitation Associates,Testing and
Treatment- Michael Wolk, MD, Assessing Injury Causation -
TimothyG.Joganich, MS, CHFP, Updates in CaseLaw- Joseph
Patterson, Esquire, Harrisburg, PA 3.5 contacthours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, The Elbow – Evaluation and Treatment,
Alan, Evans, PT,MOMT, MCSP, Philadelphia, PA 14contact
hours
SelectMedical, 2011 WorkStrategies Symposium, TonyViggiano,
Med.,ATC, CSCS,SteveClark,OT, David Hoyle,MA,PT,OCS,
MTC,AnneMarciniak, PT, BrianPeters,ElizabethPetty, David
Raptosh, MA, OTR/L, Chris Throckmorton, PT, Orlando, FL, 14
contact hours.
Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania, Building Bridges – Spine
Surgery andthe Pathological Problems Associated with the
Cervical Spine, Workers’ Compensation, BrettHiinmelwright,
D.O., CampHill, PA, #790002961, 1 contact hour
Select Medical, 2012 Outpatient Documentation/Coding Training,
Harrisburg, PA, 1 contacthour
Arlington Orthopedic / SelectPhysical Therapy, Workers’
Compensation Symposium, Harrisburg, PA, 5 ContactHours
CarFit Technician Certification Training, Osteopathic Hospital -
HelenR. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, 4
contact hours
SelectMedical, TheBasics of Performance Coaching: A
Workshop for Supervisors and Managers, Mechanicsburg, PA, 4
contact hours
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING- CLINICAL INSTRUCTION:
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills III, Instructor,
Job Task Analysis,Job Site Analysis, On-Site Industrial
Rehabilitation, Managed Care, Albuquerque, NM
Job Specific BodyMechanics, Quaker Oats Company, Instructor,
CampHill,PA.
HealthSouthIndustrial Rehabilitation Skills I & II,
Functional Capacity Evaluation andReturnto WorkPrograms,
Instructor, Edison, NJ.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills EI, Industrial
Outreach, Instructor, Mechanicsburg,PA.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills III, Industrial
Outreach, Instructor, Albuquerque, NM.
Ergonomics Trainer Education, Capital Blue Cross, Instructor,
Job Specific Body Mechanics/Injury Prevention, Square D
Company, Instructor, Mechanicsburg, PA.
HealthSouth Claims Communicator, Functional Capacity
Evaluation and Return to Work, Presenter, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Job SpecificBody Mechanics/Injury Prevention, Waste
Management of Central PA, Instructor, Camp Hill, PA.
HealthSouth Industrial RehabilitationSkills I, Functional
Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Birmingham, AL.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I& n,
Functional Capacity Evaluation and Return to Work Programs,
Instructor, Chicago, IL.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I&n,
Functional Capacity Evaluation andReturnto Work Programs,
Instructor, Mechanicsburg, PA.
HealthSouth Spine Skills I, Functional Baseline Assessment
and Functional Activities, Instructor, Baltimore, MD.
HealthSouth Carpal Tunnel Syndrome andWork
Management, Presentation, Insurance Institute ofPennsylvania,
Mechanicsburg, PA
HealthSouth Occupational Medicine Seminar, Instructor,
Functional Capacity Evaluation, Occupational Prevention
Diagnostics, Americans withDisabilities Act, Job Descriptions,
Boston, MA.
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP),
Co-presenter at physicians conference with BruceGoodman, MD,
Independent Medical Evaluation/Work Capacity Assessment: A
Tool for Return to Work, Tucson, AZ.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills EI, Industrial
Outreach,Instructor, Dallas, TX.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I, Functional
Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Orlando, FL.
HealthSouth & Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Power
ProgramandReturn to Work, Instructor, Charlotte, NC.
HealthSouth & LibertyMutual Insurance Company, Power
Program and Returnto Work, Instructor, Philadelphia, PA.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I, Functional
Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, San Diego, CA.
Ergonomic Management Training, Instructor, Ross Store
Management Team, Carlisle, PA.
Job Specific BodyMechanics Education, Instructor, Waste
Management ofCentral PA, CampHill, PA.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I,
Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Richmond,VA.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I, Functional
Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Dallas, TX.
HealthSouth Cumulative Trauma Prevention, Instructor,
Birmingham, AL.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity
Evaluation and Return toWork Programs, Instructor, Maui, HI.
HealthSouth Physicians Conference, Interpreting Functional
Capacity Evaluations, Faculty, Austin, TX.
Functional Capacity Evaluation and LongTermDisabihty, CIGNA
GroupInsurance, Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA.
Functional Capacity Evaluation and Longterm Disability, CIGNA
Group Insurance, Instructor, Dallas, TX.
Functional Capacity Evaluation and Long term Disability, CIGNA
Group Insurance, Instructor, Rochester, NY.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills I, Functional
Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Boston, MA.
HealthSouth Deposition Litigation andDefensive
Documentation, Instructor, Richmond, VA.
HealthSouth University, Independent Medical Evaluation and
Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Birmingham, AL.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Skills IE, Industrial
Outreach, Instructor, Atlanta, GA.
Functional Capacity Evaluation, CIGNA Group Insurance Senior
Management, LongTerm Disability, Instructor, Philadelphia, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation and Industrial
Therapy, Instructor, Houston, TX.
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Advanced Clinical Skills,
Instructor, Denver, CO.
HealthSouth Automated Functional Ability Testing, Instructor,
Santa Clara, CA.
HealthSouth Automated Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Los Angeles, CA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation and LongTerm
Disability, Instructor, Mechanicsburg, PA.
HealthSouth Automated Functional CapacityEvaluation,
Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA.
HealthSouth Automated Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Philadelphia, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Salisbury,
MD.
12th Annual Compensable Disability Forum, University ofUtah
and Rocky Mountain Center forOccupational andEnvironmental
Health. Presentation: The Physiological basis for Determining
the Validity, Limitations, and PredictiveValue ofFunctional
Capacity Evaluations. In addition,Co-Presentationwith Dick
Johns, MD and David Raptosh, MA, OTR/L: FCE Applications to
Fitness for DutyandContested Disability. Salt LakeCity,UT.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Columbus, OH.
Seminar: Rehabilitation ofthe Injured Worker, Rehabilitation
TimeLine, Therapeutic Plan Using Job Specific Criteria, Work
Injury Programs, Documentation, Objective Measurement and
Results: Lead Instructor, Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment
Company, Royal Derby Infirmary, Derby, England.
Seminar. Rehabilitation ofthe InjuredWorker, Rehabilitation
Time Line, Therapeutic Plan Using Job Specific Criteria, Work
Injury Programs, Documentation, Objective Measurement and
Results: Lead Instructor, Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment
Company,BG Un Falkunklinic, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Computer AssistedFunctional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Erie, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Reading,
PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation and LongTerm
Disability, Instructor, Harmarville, PA.
Evaluating LongTerm Disability, Presenter, Houston, TX.
ComputerAssisted Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Berkeley, CA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Tyler,
TX.
CIGNA Integrated Care, Short/Long Term Disability Evaluation,
Instructor, Rochester,NY.
CIGNAIntegrated Care, Short/Long Term Disability Evaluation,
Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA.
HealthSouth Advanced Industrial Rehabilitation Forum, Lead
Instructor, Harmarville, PA.
HealthSouth Computer Assisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Salisbury, MD.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation andWork Programs,
Lead Instructor, Baltimore,MD.
CIGNA Integrated Care, Short/Long Term Disability Evaluation,
Instructor, Dallas,TX and Los Colinas, TX.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
NittanyValley / Pleasant Gap, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Johnstown, PA.
HealthSouth Computer Assisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Haddonfield, NJ.
HealthSouth Computer AssistedFunctional Capacity Evaluation,
Geisinger/HealthSouth Rehab Center, Instructor, Danville, PA.
HealthSouth Integrated Medical Services, Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Workers’ Compensation, Short/Long Term Disability,
Instructor, Salt Lake City, UT.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Harmarville, PA.
HealthSouth Computer Assisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Morgantown, WV.
HealdiSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Bakersfield, CA.
HealthSouth Computer Assisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, San Diego,CA.
HighMark Life and Casualty, Functional Capacity Evaluation and
LongTerm Disability, Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Altoona,
PA.
HealthSouth Computer AssistedFunctional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Cherry Hill, NJ.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Plains,
PA.
HealdiSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation andWork Programs,
Instructor, Osh Kosh, WI.
HealthSouth Computer Assisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Lancaster, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Harrisburg, PA.
HealthSouth Integrated Medical Services, Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, Minneapolis, MN.
Highmark Life andCasualty, Ergonomics andReturntoWork,
Instructor, Pittsburgh,PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Harrisburg, PA.
Vemova Functional Capacity Evaluation Training, Instructor,
Carlisle, PA.
HealthSouth Computer Assisted Functional CapacityEvaluation,
Instructor, Lancaster, PA.
HealthSouth Functional CapacityEvaluation andWork Programs,
Instructor, Waipahu, HI.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, State
College, PA.
HealthSouth Advanced Ergonomic Applications, Industrial
Rehabilitation Specialty Course, Instructor, Birmingham, AL
HealthSouth ComputerAssisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Huntington Beach, CA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Becklcy,
WV.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, SaltLake
City, UT.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Berwick,
PA.
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR),
Functional Capacity Evaluation, Monroeville, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Spokane,
WA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Omaha,
NE.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Las
Vegas, NV.
HealthSoudi Computer Assisted Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, San Lcandro, CA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Scottsdale, AZ.
HealthSouth UniversityInpatient – Industrial Rehabilitation and
Functional CapacityEvaluation, Speaker, Birmingham, AL.
“UsingFunctional Capacity Evaluations to Determine Returnto
Work Ability in Workers’ Compensation, LongTerm andShort
Term Disability Cases”, Instructor, HealthSouth Claims
Communicator,Mechanicsburg, PA.
Physical Ability Testing, Certified Advanced Ergonomics tic.
Instructor, Harrisburg, PA.
Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Fortis Benefits,
Minneapolis,MN.
Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Case Manager,
Presentation, Baltimore, MD.
Physical Ability Testing, CertifiedAdvanced Ergonomics Inc.
Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA.
PhysicalAbility Testing, Certified Advanced Ergonomics Inc.
Instructor, Baltimore, MD, 4 contact hours
“Using Functional Capacity Evaluations to Determine Returnto
Work Ability in Workers’ Compensation, Long Term and Short
Term Disability Cases.” Central Pennsylvania Case Managers
Meeting, Instructor, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2 contact hours
HealthSouth University Marketing – Functional Capacity
Evaluation and Hanoun FCE, Birmingham, AL, 8 contacthours
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation Clinical Mentoring Program,
CourseCoordinator and Instructor. EPIC Lift Capacity Evaluation,
Birmingham, AL, 20 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Hagcrstown, MD, 16 contacthours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Instructor, Kansas City, MO,
16 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Oceanside, CA, 16 contact hours
Cambridge Insurance Company – Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Los Angeles, CA, 16contact hours
Standard Insurance Company – Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Portland, OR, 2 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, San Diego, CA, 16 contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, LasVegas, NV, 16contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPICLift CapacityTraining, Des Moines, IA, 16 contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional CapacityEvaluation,Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC lift Capacity Training, Baltimore, MD, 16 contact
hours
Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company – Functional Capacity
Evaluation,CEU Presentation, Omaha,NE, 2 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Richmond, VA, 16contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
Medical System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Fresno/Salinas, CA,
16 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift CapacityTraining, Los Angeles, CA, 16contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional CapacityEvaluation,Instructor,
Youngstown, OH, 16 contacthours
HealthSouth Functional CapacityEvaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Fresno, CA, 16contacthours
HealthSouthFunctional CapacityEvaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, LasVegas, NV, 16contact
hours
“Functional Capacity Evaluation and Return to Work”, Case
ManagementConference, Presentation, Danville, PA, 2 contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Salt LakeCity, UT, 16
contact hours
HealthSouthFunctional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Denver,CO, 16 contact
hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Huntington Beach, CA, 16
contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Hanoun
System, EPIC Lift Capacity Training, Baltimore, MD, 16contact
hours
Epic LiftCapacity Evaluation (EPIC), LosAngeles, CA.
HealthQuest Functional Capacity Evaluation, Harrisburg, PA.
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Plantation,FL, 12 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Harrisburg, PA, 12 contact hours
HealthSouth Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor, Sports
Medicine& Rehabilitation Center, Harrisburg, PA, 8 contacthours
HealthSouth Industrial Rehabilitation “Product Champion”
Specialty Course, Instructor, FCEE-Leaming Program, Dallas,
TX, 20 contact hours
HealdiSouth On-Site Return toWork Programs, Presenter, State
College, PA, 2 contact hours
Clinical and On-SiteReturnto Work, Performance Plus Staffing
Conference, Presenter, Lancaster, PA, 1 contact hour
Ergonomics: Office Ergonomics and Job Evaluations, Land
TransferCompany, Instructor, Lancaster, PA, 1 contacthour
Ergonomics: Office Ergonomics andJob Evaluation, Land
TransferCompany, Instructor, Hershey, PA, 1 contacthour
PostOffer Job Testing, Advanced Ergonomics Incorporated (AEI),
Instructor, Harrisburg, PA, 4 contacthours
Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work Programs, Instructor,
Mechanicsburg, PA, 1contact hour
Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work Programs, Instructor,
Harrisburg, PA, 1contact hour
Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work Programs, Instructor,
Lancaster, PA, 1 contact hour
Workers’ Compensationand Return to Work Programs, Instructor,
Hershey, PA, 1 contact hour
Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work Programs, Instructor,
Lebanon, PA, 1 contact hour
Functional Capacity Evaluation: Determining AnIndividuals
Ability To Function, Presenter, DauphinCounty Bar Association,
Presenter, Harrisburg, PA, 1 contact hour
Workers’ Compensation andReturn to Work Programs, Instructor,
New Cumberland,PA, 1 contact horn-
Advanced Ergonomics Incorporated, AEI, Instructor, PostOffer
Employment Testing, Harrisburg, PA, 4 contact hours
Getting Objective Results from Functional Capacity Evaluations,
Presenter, North East Occupational Health and Safety Conference.
Wilkes-Barre, PA, 2 contact hours
Functional Copacity Evaluation: TheBTE Technologies/ Hanoun
Evaluation &Rehabilitation Computerized Testing, 1/9/04 -
1/10/04, Instructor, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, 12
contact hours
EPIC LiftCapacity, Employment Potential Improvement
Corporation, Certified Instructor, 1/11/04, NovaCare
Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA,4 contact hours
Case Manager Seminar: Functional Capacity Evaluations, A
Workers’ Compensation Question and Answer Session and Work
Strategies Program. Halmon Banks, Esquire ofMartin, Banks,
Pond Lehocky and Wilson and Bill Smith, Work Strategies
Specialist-NovaCare, 3/18/04, Presenter, NovaCare Complex,
Philadelphia, PA, 3 contact hours
Are on the Job Sprains and Strains Inevitable? Philadelphia
Chamber ofCommerce Seminar- ImproveYour Bottom Line -
Decrease YourWorkers’ CompCosts, 5/18/04, Presenter,
Wyndham Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, 1 contact hour
Work Strategies Practice Management – Workers’ Compensation
ClinicalUpdate, Instructor, Joyner Sports Medicine Institute,
Altoona, PA 6/17/04,3 contacthours
Workers Compensation Clinical Update, Instructor, Joyner Sports
Medicine Institute, CampHill, PA 6/23/04,1.5 contact hours
NovaCare Functional Capacity Evaluation Training, Instructor,
6/29/04, Plantation, FL, 8 contact hours
CaseManager Seminar: Functional Capacity Evaluations, A
Workers’ Compensation Question and Answer Session andWork
Strategies Program. Halmon Banks, II, Esquire – Martin, Banks,
Pond, Lehocky&Wilson andBill Smith,Work Strategies
Specialist-NovaCare,7/9/04, Presenter, NovaCare Complex,
Philadelphia, PA, 3 contact hours
Mosby’s 16* Annual Medical Case Management Convention:
Functional Capacity Evaluations: A Key in ReturntoWork
Strategy. Presenter, Washington, D.C., 1.5 contact hours
Virginia AssociationofRehabilitationProfessionals: Functional
CapacityEvaluation. 10/23/04, Presenter, Fairfax, VA, 4 contact
hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Computerized Post Offer Employment
Testing, Daimler Chrysler / BTECorporation, 10/28/04, Instructor,
Detroit, MI, 12 contact hours
School District Insurance Consortium: Functional Capacity
Evaluation, 11/17/04 and 11/18/04, Presenter, Philadelphia, PA, 2
contact hours
David Raptosh, MA, OTR/L, HRM/IR
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Clinical
Instructor, Lancaster, PA, 8 contact hours
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Understanding Functional Capacity
Evaluations, 12/1/04, Presenter, Philadelphia, PA, 1.5 contact
hours
Argosy Health-The Boeing Corporation, WorkHardening and
Work Conditioning Program, Everett, WA, 12contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation and
Work TaskAnalysis, Instructor, Raleigh, NC, 13 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Clinical Treatment Planning &Coding,
Co-Instructor- Lynn Bradley, MS, PT, Lancaster, PA, 1.5 contact
hours
Joyner Sports Medicine Institute, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Clinical Instructor, Tipton, PA, 12hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, McLean, VA, 6 contact hours
Joyner Sports Medicine Institute, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, McLean, VA, 6 contact hours
Excel Rehab, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Indianapolis, IN, 12contact hours
Joyner Sports Medicine Institute, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Lewistown, PA, 3 contact hours
ArgosyHealth – The BoeingCorporation, Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, Everett,WA, 16 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation/Argosy Health, Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, Pensacola, FL, 16 contact hours
Pennsylvania Department ofLabor&Industry: 4th Annual
Workers’ Compensation Conference, Evaluation Alphabet Soup:
IRE, IMEand FCE. Charles Beraras, Esquire, John Belek,
Esquire, Michael Furman, MD, David Raptosh, MA, OTR/L, and
Michael Wolk, MD, Hershey PA 1.5 contact hours
lsl Annual EPA Workers’ Compensation Medical Symposium.
Understanding Multiple Perspectives in Workers’ Compensation,
Managing Industrial Athlete with Low Back Pain, Presenter,
NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia, PA 5 contacthours
Office and Computer Workplace Ergonomics. Visiting Nurse
Association ofCentral Pennsylvania, Presenter, Harrisburg, PA
contact hours
Joyner Sports Medicine Institute, Workers’ Compensation Update,
Instructor, Roaring Spring, PA 4 contact hours
NovaCareRehabilitation, Functional ClinicalCoding and
Industrial Rehabilitation, Presenter, Lancaster, PA 1 contacthour
Joyner Sports Medicine Institute, Functional Clinical Coding and
Industrial Rehabilitation, PresenterInstructor, Chicago, IL, 8 contact hours.
NovaCare Rehabilitation, WoikStrategies Workers’ Compensation
Management, Presenter, Washington, D.C. 2 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Waldorf, MD, 8 contact hours
Health Motivation Center, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Schererville, IN Instructor, 12 contacthours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Chicago, IL, 12contacthours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Cleveland, OH, 14contact hours
St Paul / Travelers Insurance, Managing the Industrial Athlete
withLowBackPain, Instructor, Wyomissing, PA, 1Contact Hour
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Swarthmore, PA, 8 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Frederick,VA, 8 contact hours
Council onEducation, Pay NoworPay Later Managing the Risks
of Workplace Injuries and Illness Through Effective Ergonomics
and Other Injury Prevention Programs, Presenter, Harrisburg, PA,
2 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Wyncote, PA, 4 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluation,
Instructor, Willow Grove, PA, 8 contact hours
NovaCare FCEInstructor Training, Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Harrisburg, PA, 16 contacthours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, BTE – NovaCare Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, BalaCynwyd, PA, 5 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, BTEEvaluation Rehabilitation System -
NovaCare Functional Capacity Evaluation, Instructor,
Philadelphia,PA, 8 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, NovaCare Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, Cleveland, OH, 14contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, NovaCare Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, Allentown, PA, 10 contact hours
WorkNet Occupational Medicine, Essential Function Testing -
Lentz Milling Company, Instructor, Reading, PA, 3 contacthours
Advanced Ergonomics Incorporated, AEI,Physical AbilityTesting,
Instructor, Mechanicsburg, PA, 4 contact hours
Advanced Ergonomics Incorporated, AEI, Physical AbilityTesting,
Instructor, Philadelphia, PA, 4 contact hours
NovaCare Rehabilitation, NovaCare Functional Capacity
Evaluation, Instructor, Raleigh, NC, 12 contact hours

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