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Fall Risk at Discharge – What You Need To Know

There is a high incidence of falls after hospital discharge, particularly among patients who are functionally dependent. Major fall risk factors at discharge include: decline in mobility, use of assistive devices and cognitive impairment/confusion. Patients who were functionally dependent and needed professional help after discharge had the highest rate

Doctors Who SWAG – The Harmful Impact of Guessing for Disability & Workers’ Compensation Patients

For many worker’s compensation or disability patients, their primary care doctor is the go-to to treat and diagnose their injuries. However, few family physicians are trained to determine a patient’s ability to work – despite being asked to do so repeatedly. Too often, I’ve heard stories of doctors who SWAGGED

The Importance of Clinically Correlating Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) Findings

In Chapter 16 of Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability, Genovese & Galper 2009, the chapter authors clearly make the case that a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a clinical evaluation used to answer questions about an evaluee's abilities (and limitations) relative to a medical condition(s). Moreover, because the FCE is a clinical

The Perfect Storm

The Devastating Effects of Workers Returning To Work Too Soon The potential effects of early return-to-work without appropriate physical restrictions can be devastating. All too often, I hear stories of individuals being released back to work following an injury or illness before they are ready. Frequently, these people are victims

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