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FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION

Marc has used the WorkWell FCE  protocol since 1999. He joined the WorkWell faculty team in 2006 and has shared his knowledge and instructed PTs, OTs and Kinesiologists throughout the US and Canada.


Based on the kinesiophysical approach to evaluation, Highland Park's comprehensive and objective FCE assesses a person’s ability to perform work-related tasks, noting of functional and physical abilities and limitations.


The purpose of an FCE is to stress a client's physical abilities to her or his safe maximum in order to accurately document observations regarding work tasks and activities of daily living. It should describe full function of the client, as well as limitations, so re-injury can be prevented. The client is educated regarding her or his own abilities and limitations.

FCE is an integral part of the return-to-work process and forms a medical basis for return-to-work decisions.

IMPAIRMENT RATING CALCULATION

Client's are evaluated with strict adherence to the American Medical Association's 5th and 6th Edition of Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.


Impairment rating calculations and recommendations are based on a review of all pertinent medical records, detailed client history interview and all necessary tests and measures are taken utilizing standardized evaluation methods and procedures as prescribed by the AMA.


The final impairment rating report includes all calculations and references to the "Guides", which were utilized to calculate the recommended impairment rating.

ERGONOMIC EVALUATIONS

FUNCTIONAL JOB ANALYSIS

FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS

PRE-EMPLOYMENT WORK SCREENS

Effective injury prevention and management solutions require thoughtful and reliable analysis of the interaction between the worker, the work performed and the worksite.


Benefits of Ergonomic and Functional Job Analysis:

- Accurate job descriptions validated by workers

- Assists PT & OT with work simulation during rehab

- Ensures accurate Job Match Analysis with FCE results

- Assists in return-to-work decisions

- ADA- & EEOC-compliant pre-employment work screens
- Targeted safety & injury prevention program development

 

Marc Yeager is a graduate of Loma Linda University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and a Master of Physical Therapy degree.


Marc founded Highland Park Physical Therapy in 2001. He has worked as an Occupational Health Specialist for WorkWell Prevention & Care developing injury prevention and management programs, including Rapid Return to Work and Stress Factor Analysis, in addition to implementing internet-based injury prevention and management programs for industrial clients.


He has been a faculty member for WorkWell since 2006. He achieved the distinction of WorkWell Master Clinician in 2001with certifications in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Functional Job Analysis, Return to Work Clinical Pathways and Functional and Office Ergonomics.


Marc has assisted in the development and implementation of on-site ergonomic programs for a Silicon Valley-based high-tech Fortune 100 Company, and served as a member on their ergonomic safety committee as an external consultant. Early into his profession, Marc’s clinical experience included providing on-site physical therapy services for several companies in the Silicon Valley area of California. He has utilized that experience to help incorporate functionality into his client’s rehabilitation program and provides practical insight during the return-to-work decision process.


Marc has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1994 and the Georgia Physical Therapy Association since 1997.

 

CONTACT US

Eleven Dunwoody Park - Suite 170
Atlanta, GA 30338

V: (404) 966-9181 / F: (770) 394-4110

 

MARTA

- Gold Line to Chamblee MARTA Station
- Walk to Chamblee Station West Bus Bay
- Bus 103: "Peeler Rd-N Shallowford Rd"
- 12-minute ride to Dunwoody Park @ Dunwoody Park South
- Walk 60 feet East towards Building 11