Physical/Occupational Therapy Referral

To make a referral please click on the service below:

Physical/Occupational Therapy Referral

Physical Therapy:
Physical Therapists are experts in movement and function, and are trained to evaluate and treat changes in “normal” movement that can cause dysfunction. They look for abnormal movements that can be caused by many things, including:
  • Loss of strength or range of motion
  • Muscle and tissue tightness or restriction
  • Neurological impairments
  • Balance problems
  • Poor postural alignment or body mechanics
At NES our physical therapists use a variety of treatment techniques to normalize these movements to return the patient to maximal functional tolerance and utilize work simulation to expedite return to work efforts.

Occupational Therapy:
Occupational therapists focus on assisting people who have mental, physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities. Their goal is to help clients have independent, productive, satisfying lives. This can be achieved with treatment by:

  • Improving their ability to perform tasks in their daily lives and working environments
  • Helping clients develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills
  • Teaching clients to compensate for permanent loss of function
Occupational therapy gives people the “skills for the job of living”. At NES our occupational therapists use a variety of treatment techniques to normalize these movements to return the patient to maximal functional tolerance and utilize work simulation to expedite return to work efforts.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)/FCE Peer Review

Functional Capacity Evaluations:
Functional Capacity Evaluation, FCE, is a systematic evaluation process designed to document a person’s current work ability from a physical ability and motivational perspective with consideration given to any existing medical impairment and/or pain syndromes. It’s primary purpose is to determine a worker’s ability to return to work following a job related injury, to help determine an injured worker’s medical impairment to assist with the settlement of their case, to determine a person’s functional loss following a personal injury, and other elements dealing with the decision of an injured worker’s ability to work at certain levels of stress. FCEs come in various forms including:
  • Forensic FCEs (All incorporate this)
  • Disability Determination
  • Targeted Functional Assessment
  • Job Specific Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Baseline Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Capacity Evaluation
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