Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation

Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation

Including Functional Capacity Evaluation & Work Hardening Programs.

Industrial Physical Therapy

Mishock Physical Therapy, with 6 locations throughout Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties, provides high-quality care to injured workers by creating a rehabilitation program that is tailored to that individual’s job.  At Mishock Physical Therapy we offer:

Mishock Physical Therapy Work Hardening Program:
A highly structured, goal-oriented treatment program that improves work-related functional abilities. We provide a skilled approach to graded exercise activities and education. It is a 4-6 week program attended up to 4 hours a day. It includes a progressive exercise program, graded job simulation activities, and patient education on injury prevention. It helps participants resume appropriate work behaviors such as attendance and punctuality.

New Hire and Injured Worker Employment Testing (POET):
We use an Employment Testing program. The program complies fully with the EEOC guidelines for the application of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services include job analyses, post-offer employment testing, upper quadrant (carpal tunnel) tests, fit for duty exam.

Job Analysis:
Job analysis consists of a representative visiting job sites to perform hands-on evaluations of the physical requirements of employees. This usually entails physically measuring/weighing objects, photographing particular body positions/equipment used to perform job tasks, and filming workers performing job tasks.

Post-Offer Basic & Comprehensive Tests:
These tests are administered after application, interview and hire.  This test may not be performed until the employer has made a conditional job offer and must be completed before the individual begins work.  The employer can require the candidate to demonstrate the capability to safely perform the essential functions for the specific job position, and may also collect medical information at this ‘post-offer’ stage.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE): Gilbertsville Only
The FCE process consists of an evaluation that documents the patient’s current ability to perform work from a physical, medical, behavioral, and ergonomics perspective. It is a process that should be included on every patient who has sustained a job-related injury prior to returning to work. The FCE can be ordered by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, chiropractors, and other medical professionals.

Post-Employment Testing (Fit for Duty):
There are various operational scenarios where an employer may require a post-employment functional employment test. Such testing may or may not include medical measures, depending upon whether such medical measures are “job-related and consistent with business necessity.” The EEOC sets forth situations when a medical examination of an employee may be “job-related and consistent with business necessity”.

Mishock Physical Therapy Provides Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation at the Following Locations:

Mishock Physical Therapy
Barto

ph: (610) 845-5000
fx: (610) 845-5011
1311 Route 100
Lower Level
Barto, PA 19504

Mishock Physical Therapy
Gilbertsville

ph: (610) 327-2600
fx: (610) 327-9050
1806 Swamp Pike
Suite 100
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Mishock Physical Therapy
Limerick

ph: (484) 948-2800
fx: (610) 792-3044
Freedom Valley YMCA at Spring Valley
19 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd.
Limerick, PA 19468

Mishock Physical Therapy
Phoenixville

ph: (610) 933-3371
fx: (610) 933-3376
131 Nutt Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Mishock Physical Therapy
Pottstown

ph: (484) 948-2810
fx: (484) 949-9003
1650 West High Street
Stowe Crossing
Stowe‎ PA‎ 19464-3759

Mishock Physical Therapy
Skippack

ph: (610) 584-1400
fx: (610) 584-5224
3887 Skippack Pike
Lower Level
Skippack, PA 19474

New patient scheduling: 610-327-2600