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Taylor Physical Therapy strives to offer a wide range of clinic-based services to meet your occupational needs including injury prevention, rehabilitation following injury, and assessments designed to ensure employees are prepared to return to work in the safest way possible.

1. Workman's Compensation Rehabilitation

With five locations across eastern Iowa, Taylor Therapy is equipped to treat those injured on the job. Our skilled and passionate therapists take a team approach to their care, incorporating the patient, case manager, and referring provider to stimulate communication and promote the best possible outcomes for both the employee and employer.

Denver: 319-406-0185
Nashua: 641-435-4476
Parkersburg: 319-346-9783
Sumner: 563-578-5125

At the Waverly Health Center: 319-352-5644

2. Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Following an injury, and after meeting maximum medical improvement, an FCE evaluates an individual's capacity to perform essential job specific demands and essential duties. As healthcare professionals who are movement experts, a physical therapist is able to evaluate an individuals ability to perform work specific tasks related to the demands of their job. Our specialist will conduct a variety of tests designed to measure balance, level of fatigue, physical strength, and ability to complete multiple tasks including sitting or standing, walk, lift and carry, and perform fine and gross motor skills.

3. Work Hardening

Work hardening is designed for the individual who has met their physical or occupational therapy rehabilitation goals but are not yet able to return to work at their pre-injured capacity. The goal of this program is to address functional deficits or de-conditioning that remains due to work related injury. Tailored for the work demands and physical needs of the injured individual, this program is designed to be the final step in the return to work process and get the individual back to work!

4. Post-Offer Performance Test

Led by a healthcare professional, the employee completes tasks which simulate the degree of physical exertion needed to perform the demands of their specific job. The Post-Offer Performance Test benefits the employer by:

  • Evaluating if an individual is physically able to complete tasks that are expected during completion of their job requirements
  • Prevents future injuries by identifying employees who are physically unable to complete the demands of a specific job

5. Job Demands Analysis With Post-Offer Performance Test 

The gold standard for a Post-Offer Performance Test. Completing a job demands analysis prior to designing a Post-Offer Performance Test allows the greatest ability to replicate exactly what the employees physical demands will be during a work shift.

6. Post-Offer Performance Test with Baseline

Baseline measurements are completed for strength and range of motion at various joints (such as shoulders, hips, and knees). Baseline measurements are crucial if an injury is sustained, as they are used as a reference point to understand what the individual's "pre-injury normal" was. Thus, preventing drawn out injuries and the cost associated with continued medical care.

7. Fit-For-Duty Performance Test

Following an injury, prior to returning to work, a healthcare professional evaluates an employee's ability to perform the demands related to their essential job functions. This evaluation determines if the individual has recovered from injury and is physically able to safely perform their job duties.

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