To provide exceptional expert services in the management of workers compensation claims with the use of Functional Capacity Evaluation, Work Hardening, Physiotherapy and to promote Ability, decrease disability and return injured workers to BETTER than pre injury status.
Finding the Ability in disAbility
Functional Capacity Evaluation
A Functional Capacity Evaluation is necessary for rating permanent disability for accurate work capacity and safety for return to usual and customary work. The FCE should not be a cookie cutter template or done by any type of assistant. The FCE should have many tests for consistency of effort as well.
Depositions, court appearance, critiquing other providers conclusions on function and or disability is my bread and butter. Many times medical and physical medicine providers make assumptions, incorrect assessments of special tests and do not take into account all variables when writing notes on your claimants. These mistakes will cost the system millions of dollars and my time as a physical therapist, functional capacity evaluator and expert in this field will assist in ending the errors in notes that are a benefit to none.
Work Hardening gets injured workers to work full time/full duty and if not usual and customary, improves functional lifting capacity and tolerances to work SIGNIFICANTLY with WORK SIMULATION. Without work simulation, cardiovascular conditioning, safe work education and full body strengthening for at least 3 hours/day 3 days/week, you are getting more unnecessary physical therapy that did not get the injured worker back to work in the first place. Any lack of progress each week or sign of symptom fabrication is grounds for dismissal from the program.
This program readies the injured worker for entry into the Work Hardening program and is less intensive but still includes work simulation. The program is 2 hours per day maximum and 2-3 days per week and lasts 2-3 weeks at most. This is limited to extremely weak, deconditioned injured workers that usually had a catastrophic injury or multiple major surgeries such as spinal fusion, multiple shoulder surgeries, joint replacements or multiple fracture fixations.
(Not Physical Therapy)
Physical therapy just does not work. It uses unproven modalities, non-specific exercises and all too often, aides are in charge of the treatments of your employees rather than the skilled, licensed physical therapist.
Physiotherapy at Tried and True will never "hand off" the care of your worker to an unskilled aide and the first thing we focus on is a return to work plan.
Physiotherapy works at Tried and True while physical therapy fails everywhere else.
Choosing the correct service offered at Tried + True to quickly return an acutely injured worker back to the job or manage and resolve long term injuries will help you get the best care for your patient, employee or customer. Call us anytime to discuss which service is right for your case. The injured worker’s outcome is more important than our income.
I have utilized the services of Adam Iannazzo, MPT, COO of FCI (Formerly Health Point) over the past several years, wherein Mr. Iannazzo has provided my firm with services to injured workers ranging from work hardening, physical therapy both on site and Claimant’s home, to functional capacity evaluation, with proven success rate.
Mr. Iannazzo has always demonstrated a tremendous amount of professionalism, a thorough knowledge of medical issues, and displays a framk and forthright approach in dealing with my injured workers. I plan on utilizing the services of Mr. i annazzo for many years to come, and reccommend him highly.
There is nobody better in San Diego for FCE and Work Hardening than Adam. His attention to detail is impeccable and he maintains an objective eye in every case. I, nor my patients have ever had a negative experience with the services provided as his professionalism is unmatched. In regards to work hardening, I have seen Mr. Iannazzo bring very deconditioned workers back to full duty status when nobody thought it was possible. Finally, it is nice to have a Spanish Speaking therapist that provides these specialty services in San Diego that I can depend on.