There is a perception that FCEs are used as a marketing tool for work conditioning. In many of the invalid (and some valid) FCEs, work conditioning is offered as one recommendation. However, let’s examine some reasons why this is so.
Well, it has happened… A trusted employee has sustained an injury and the worker’s comp process has begun. The employee has seen doctors, perhaps has undergone surgery or had extensive treatment and has participated in the rehabilitation process. Still, the employee tells the doctor and his employer that he is unable to do the job. Or so he thinks. Has a consideration been made for the employee to participate in a ‘Job Ready’ course of work conditioning?