The clinicians at Kyi Rehabilitation have the unique advantage of being able to provide multiple services as part of the same report, reducing the need for additional experts. Our areas of expertise are listed below.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
Kyi Rehabilitation provides comprehensive assessment of individuals’ capacity to dependably perform work and daily activities. A combination of standardized tests and work/activity simulation is used to identify individuals’ functional abilities and limitations. Clinical protocols are based upon current research and a best-practices approach.
FCE testing is used to identify the following:
• A client’s ability to return to a pre-injury occupation or aspired-to occupations.
• A client’s residual functional abilities and limitations.
• Next-step rehabilitation options.
• A client’s level of physical effort during testing.
• the consistency of a client’s subjective reports of pain and disability.
Cognitive Capacity Evaluation (CCE)
Kyi Rehabilitation provides detailed FCE services for patients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. In addition to the physical assessment provided by a standard FCE, these reports offer thorough cognitive capacity details and information about an individual’s functional cognition. Cognitive FCEs are performed over two consecutive days.
Cost of Future Care (Add On)
Kyi Rehabilitation can provide Cost of Future Care (CFC) services as an add-on to any FCE report. Detailed information will be provided about an individual’s care needs in the areas of housekeeping, home maintenance, medication, ergonomics, and allied health.
Occupational Direction (Add On)
Kyi Rehabilitation can provide occupational direction guidelines as an add-on to any FCE report. While this is not intended to replace the more detailed and comprehensive services of a vocational rehabilitation consultant, an occupational direction will provide specific information on the types of jobs and job categories for which an injured individual is and is not suited.
Physical Ability Screening (PAS)
A Physical Ability Screening is a two to four-hour evaluation, typically performed a few months after an injury. It is intended for triage purposes to assist with next-step rehabilitation and return to work planning. It can:
• Help clients and case managers choose next-step rehabilitation options.
• Help clients and case managers set return-to-work goals.
• Document a patient’s baseline abilities for sitting, standing, strength, range of motion, walk speed, cardiovascular fitness, and productivity.
• Screen for early issues relating to a patient’s effort levels or reliability, potentially triggering alternate management approaches, such as patient education, a psychological consultation, or earlier cessation of treatment.
A Physical Ability Screening is not intended to replace a Functional Capacity Evaluation. It does not address: client reliability, durability, prolonged postural tolerances, or cognitive or psychosocial limitations, which can affect a client’s ability to work or engage in functional activity. It should not be used in isolation to clear an individual for safe and durable return to work. Included effort and physical testing parameters should be considered for screening purposes only.
Report Critique / Preparation for Cross-Examination
Kyi Rehabilitation provides detailed critiques and preparation for cross examination
Where appropriate and when requested, reference materials are provided as part of the package to the referral source to support points identified within the critique. A scheduled meeting is typically recommended between the lawyer and the clinician to review points and materials provided.
Our involvement in teaching, research, and publication ensures the highest standard in report review, clarification of areas of inaccuracy, inconsistency, or simply addressing areas requiring additional consideration.