HealthMedica provides solutions for managing and assessing medical impairments and disabilities. HealthMedica conducts third party medical assessments for insurers, employers and compensation boards. HealthMedica has qualified health professionals with expertise in performing these examinations. We provide timely reports on the current status of an individual and when requested, provide recommendations on how to further manage specific cases. HealthMedica has an excellent quality assurance process. At HealthMedica we ensure that all reports are submitted in a timely manner as we realize the importance of getting things done on time.
An ergonomic assessment is an in-depth analysis performed to assess the relationship between the environment and the worker. This includes factors such as job duties, job design, cognitive demands, and the physical environment surrounding the employee. HealthMedica specialists look for potential and present risk factors such as activities involving high repetitions, awkward postures, contact stresses and strength demands. Professional staff is trained to provide recommendations based on established standards and guidelines such as the Canadian Standards Association and the Ministry of Labour. You will be provided with a report in which our healthcare professional will suggest any modifications they feel necessary to ensure the safety and optimal performance of your employee.
The purpose of this evaluation is to determine an individual’s physical capacity, including his/her sustainable functional abilities. HealthMedica offers Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) testing.
The FCE provides a comprehensive, objective assessment of the person’s body function and safe physical abilities and determines their safe maximal level of function. It consists of a review of the person’s medical and occupational history, a musculoskeletal examination and a series of functional tests, all conducted by a qualified practitioner such as a chiropractor, kinesiologist, occupational therapist or physiotherapist. Various types of functional assessments are available, from general assessment to a job-specific pre-placement functional assessment.
The Work Site Assessment is a comprehensive analysis of an individual’s worksite. The assessment includes a review of the worker’s occupation, workstation, work habits, and job demands. It identifies environmental and physical influences that affect a worker’s ability to safely perform their job. The assessment generally includes an ergonomic analysis and a physical demands analysis to effectively maximize the productivity of an employee. Recommendations generally entail modifications to the equipment or workstation, changes to the worker’s habits and assistive devices. A work site assessment is often performed to assist in return to work planning by matching an employee’s abilities to the job demands and determining reasonable accommodations or modifications in order to return the person safely to work. The end goal is a more productive employee.
You hire an employee and two weeks later they have filed for a WSIB claim which on average can cost your company $15,000. Why take the risk? HealthMedica understands that in this marketplace it is of the utmost importance to hire the best possible employees. A pre-employment screening program serves three important purposes:
HealthMedica offers a number of different types of pre-employment/post-offer assessments. The assessment can include a medical assessment completed by a physician or nurse, a functional assessment completed by a qualified health professional such as a chiropractor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or kinesiologist. Assessments can be customized based on a physical/mental demands analysis of the job and they employer can give us a list of specific tests to perform such as drug screening, vision test, etc. It is our mission at HealthMedica to ensure that you are able to create the best team for your organization possible.
An in-home assessment is performed at the residence of an individual to identify pre-injury activities of daily living, including personal care, housekeeping, home maintenance, transportation and community management. This assessment allows a health professional such as a chiropractor or occupational therapist to evaluate the claimant’s ability to meet functional requirements and make recommendations related to safety concerns, home layout modifications, assistive devices or external assistance. The purpose of this assessment is to help the individual return to their regular activities of daily living in the shortest amount of time. In many instances activities at home can significantly delay the recovery of an individual.