Medico-legal Assessments, Expert Reporting & Witnessing:

  • An Occupational Therapy Medico-legal Assessment is a detailed assessment that provides an independent and objective specialist opinion regarding a client’s work capacities, work readiness as well as their physical and mental abilities to manage all areas of their lives, after incurring personal injury.
  • This is done by collecting and marrying the client’s injuries and background information with obtained collateral information, other expert opinion, the results of conducted standardised and normative assessments, and if needs be, the outcome of conducted home, school and/or work visits.
  • The resultant report provides specialist opinion regarding a client’s residual abilities to manage their everyday affairs inclusive of activities of daily living (basic activities of daily living/ instrumental activities of daily living), life amenity enjoyment (activities of leisure and recreation and psychosocial functioning), and capacity to generate a viable income through work.
  • Justifiable and knowledgeable specialist recommendations are further included in the report, as means to treat, compensate for, and/or maintain a client’s level of post injury functioning.
  • Occupational Therapy Joint Minutes are compiled upon request, by liaising with the opposing parties’ Occupational Therapist.
  • When required, the Specialist delivers Expert witness testimony in the court of law, to aid fair judgement.

 

Functional Capacity Evaluations:

  • A Functional Capacity Evaluation is a set of assessments, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the client to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.
  • A Functional Capacity Evaluation provides information on the client’s ability/ residual ability to establish and/or maintain efficacy levels at work, as well as occupational reasonable accommodations and/or measures which can be undertaken and readily applied by the employer, in an effort to accommodate an employee with a disability or medical condition.
  • The resultant report provides specialist opinion regarding a client’s residual abilities to manage their everyday affairs inclusive of activities of daily living (basic activities of daily living/ instrumental activities of daily living), life amenity enjoyment (activities of leisure and recreation and psychosocial functioning), and capacity to generate a viable income through work.
  • A Functional Capacity Evaluation assist Insurers and/or Employers when an insured individual applies for temporary and/or permanent disability payments, early retirement or medical boarding.

Medical Case Management: