Assessment services - WCB Alberta

Assessment services

We provide assessment services to determine your current physical condition and identify what you can and can not do. The results allow us to determine the best treatment recommendations so you can return to work and return to life. With a focus on customer service, we provide thorough and objective reporting.

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Basic functional capacity evaluation

This half-day assessment, often used with a medical status exam, is used to determine if you need treatment. We determine the activities you can and can not do given your injury and compare these to the tasks you are expected to do at your job.

Comprehensive functional capacity evaluation

This two-day assessment will identify what work activities you can do safely and how often you can do them. It will also outline any work restrictions and recommend what treatment is needed, if any.

Ergonomic assessment

We look at how you perform your work and how your work station is set up to identify possible improvements to reduce the risk of injury. Improvements may include accessories, work station setup, safe work practices, changes to how you do your job or education on correct body mechanics.

Gait assessment

This assessment will help determine how we can help you with your walking and standing abilities. Recommendations could include specific exercises, what footwear you may need, a brace or orthotics.

Hand assessment

A hand therapist will assess your hand injury and determine the best treatment to help you get better. We will look at your grip, range of motion, functional abilities, and then identify a treatment plan.

Independent medical exam

This exam is performed by a doctor not previously involved in your care and will not be actively involved afterward. Its main purpose is to provide impartial answers to specific medical questions about your work-related injury or illness.

Mild traumatic brain injury assessment

This is completed by a neuropsychologist or psychologist with experience working with head injuries. We will review your accident history and current symptoms, as well as treatment to date. The psychologist will provide education about your recovery expectations and treatment recommendations.

Medical coordination services

If we need more medical information (e.g. diagnostics) to ensure the right diagnosis or treatment recommendations, we will arrange and monitor the required tests.

Medical status examination

This exam determines your current medical condition including diagnosis and work restrictions. It also identifies any other health concerns before we proceed with additional consultation, assessment or treatment.

Traumatic psychological injury screen

This psychological assessment provides a diagnosis and treatment recommendations for those experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress. It also determines factors affecting recovery and provides work restrictions.

Return-to-work planning meeting

This is a worksite meeting with you, your employer and your health care provider to develop a plan on how you can safely return to work while you recover. As part of this meeting we will identify modified work. This can include modifying your job, performing different tasks or reducing work hours. We also confirm your job duties and how they are performed. This is why it is important to have this meeting at your worksite.