Many Physical Therapy groups offer services to employers to screen potential employees for their physical abilities to perform certain jobs or tasks. This service can help prevent worksite injuries and save the companies money.
An article about First Choice Physical Therapy in North Dakota provides a good example of this. The give post-offer employee tests for jobs that have certain lifting or other physcial requirements. They also administer fitness tests and heartrate monitors to ensure the employees have the physical capabilities to handle certain jobs safely.
“Using a post-offer employment screen decreases the likelihood of injuries, in turn lowering worker compensation, and increases productivity ensuring workers can do the work and last at the job,” Argent said. “We will come out to a business to see what their needs are and go from there.”