FyzicalAR_PCP Testing

NEWSLETTER

Find Out What Your Body is Capable of With PCP Testing

NEWSLETTER

Find Out What Your Body is Capable of With PCP Testing

• FindOutWhatYour BodyisCapableof WithPCPTesting • HowwillPCPtesting benefitme? • Festive&Healthy Recipe • TheImportanceof PhysicalTherapy • PatientSuccess Story • DeepTissueLaser Therapy INSIDE:

Are you about to begin a physically demanding job? Are you an employer who is trying to reduce your company’s number of workers’ compensation claims? Do you simply want to find out if you’re the right fit for a certain type of work? If your body is about to partake in vigorous forms of exercise or physical exertion, you may benefit from Physical Capacity Profile testing. To learn more, contact us at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers of Arkansas today! What is PCP testing? Physical Capacity Profile testing, also known as PCP testing, is an important tool in figuring out the capabilities of one’s body. It is a tool that is typically used by medical teams for post-offer or pre-employment physical exams of employees (or prospective employees) with physically demanding jobs. Some unique features of the PCP test’s patented equipment includes aircraft quality cables, high-strength steel, and state-of-the-art computer technology. PCP testing uses a computerized software to gather a comprehensive collection of a patient’s 28 maximum strength measurements. These measurements can be collected in as little as 30 minutes, although some testing may take longer. Just a few of these several measurements include: • Endurance

After a PCP test is completed, results are ready in just a few short minutes for both the medical team, employer,andemployee toexamine.Therearemany users of PCP testing, the most common being: • Public and private corporations • Large hospital systems • Self-insured workers’ compensation funds • Statewide trade associations • Municipalities • School districts If you are an employer who is about to hire a worker for a physically challenging job or you are anemployeeabout toentera jobof thesamenature, PCP testing will help in testing the body’s limits and determining how far a certain employee is able to be pushed on the job.

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• Lifting ability • Grip strength • Flexibility • Pinch strength • Body fat change

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne Johnson

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How will PCP testing benefit me?

PCP testing benefits both the employer and the employee. Testing the physical abilities of one’s body will lead to fewer injuries and overall cost savings in the long run – which is good for both parties! Companies areable to thrivewhen all employees areproven tobephysicallycapableofperforming the necessary types of work. In fact, PCP testing results in a 10-30% decrease in workers’ compensation premiums to employers, as well as a 30% decrease in workers’ compensation injury rates overall. PCP testing allows employers to answer three key questions: 1. Does your new hire have the strength and fitness required to do their job? 2. Doesyournewemployeehaveapre-existing injury? 3. Is your employee ready to return to their job after recovering from an injury?

The natural next question for a test of this nature is, “Howmuch will it cost?” PCP testing is actually fairly reasonablecompared tocompeting diagnostic tests. It is also a cost-effective test that will save employers and employees more money in the long run – for example, with every dollar that is invested in testing, 6-8 dollars are saved in direct medical costs due to an unexpected injury. What now? There are several supporters of PCP testing, and for good reason. According to Attorney Jerry Harmison Jr., “As a Workers’ Compensation defense attorney, I frequently receive new assignments and I wish I had a ‘before picture’ tocompare to the ‘afterpicture’onceanemployee has achieved maximummedical improvement.” PCP testing works in creating that “before” picture. If you are an employer or employee who is interested in our Physical Capacity Profile testing services, contact Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers of Arkansas today. We can schedule a time that works best for you and/or your team to come in and figure out just what your bodies are capable of!

FESTIVE & HEALTHY RECIPE

A healthy take on a Shamrock Shake uses fresh spinach and juicy kiwi to achieve the fun and festive color we all love. Using fresh mint makes this smoothie extra minty and refreshing. Combine banana, kiwi, spinach, yogurt, milk, mint and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. If you like, cut kiwi slices into shamrock shapes and thread onto a skewer. Serve the smoothie garnished with the kiwi and mint, if desired Preparation SHAMROCK SHAKE SMOOTHIE

The Importance of Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages. From newborns to the elderly, we treat various medical orotherhealth-relatedconditions.Thesymptoms of these conditions may or may not be painful, limit movement, and impact performance of functional activities. Here is where we can help: At your first visit, one of our physical therapists will perform a comprehensive evaluation to gather information about your symptoms, and the impact on your daily life. During the next part of theevaluation,ourphysical therapistexamines you through various tests and measures. This allows for a better understanding of the root cause of your symptoms, and to determine the areas in which physical therapy can help. Before you leave the first visit, the physical therapist will discuss with you an individualized treatment plan and length of process. Through our hands-

on approach, we work with you to reduce pain, strengthen and improve stability, and prevent loss of function. Our comprehensive evaluations are performed on patients with all diagnoses, ranging from orthopedic conditions to neurological impairments. Throughout your course of care and upon discharge, the physical therapist will provideyouwithhomeexerciseprograms tohelp decrease pain, improve strength and flexibility andpromoteahealthierandmoreactive lifestyle. Through decreasing your symptoms and improving your function, you will be more confident in your abilities. In the continuation of your home exercise programs, as well as participation in other forms of exercise, you can improve your overall health. Schedule your evaluation today, and see how Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers can help you!

Patient Success Story DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY SAFE • EFFECTIVE • DRUG-FREE • PAIN RELIEF

RELIEF FOR:

• Back Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain

• Foot Pain • Knee Pain • Post-surgery

“I amwalking less using a cane than before.”

TREATMENTS FEEL GOOD Laser therapy creates little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, warm sensation. TREATMENTS ARE FAST With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick— usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

“I had difficulty with my neck and with my balance when walking. After receiving treatments my neck and head are more functioning easier, my balance and strength have improved, and I am walking less using a cane than before.”

-Sandra Evett

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