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Erin Norton

Erin help clinics find the best solution to fit their needs from functional capacity evaluations, to job analysis, pre-employment screens or impairment ratings.

Recent Posts

Glimpse the future. ErgoScience makes predictions for 2023.

Posted by Erin Norton
Jan 18, 2023 11:12:16 AM

It is predicted...

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2022 Blog awards - ErgoScience Readers' Choice Posts Of The Last 12 Months

Posted by Erin Norton
Dec 29, 2022 12:45:34 PM

So, you like reading blog posts (who doesn't?) and have subscribed to the ErgoScience blog. But which post was the best? Which one offered the hottest content and ranked highest with clinicians? 

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The Incredible Shrinking Reimbursement

Posted by Erin Norton
Dec 29, 2022 12:33:18 PM

Slashing Prices

We’re slashing prices!

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FCE vs. IR - Do you know the difference?

Posted by Erin Norton
Dec 29, 2022 12:17:35 PM

Often when a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is ordered for an injured worker, an impairment rating (IR) is also requested. Impairment ratings are a relatively easy way to expand clinical services and increase your value to referral sources, yet they are often overlooked. Many clinicians do not fully understand the difference between FCEs and IR. Unknowns can be intimidating, but I will shed some light on this lesser-known service so you can confidently add impairment ratings to your suite of clinic services.

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Confessions of a Work Comp Case Manager

Posted by Erin Norton
Dec 29, 2022 11:59:56 AM

“I don’t have an office. I live out of my car.

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Top Three Mistakes in Work Conditioning

Posted by Erin Norton
Dec 29, 2022 11:40:03 AM

So, you have a patient with a work-related injury. He has finished the prescribed course of outpatient physical therapy, but his Return-To-Work Screen revealed that he doesn’t have the physical ability to do his job. No problem, just put together some exercises he can do for a few hours each day and call it work conditioning. Easy, right?

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FCEs: Will They Be Profitable?

Posted by Erin Norton
Dec 29, 2022 9:46:41 AM

 

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Top 6 Reasons to LOVE Treating the Industrial Athlete

Posted by Erin Norton
Jun 8, 2022 9:41:13 AM

In the PT world, there are many areas of specialization. While lots of therapists tend to gravitate toward Sports Medicine or Pediatrics, fewer therapists choose to specialize in Occupational Health PT (actually a sub-specialty of Orthopedics). But those who do specialize in treating industrial athletes can find that it’s especially rewarding.

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Sincerity of Effort vs Fear Avoidance – Can you spot the difference?

Posted by Erin Norton
May 18, 2022 11:16:49 AM

If you have treated patients with work related injuries, no doubt you have encountered a patient who was not giving full effort. Did you write him off as a faker, someone trying to game the system? Or did you stop to think about why he might not be giving full effort?

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Why You Shouldn’t A$$ume when it comes to Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

Posted by Erin Norton
May 2, 2022 10:41:07 AM

 

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