In an HPE, you may be asked to perform different tasks related to skills that are critical for success on the job, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. If you’re injured on the job, your employer might require an HPE as a return-to-work assessment to ensure that it’s safe for you to resume full functions of the job. This assurance will help reduce the risk of re-injury and keep you safe on the job.
To accurately test your physical capabilities related to a specific job task, Concentra physical therapists replicate the physical demands associated with a particular job at the medical center. HPEs also assist in identifying ergonomic risk factors to help your employer improve working conditions that may lead to injuries or impact safety measures.