About Us

About Us

Dr. Rick Wickstrom, PT, DPT, CPE, CDMS

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Professional Ergonomist, and Certified Disability Management Specialist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University, completed Ph.D. coursework in Ergonomics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and received a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Alabama State University. Dr. Wickstrom has been a consultant in occupational health for 30 years. He served as the lead editor of the 2009 APTA Guidelines to Evaluating Functional Capacity and has published many articles and technical papers related to functional capacity evaluation, work disability prevention and ergonomics. Dr. Wickstrom regularly testifies as an expert witness on matters concerning extent of physical disability, worker fitness-for-duty and accommodation.

His diverse professional practice includes transitional work-site therapy, functional capacity evaluation, worker accommodation studies, ergonomic job analysis, design of worker fitness screening programs, systems development, research, and training. He has invented a number of products, including the patented Physical Agility Tester, Total-Body Dexterity Tester, Adjustable Pull Strap Attachment for the Lafayette MMT, Ergo-Totes Set, WorkAbility Rate of Manipulation Test, WorkAbility Movement Screen, WorkerFIT software, and ExamFIT software. Dr. Wickstrom has dedicated his career to preparing occupational health professionals such as physical therapists with the skills and tools needed to assess functional job demands, evaluate worker fitness, and motivate successful transitions from work performance barriers to self-directed, physical fitness programs.


WorkAbility Systems, Inc. provides complete mobile coverage for Functional Capacity Evaluations and Ergonomic Consultation at clinics and work-site locations throughout Ohio and Kentucky.

The headquarters for WorkAbility Systems is located at:

7665 Monarch Court
Suite 109
West Chester, OH 45069

Provider Search

WorkAbility Network will help you locate qualified professionals for exam services or job analysis to expedite the recovery of the injured workers. We maintain a database of occupational health provider locations that allows us to easily locate and schedule services for the injured worker with a convenient, qualified provider within 24 hours of referral.