WorkAbility Movement Screen

Musculoskeletal Wellness Services

Workers with poor physical fitness or inactive lifestyles have more on-the-job injuries, lost productivity, absenteeism, and health costs. The traditional approach to workplace wellness has been shown to have a negative Return-On-Investment (ROI). This includes costly blood studies but fails to address musculoskeletal risks that directly impact worker productivity & health costs.

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This is a brief 20-30 minute screen of musculoskeletal fitness that includes:

  • Active Movement Scale (AMS) – 25 active movements such as reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting, and standing on one leg to assess flexibility and balance.
  • Two Square Agility Test (TSAT) – stepping forward and back across a marked line for a timed sequence of five cycles to assess dynamic balance for fall prevention.
  • WorkAbility Rate of Manipulation Test (WRMT) – turning over 20 cylinders with the fingers of the right and left hand to assess motor coordination and dexterity for work and leisure.
  • Review of recent physical activity – the screen ends with a brief review of current physical activities and barriers to physical fitness, with triage recommendations to promote fitness.

Other tests may be added for workers with HEAVY job demands, such as aerobic step or lift tests.

Participants receive a physical fitness report that includes objective findings and recommended actions from a fitness professional to promote suitable physical activity, safety and productivity. Sponsoring employers receive a participant list and de-identified group report to evaluate workforce fitness needs, and support HIPAA employer incentives for wellness programs.

Telehealth Musculoskeletal Triage

Physical Activity Barriers: Employees with musculoskeletal concerns don’t know how to best manage their symptoms and transition to healthy physical activity. This contributes to a sedentary lifestyle, healthcare overutilization, and medical complications such as addiction.

  • A physical therapist will complete a brief telehealth consult with the worker to document musculoskeletal concerns, barriers to physical activity, and follow-up recommendations to promote self-management of symptoms and physical activity.
  • This service is a workplace wellness benefit to provide workers with a confidential telehealth option to report musculoskeletal complaints or difficulties in response to work or leisure activities. The worker receives a confidential telehealth visit report.
  • This may be done as a stand-alone service or provided as a follow-up to address abnormal findings during a WorkAbility Movement Screen of musculoskeletal fitness.

Work-Site Fitness Consultation

A physical therapy or fitness professional is contracted for fitness consultation at the work-site to provide screening, triage, and monitoring of group or individualized physical activity programs.