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Please Help! Need Computerized Functional Capacity Test in Denver, Colorado
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Here is a list

http://www.occucare.net/index.cfm/fuseac...s/State/CO
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Bad Boy Bad Boy Wrote:Here is a list

http://www.occucare.net/index.cfm/fuseac...s/State/CO

Thanks Bad Boy for posting that list. I did find a company that not only trains but and sells the computerized equipment. They are call BTE. I spoke to an intake coordinator, and since I will be paying for the test myself. She gave me a location that uses their equipment that is not far from my home...praise God! The cost is very reasonable, but since I have cardiac, and high blood pressure. I have to be cleared by my primary doc first. Something that the first W/C facility didn't request from my W/C doc.
I will pay your kindness forward.
Thanks again!
Injury date 11/2008; left upper extremity; CRPS; bilateral cubital tunnel syndrome; carpal tunnel syndrome.
 
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lefty Wrote:
Bad Boy Bad Boy Wrote:Here is a list

http://www.occucare.net/index.cfm/fuseac...s/State/CO

Thanks Bad Boy for posting that list. I did find a company that not only trains but and sells the computerized equipment. They are call BTE. I spoke to an intake coordinator, and since I will be paying for the test myself. She gave me a location that uses their equipment that is not far from my home...praise God! The cost is very reasonable, but since I have cardiac, and high blood pressure. I have to be cleared by my primary doc first. Something that the first W/C facility didn't request from my W/C doc.
I will pay your kindness forward.
Thanks again!

I don't think it is a forced requirement to have medical clearnce if the FCE was ordered by a doctor in the first place. Because if it were a doctor who ordered it, it is up to such doctor to say you should do it or not.
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lefty Wrote:Hi, it's me Lefty from Colorado.

If anyone can suggest where in Denver I can get a computerized functional capacity test done, please let me know!

My first test, I do not agree with the results. I am willing to pay (within reason) for a second test. But it must be computerized. If anyone could keep their ear to the ground on this one, an give me a heads up that would bless my day.

God bless, and thank you in advance!
What about the results of your original FCE do you disagree with?
 
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FreeBird, here, it is all right here; I would think they are...

http://www.workerscompensation.com/forum...?tid=10658
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You do know that the computerized one may not be all computerized right????

I know mine was not.
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. After going back to school, I received my degree as a mechanical engineer. What can I say, it was the only way I had to beat the system. 
 
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and you do know that NO FCE methodology,product or vendor has EVER been independently verified to have any kind of validity. A poll of Occupational medicine physicians once returned a result of "no clinical use" on the matter of FCE's.

Good luck

AQA Wrote:You do know that the computerized one may not be all computerized right????

I know mine was not.
 
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Cycler, I done the same things on a computer operated FCE as I done with a Human Operated FCE. The difference is, all the real time data is at hand, it is much fast to read heart beats and such. It will catch a heart beat going way to high faster then the human will.

AQA, I really don't know what you mean by that. I know I was connected the whole time.
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BB, look at my signature. The think about this.


I started out with the computer. Doing hand grip strenth, dead man lift, waist twisting from the right to the left, lifting from the waist while standing and a few others. Then I went on an obstical course ( no computer ) designed to test the limits of my back as it relates HVAC work. which consisted of working with my hands over my head, at waist level and kneeling. Then walking followed by pushing a sled with weights on it, walking up and down a ladder, lifting weights at different levels and other activities. I did that as long as I could. The whole time my heart rate was monitored, but there was no computer on the second half.

It may have something to do with the fact that the dr's. were using the FCE as a diagnostic tool also. I had a total of four FCEs, and they all were the same.

I hope that makes sence.
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. After going back to school, I received my degree as a mechanical engineer. What can I say, it was the only way I had to beat the system. 
 
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