Work Ability Evaluation (WAE)

What is a WAE?Chubby WAE

The Work Ability Evaluation is a 1/2 day objective assessment of physical tolerances and ability to perform work.

When is it used?

  • As an early intervention tool for individuals who are not experiencing typical injury recovery and have not returned to work.
  • When rehabilitation has plateaued.
  • When Return-to-work program progression is hampered by physical difficulties and pain.

What does the brief summary report provide?

  • Current work potential.
  • Work abilities and job-demands mismatch.
  • Extent of ongoing physical limitations.
  • Recommendations for rehab professionals, employers, unions or insurance providers regarding rehab and work readiness planning, and work modification options.
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