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Occupational/Physical Performance Testing

What is an O/PPT?
An O/PPT is a resource to provide objective return to work information following an accident or injury. This test assists the practitioner in determining the patient’s ability to return to work and/or establishing work restrictions. Functional testing is performed to match the injured worker to their duties and essential functions of their specific job. This test requires a physician’s order.
Why order an O/PPT?
  • Return to work status (including full duty, modified/transitional duty)
  • Case settlement
  • Disability status
Components of the O/PPT:
  • Medical record review
  • Musculoskeletal screening
  • Physical ability testing
  • Graded Strength Activities (lifting | carrying | pushing | pulling)
  • Positional Tolerance Activities (standing | sitting | stooping)
  • Mobility Activities (walking | crawling | climbing)
  • Dexterity
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Endurance
Physician Report Includes:
  • Overall Functional Ability Level
  • Physical Abilities Summary
  • Consistency of Effort Information
  • Job Match Information
  • Recommendations, if requested


For more information on Occupational & Physical Performance Testing, call 618-847-8256


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