When required for special cases the assessments, as listed below, are completed through
Care Management Group. Our roster of clinicians and specialists are experienced and highly
respected in their individual fields. We are dedicated to completing comprehensive and
objective evaluations that are focused on each patient’s needs. We ensure high quality reports
in a time and cost efficient manner.
A Care Management Group Orthopedic evaluation is indicated in the case of soft tissue injuries or traumatic
injuries to the bones, such as: fractures and dislocations; disturbances in joints, such as sprains,
torn cartilage, or strained ligaments; inflammation of muscle or connective tissues, such as
bursitis, myositis and tendonitis; strains, ruptured discs or curvatures; neck disorders, foot
disorders and muscular-skeletal conditions which restrict the claimant's ability to perform
activities of daily living.
A Care Management Group Psychological evaluation consists of an interview and standard written tests and
scoring which are used to investigate and understand how an accident has affected a patient's
emotional functioning and thought process. This evaluation leads to recommendations for
treatment, with the goal of returning the patient to normal pre-accident functioning. It is an
opportunity for the psychologist to provide initial feedback to a patient regarding their findings
and also suggest specific recommendations to assist that patient.
A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing
disorders of the brain and nervous system. A Care Management Group Neurological Evaluation consists of
testing of vision, strength, co-ordination, reflexes and sensation. A neurological evaluation is
indicated in cases of brain and spinal cord injuries, headache and migraine, back and neck pain,
chronic pain, sleep, tremor, peripheral or nerve disorders.
CHRONIC PAIN ASSESSMENT
The clinical assessment of a patient with chronic pain is a dynamic process with several specific
goals. Care Management Group chronic pain specialists assess not only the biological dimension, but the
psychological and social dimensions as well. This comprehensive evaluation ultimately leads to
the implementation and ongoing refinement of a comprehensive, yet targeted management
A Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Assessment consists of an extensive evaluation and
diagnosis tempormandibular joint conditions. Our Care Management Group specialists are trained in dentistry
and make recommendations for treatment with the goal of assisting patients in achieving normal
joint functioning as soon as possible.
A Care Management Group Physiatry evaluation consists of a thorough evaluation and diagnosis of
musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes including soft tissue, fibromyalgia and chronic
fatigue syndrome. Our Physiatrists spend extensive time interviewing and assessing the client
to determine if there is any measurable impairment. The report includes recommendations for
assisting the claimant return to pre-accident function as soon as possible.
A rheumatologist is a medical specialist who is qualified and experienced in the diagnosis and
treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, soft tissues and bones. A
rheumatology assessment involves the examination of the musculoskeletal system and allows
for recommendations for patient care and recovery.
An In-Home Assessment is conducted at the claimant's residence to identify pre-injury activities
of daily living, including personal care, housekeeping, home maintenance, transportation and
care giving. A Care Management Group assessment allows for evaluation of the claimant's ability to meet
functional requirements and make recommendations related to safety concerns, home layout
modifications, assistive devices or external assistance.
ATTENDANT CARE ASSESSMENT
An Attendant Care Needs Assessment is a detailed assessment of a client’s personal care
needs. Its goal is to determine the quantity and the complexity of assistance that the client will
require with personal care in order to be able to function effectively in his/her own environment. This will be reflected in a detailed Form 1, completed by a Care Management Group clinician. The Form 1 includes the calculated Attendant Care costs, which outline both the quantitative and qualitative
needs of the extra-assistance required.
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES EVALUATION
A Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) objectively determines the claimant's functional abilities
and restrictions (i.e. strength, dexterity, endurance, etc.). Care Management Group uses a state-of-the-art system for conducting FAE’s. The FAE matches the claimant's current performance
levels to the demands of their normal pre-accidents tasks of daily living and employment. The
evaluator assesses the claimant's range of motion, strength, balance, co-ordination,
cardiovascular condition and body mechanics to determine whether the claimant's present
functional capabilities match the physical demands of their work and or activities of daily living.
The Functional Abilities Evaluation can be used to make objective and reliable assessments of
a claimant's current condition. Care Management Group understands that early intervention is crucial in
achieving a credible and objective view of the claimant's functional status immediately after the
accident, and establishes the base for the patient's medical file.
A Care Management Group Work-site Analysis is conducted on-site to assess the essential duties and
corresponding physical demands of claimant's pre-accident occupation and work environment.
The analysis includes a comprehensive interview with the supervisor and a scientific
assessment of the worker's required activities. Based on an analysis of postural dynamics,
physical demands, body movement, and performance repetition, a comprehensive report is
produced. This report details all the physical demands of the employee's position, mobility and
strength requirements, in addition to identifying any potential hazards in the work site
environment, which are determined based on our clinicians’ extensive knowledge of accident
and injury causes.