Care Management Group - Services - assessments

By: Care Management Group  09-12-2011
Keywords: chronic pain, Psychological Evaluation, Emotional Functioning

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.


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 plan.


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.


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.


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.

Keywords: chronic pain, Emotional Functioning, Psychological Evaluation,

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