Employment Testing

For over 10 years Back at Work Physical Therapy has provided effective Post-Offer Pre-employment testing programs for many local and national employers. Our medically-safe, legally-compliant, scientific, and objective tests match a prospective worker’s physical abilities to the physical demands of the job. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are trained to assess a potential employees for their ability to perform the essential functions and physical demands of the jobs for which they are being considered. As licensed providers of the WorkSteps Testing program we are part of a national network of clinics capable of helping you hire the right person capable of doing the job without injury.

What is a Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)?

The post offer test is a comprehensive medical and functional test to determine if a candidate, when given a contingentoffer, can perform the demands of the job and also documents baseline information about the candidate.

When should this be used?

  • For job-specific testing of the applicant’s ability to perform physical work
  • For baseline information that should be used in the event of treatment of the injured worker

What is a Fit for Duty Test?

Test of essential physical demands to ensure safe work capability and confirm that the employee is able to performessential job functions

When should this be used?

  • When there is a reasonable belief that the ability to perform the essential job functions has beenimpaired due to medical condition
  • When there is a request for a reasonable accommodation

What is a Physical Agility Test?

Test conducted on all employees in a given position to reassess safe performance of essential job demands

When should this be used?

  • Reoccurring physical testing based upon employer needs
  • Internal transfer to a new position