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Return-to-Work Physical Capability Assessment

Employees returning from extended absences due to medical reasons pose unique challenges for businesses. Our Return-to-Work Physical Capability Assessment ensures they're fit to resume duties without risking re-injury.


Every year, employees across the country experience injuries that force them to miss work. That missed time and productivity is a major expense for employers, and the fear of reinjury is real for both employees and their managers. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are particularly troublesome. 

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for almost 400,000 injuries every year. [Bureau of Labor Statistics] 

  • U.S. Businesses lost an estimated $47.4 billion each year from lost wages and productivity alone. [National Safety Council] 

  • MSD cases require 38% more lost time days than the average illness or injury. [Bureau of Labor Statistics] 

DataFit partners with businesses to evaluate their injured workers’ ability to safely perform the essential functions of the job. Businesses benefit from the knowledge that previously injured workers can return to peak performance without increased chance of reinjury. Meanwhile, employees can return to work knowing the company cares about their well-being and safety. 

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Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace that puts employees in positions where they can succeed. DataFit uses a methodical, data-backed procedure supported by decades of experience and results. Each step of this process is designed to provide employers with the analysis they need to know if an employee is fully ready to return to work without added chances of injury or other costly setbacks. 

  • Job Evaluation: DataFit works closely with employers to determine the physical standards for each position. Employers are in control of their hiring criteria, allowing them to set return-to-work targets based on their comfort level for risk and ROI. 

  • Individual Assessments: DataFit uses modern, reliable tools to produce precise results. Our rigorous, evidence-based assessment process takes less than 45 minutes and can be done at hundreds of convenient locations through our nationwide provider network. 

  • Personal Intervention: DataFit gives existing employees the support they need to improve their own well-being. Employees are given access to our proprietary Fitness TrackerTM intervention program to encourage them to improve their muscular health in the comfort of their home or local fitness center. 

  • Unbiased Reporting: Every candidate goes through the same process so that we can deliver objective results in a safe and legally defensible manner. Once assessments are complete, we deliver clear, factual reports offering actionable insights for employers. 
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Why DataFit is the Right Choice for Return-to-Work Assessments

When employers need return-to-work assessments they can trust, they turn to the leader in muscular health assessments. DataFit has a proven track record for delivering results, all thanks to the following factors. 

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Our Experience

DataFit has decades of experience in supporting sustainable workforces. In that time, we’ve developed the largest knee and shoulder isokinetic database in the industry to help employers make critical choices based on real data. 

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Objective Analysis

DataFit delivers critical data based on science. Every assessment is built on unbiased, data-centric evaluations to determine whether someone can safely return to work or not. 

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Regulatory Adherence

DataFit’s assessments are built to meet or exceed any industry regulations and standards. Our processes are reviewed by labor lawyers to help employers make safe, legally defensible hiring decisions. 

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Return on Investment

DataFit helps employers save money by supporting a more sustainable workforce. Our programs generate an average return-on-investment of $5 for every $1 invested. 

Want to know how much your business can save? Use our online ROI calculator to receive an estimate of savings based on only a few datapoints. 

Make Your Workforce More Cost-Effective with DataFit

Employees should only return to work when they’re truly ready. Partner with DataFit to protect your workforce and save money at the same time.

Contact us today about Return-to-Work Assessments.