Multidisciplinary assessments are completed by the following health care professionals:
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- D. Psychologists
- Rehabilitation Coordinators
The purpose of the multidisciplinary assessment is to:
- Determine and verify accurate diagnosis of the client’s condition.
- Assess physical, medical, functional and psychosocial status of the client.
- Identify indicators of chronic disability in the specific client’s situation and recommend appropriate intervention.
- Review the client’s medical management, rehabilitation participation, and treatment outcomes to date.
- Assess the client's functional and work capabilities.
- Review, as necessary, a job analysis for a client and the potential for a graduated return to work program.
The assessment team will develop recommendations which may include referral for further assessment by appropriate specialists, and/or the treatment of the client with specialized services such as, but not limited to:
- physical conditioning
- pain management and stress management
- treatment by an interdisciplinary team at the secondary rehabilitation program level
- tertiary interdisciplinary program treatment
- a return to normal activity plan