Medical-legal and Insurance examinations

and Independent Insurance Examinations

Comprehensive or targeted psycho­vocational, vo­ca­tion­al reha­bilitation, functional ability, psy­cho­ed­u­ca­tion­al, kine­si­ology, occupational therapy, chi­ro­prac­tic and psychological assessments can be arranged. Common issues under con­sid­er­a­tion relate to:

Read Clinic has been conducting Medical-legal and Insurer examinations for over 4 decades. Our clinic staff are very experienced in addressing matters important to personal injury and long-term disability claims. Senior clinicians are experienced as well in examination of issues related to medical malpractice, or abuse issues. Referral may be made for either clinical examination or document review. Telephone consultation on examination findings, or following document review, preliminary to report preparation, can be arranged as requested.

Where more in-depth evaluation of complex psycho­logical/adjustment issues is necessary in medical legal matters, a 3–5 treatment/assessment sessional structure can be arranged which allows the clinician to explore more substantively emotional and behavioral factors bearing on disability, functionality and long-term adjustment; this is usually followed by consultation with the referrer, and upon request, a report may be generated.

Senior professional staff have extensive experience in providing expert testimony to Insurance Tribunals, and to the courts.

The Clinic has performed Functional Ability Examinations since 1980. These are conducted by clinic kinesiologists, chiropractors or phys­i­o­ther­a­pists with many years experience in personal injury examinations for Insurers, cor­po­ra­tions and law firms. Functional Ability Examinations (FAE) can be arranged in 1, 2, or 3 day formats. The extended ex­am­i­na­tions are designed to appraise in greater depth patient functionality and tolerances under con­di­tions more closely ap­prox­i­mating everyday life and work. Functional ability testing is often rec­om­mended to be conducted in concert with re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion psychological examinations, ex­am­in­ing cli­ni­cians thereafter case conferencing their findings, seeking where possible consensus of opinion on issues related to train­a­bil­i­ty, em­ploy­a­bil­i­ty level, capacity to engage in normal activities of daily living, home making and home maintenance tasks, social and recreational pursuits.

Ergonomic, Worksite Assessment and In-Home Examinations can be arranged, with specific at­ten­tion to accomodations, legal and claims issues.