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New Hires

Through WorkSteps, Goldsboro Physical Therapy offers 3 tests designed to be administered before a prospective employee begins working in his/her position.

Pre-Offer Agility Testing

A Pre-Offer Agility Test is used to determine whether a prospective employee has the physical ability to safely perform the position for which he/she is being considered. During this test, the prospective employee does not provide a medical history, but instead only performs physical tasks relevant to the job he/she is applying for. A Pass/Fail is solely determined by the applicant’s ability to meet the essential function requirements.

Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Testing

A Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Test is used to determine whether a prospective employee can safely perform the essential job requirements necessary in completing the position they have been offered. This is the most common Pre-Employment test and it is performed after the employer has made an official offer to the candidate, but before he/she begins employment. The Comprehensive Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Test includes the following components:

  • A review of the candidates medical history
  • A series of comprehensive medical measurements
  • Strength measures
  • Dynamic lifting & progressive lifting sequence
  • Cardiovascular condition, including blood pressure, heart rate, recovery and risk assessment
  • Essential job functions testing demonstrating the capability to safely perform the essential functions of his or her job.
  • The information gathered through the post-offer employment testing will document and quantify pre-existing conditions and cumulative traumas, and is invaluable when used as a baseline for comparison should there ever be an injury and/or rehabilitation necessary.

Upper Quadrant/Carpal Tunnel

An Upper Quadrant/Carpal Tunnel Test is used to determine the capability of the prospective employee in relationship to repetitive job function, as opposed to testing physical strength. This test may be done in correlation with a Post-offer, Pre-Employment Test, the Fit-for Duty (for injured workers), or independently as its own stand alone test.