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IPMS 2022 Iowa Heartland Meeting : Functional Capacity Evaluation: Determining disability and medical impairment ratings


Functional Capacity Evaluation: Determining disability and medical impairment ratings by "Bruce Bednar, OTF/L, CHT CWCE- Part of the 2022 Iowa Heartland Conference


  • This course provides for .6 CECH
  • Estimated time to complete the activity - This is a 30 minute program with the quiz and survey. The entire program will take approximately 0.75 hours to complete
  • The course was originally released in 2022
  • There is a post assesment quiz and a survery at the end of the event. A score of 76% or better is required to pass the course.

  • Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Describe the methods for determining ability of return to work. vs disability.
  • 2. Demonstrate methods for determining impairment rating in the foot/ankle.
  • 3. Apply the information to case studies of foot/ankle patients.
  • Course Staff

    Bruce Bednar, OTF/L, CHT CWCE

    About the Speaker:

    Bruce Bednar, OTF/L, CHT CWCE

    Bruce is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Nebraska since 2001. Bruce grew up in rural central Nebraska, completed undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2001. Mr. Bednar became a Certified Hand Therapist through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission in 2007. He began completing Functional Capacity Evaluations as part of his practice in 2002, and Medical Impairment Ratings since 2008. Bruce has testified as an expert witness for multiple workman’s compensation and personal injury cases. Bruce is a therapist and partner at Lincoln Orthopedic Physical Therapy in Lincoln, NE since 2003. Mr. Bednar is trained and certified in various FCE systems used nationally and internationally, including the Blankenship (2002), Ergo Science (2004), Matheson Certified Work Capacity Evaluator (2007), XRTS 2014. He is a certified EPIC Lift examiner. Bruce and his wife, Amy, live just outside of Lincoln with their daughter and son.


    Free for Attendees of the 2022 IPMS Heartland Conference $25 for all others

    Intended Audience : Podiatrists

    Refund Policy

    No refunds are available for online courses

    Compliance Statement

    In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of faculty, planning committee, or any others who have influence over the content of this educational activity must be disclosed to program participants.

    Commercial Interests: None for this course.

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    CMEonline is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. CMEonline has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.6 continuing education contact hours.