A medical assessment is performed when a confirmation of a diagnosis and prognosis is required. The assessment may also recommend a treatment plan which would assist the claimant to pre-injury / illness level of functioning. This assessment is conducted by a medical specialist specific to the type of injury / illness in question through a comprehensive interview and examination (as appropriate), and a review of file documentation.
The medical specialty concerned with the preservation, restoration, and development of form and function of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, spine. and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical methods.
The profession, scholarly discipline and science concerned with the behavior of humans, and related to mental and physiological processes.
An individual who specializes in physical medicine. A medical specialty concerned with physical agents, mechanical apparatus, and manipulation in rehabilitating physically diseased or injured patients.
A branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness.
The branch of medical science concerned with the various nervous systems (central, peripheral, and autonomic, plus the neuromuscular junction and muScle) and its disorders.
A specialty of psychology concerned with the study of the relationships between the brain and behavior, including the use of psychological tests and assessment techniques to diagnose specific cognitive and behavioral deficits and to prescribe rehabilitation strategies for their remediation.
The medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
The healing science and art concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the oral-tacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, and traumatic injuries thereof.
The medical specialty concerned with the eye, its diseases and disorders.
The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.