Assistive Devices and In-Home Modifications Service
A follow-up to ACE's In-Home Assessment and Fall Risk Assessment, our Assistive Devices and In-Home Modifications Service helps individuals by implementing the recommendations made by the assessor in their homes. Our team will supply and install any needed assisted devices inside your home and will educate you on their usage.
Attendant Care Assessments
An Attendant Care Assessment is an In-Home Assessment to determine the types of assistance which a person needs in order to complete activities of daily living (ADLs).
Case Management Services
Case Management Services provide an organization with a designated healthcare provider (i.e. the case manager) to monitor the return-to-function process (e.g. work and activities of daily living) and facilitate communications between relevant stakeholders such as the employee, the organization and any treatment providers.
Chiropractic
The practice of chiropractic is the assessment of conditions related to the spine, nervous system and joints and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment, primarily by adjustment of: dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or functions of the spine and the effects of those dysfunctions or disorders on the nervous system; and dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or functions of the joints.
Cognitive Demands Analyses (CDAs)
CDAs evaluate the cognitive, emotional and psychological demands of a specific job.
Dental/TMJ
The practice of dentistry is the assessment of the physical condition of the oral-facial complex and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of any disease, disorder or dysfunction of the oral-facial complex, such as the determination of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).
Dermatology
Dermatologists specialize in the hair, nails, skin and its diseases.
Diagnostics
ACE can arrange for third-party diagnostic testing to aid in the diagnosis of ongoing and persistent disorders. Services that may be arranged included: Biopsy, Blood Work, Bone Scan, CT Scan (Computerized Tomography Scan), DNA, Drug Testing, ECG (Electrocardiogram), EMG (Electromyography), GI (Gastrointenstinal) Testing, Laboratory Tests, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Mammograms, NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity), Total Body Scan, Ultrasound, X-Ray.
Dietitian
The practice of dietetics is the assessment of nutrition and nutritional conditions and the treatment and prevention of nutrition related disorders by nutritional means.
Disability
Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
Disability is thus not just a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person's body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers.
People with disabilities have the same health needs as non-disabled people – for immunization, cancer screening etc. They also may experience a narrower margin of health, both because of poverty and social exclusion, and also because they may be vulnerable to secondary conditions, such as pressure sores or urinary tract infections. Evidence suggests that people with disabilities face barriers in accessing the health and rehabilitation services they need in many settings.
Definition from the World Health Organization, http://www.who.int/topics/disabilities/en/
Educational Seminars
Educational Health and Wellness Seminars may be arranged for your company or organization on topics such as, but not limited to: managing mental health in the workplace, incorporating fitness into the workday, bereavement, managing illness and nutrition. Seminars are facilitated by ACE's team of knowledgeable medical professionals and may be customized according to your needs.
Ergonomic Services
Ergonomic Reviews and Assessments can prevent or minimize repetitive strain injuries. Ergonomic risk factors are identified on-site and reports will outline any recommended modifications. Simple modifications can occur during the assessment.
Fall-Risk Assessments
Fall-Risk Assessments specifically assess an individuals and their home environments to determine any possible safety concerns with respect to falling and provide recommendations to help minimize the risk of falling.
Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAEs)
During an FAE, a person will undergo a series of standardized functional tests to objectively measure their physical abilities in accordance with the tested functions.
General Health Screenings
General Health Screenings identify risk factors to prevent chronic disease, e.g. cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose and fitness.
General Practice
A General Practitioner, also known as the Family Doctor, is a physician whose practice is not oriented to a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages.
Hematology
Hematologists specialize in the study and treatment of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases.
Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
An IME is a thorough, objective and unbiased assessment of a person's health condition. Examinations are performed by either physical or mental health professionals, depending on an individual's health condition.
In-Home Assessments
In-Home Assessments are completed by a regulated healthcare practitioner, such as an occupational therapist or a registered nurse to observe and assess an individual's home environment. In-Home Assessments help to determine eligibility for benefits such as attendant care, housekeeping and home maintenance, caregiving, non-earner as well as to identify rehabilitation needs and make recommendations to reduce stressors or sources of fatigue.
Insurer Examinations (IEs)
An auto insurance claimant will be examined at a convenient, professional location by the appropriate medical and/or health professional(s), depending on their health condition and accident-related impairment(s). ACE's qualified assessors will review the history of any health conditions and the provided medical documentation to relate the claimant's status to the accident in question and to objectively answer questions required by the referral source.
Internal Medicine
An Internist is a specialist trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of diseases involving all organ systems, and is proficient in the medical management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. An Internist cares for hospitalized and ambulatory patients.
Job Site Assessments (JSAs)
A JSA is completed on-site at the place of employment and reviews the physical demands that a specific employee must be able to complete in order to safely perform a job.
Kinesiology
The practice of kinesiology is the assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance.
Labour Market Surveys
A Labour Market Survey reviews the current job market for the vocational needs of individuals including salary, locations, hours, skills, etc. in the event of downsizing, injury, career transition, etc.
Medical File Reviews
A Medical File Review can provide valuable medical advice to support important case decision-making. A Medical File Review is performed by the relevant clinical expert through a thorough review of the provided documentation. The medical expert will complete a comprehensive report outlining the progression of the case and recommend possible next steps.
Neurology
A Neurologist is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of patients with diseases of the human nervous system. The nervous system encompasses the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Components of the neurological examination include assessment of the patient's cognitive function, cranial nerves, motor strength, sensation, reflexes, coordination and gait.
Neuropsychiatry
Neuropsychiatry addresses mental disorders caused by diseases of the nervous system.
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery is dedicated to the diagnosis, surgical and nonsurgical management of congenital abnormalities, trauma and diseases affecting the nervous system, its blood supply, and supporting structures.
Occupational Physician Services
Occupational physicians work towards promoting and maintaining workers' physical, mental and social well-being. ACE can provide an occupational health physician to assess, review and recommend industry needs to eliminate program gaps and strengthen your current health and safety programs.
Occupational Therapy
The practice of occupational therapy is the assessment of function and adaptive behaviour and the treatment and prevention of disorders which affect function or adaptive behaviour to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment function or adaptive behaviour in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is a specialty concerned with the screening, diagnosis and management of optical, medical and surgical disorders and diseases of the eye, its adjacent structures and the visual pathways. Because ophthalmologists can perform operations on the eyes, they are considered both surgical and medical specialists.
Optometry
The practice of optometry is the assessment of the eye and vision system and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of: disorders of refraction; sensory and oculomotor disorder and dysfunctions of the eye and vision system; prescribed diseases.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgeons maintain and restore proper function of the musculoskeletal system in patients of all ages. They use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours, and congenital disorders.
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Otolaryngology is a specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of the ear, upper respiratory system, and larynx. In addition, otolaryngologists perform surgery/surgical care of the head and neck.
Paediatric and Psychoeducational Assessments
These assessments offer appropriate resources and treatment to children who may be suffering from health and psychological issues, cognitive and/or learning difficulties.
Physiatry
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is concerned with comprehensive diagnosis, medical management and rehabilitation of people with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and associated disabilities. Physiatrists restore optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues and nervous system, like ABI patients for example.
Physical Demands Analyses (PDAs)
A PDA is an analysis of a job to quantify and evaluate the physical, cognitive and environmental demands of the essential and nonessential tasks of a job.
Physiotherapy
The practice of physiotherapy is the assessment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardio respiratory systems, the diagnosis of diseases or disorders associated with physical dysfunction, injury or pain and the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention or relief of physical dysfunction, injury or pain to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment function and promote mobility.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgeons focus on the management of complex composite tissue defects.
Post-Offer Pre-Placement Screenings
Post-Offer Pre-Placement Screenings are essential for effective risk management by confirming that an individual is physically-able to complete the job that he or she has been offered.
Private Rehabilitation Assessment and Treatment
For those seeking a private opinion and/or treatment beyond the scope of provincial health coverage, ACE offers healthcare consultation and treatment services provided by various specialists.
Psychiatry
A Psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatry is concerned with assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders alone, or as they coexist with other medical or surgical disorders across the life span.
Psychology
The practice of psychology is the assessment of behavioural and mental conditions, the diagnosis of neuropsychological disorders and dysfunctions and psychotic, neurotic and personality disorders and dysfunctions and the prevention and treatment of behavioural and mental disorders and dysfunctions and the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning.
Psychometry
A psychometrist administers and scores psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist.
Radiology
Radiology employs the use of imaging to both diagnose and treat disease visualized within the body.
Registered Massage Therapy
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain.
Social Environment Screenings
Social Environment Screenings offer appropriate resources and treatment to reduce anxiety and fatigue at home. A social worker, occupational therapist or registered nurse will observe and assess an individual's home environment or home office, making recommendations to reduce stressors and causes of fatigue.
Social Work
The profession of social work means the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of individual through the use of social work knowledge, skills, interventions and strategies, to assist individual in achieving optimum psychosocial and social functioning.
Speech Language Pathology
The practice of speech-language pathology is the assessment of speech and language functions and the treatment and prevention of speech and language dysfunctions or disorders to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment oral motor or communicative functions.
Transferable Skills Analyses
A Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) assesses which of a person's skills may be used in future employment.
Transitional Services
Transitional Services provide assistance towards reintegration into the workforce and adapting to retirement. These services include: Labour Market Surveys, Transferable Skills Analyses, Vocational Assessments, psychological support, budgeting assistance, financial and estate planning as well as education on healthy living.
Urology
Urologists specialize in the study and treatment of the surgical and medical diseases of the urinary tract system and male reproductive organs.
Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgeon is concerned with the diagnosis and management of congenital and acquired diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic circulatory systems. This is exclusive of the vessels intrinsic to the heart, the intracranial vessels, and the thoracic aorta, where surgery would require cardiopulmonary pump support.
Vocational Assessments
A Vocational Assessment determines the best fit for employment by considering a person's current health status, past experience, education, personality and work preferences.
Vocational Rehabilitation 
The practice of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals involves the assessment, evaluation and identification of persons who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, vocational disability in order to develop and execute vocational rehabilitation and return-to-work plans designed to achieve or restore optimum vocational outcomes. These outcomes are achieved through the application of knowledge, skills, interventions and strategies that are unique to the discipline and profession of vocational rehabilitation.
Work Hardening Services
Using outlined job duties, such as a physical demands analysis report, a work hardening program will set specific goals and tailor rehabilitation towards optimizing the physical, functional, behavioural and vocational needs required to meet the demands of a person's job. A relevant disability assessment (e.g. FAE, physiotherapy, occupational therapy assessment) provides the direction required for the work hardening program. If work hardening cannot be completed at the job site, work hardening conditioning and rehabilitation can be completed at another location, e.g. a clinic.