Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) injuries are principally caused by a mismatch between the physical ability of workers and physical job demands. Therefore, the ability of an employer to properly match workers’ abilities to their physical job demands is a direct correlation to the frequency and severity of MSD injuries in the workplace.


Cost Reduction Technologies (CRT) provides a systematic method for reducing musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries and related claim costs through objective employment screening.

Types of Tests:


The CRT the pre-employment test measures knee, shoulder, and trunk strength, endurance, and range of motion. These components are calculated by our proprietary formula to create a Body Index Score (BIS). The BIS is correlated to the Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. By matching an individual's physical functional strength, functional endurance, and functional range of motion to the physical demands of the job, CRT is shown to be successful in reducing the risk of injury.

Joint Comparison

A post-injury test completed as part of the initial injury assessment and periodically throughout rehabilitation that compares an injured joint to its opposing uninjured joint. The joint comparison is typically administered prior to each physician visit to help determine progress, or lack there of. CRT clinicians can compare the post-injury strength to the non-injured joint, a baseline test if available, or to CRT normative data. Test evaluations can validate injury, determine strength deficit compared to baseline, or to normative strength based on gender, age, and body weight.

Functional Capacity Return-to-Work Evaluation (FCE)/Return to Work Evaluation

An FCE measures the muscle strength and range of motion for the knees, shoulders, and trunk and typically is administered prior to being released by the physician to return to work. CRT provides test analysis and results directly to the treating physician with copies to third party claims administrators and internal departments as specified by the Employer. Each report provides an evaluation of the employees' injured joint and overall body strength.