City of Topeka Achieves 75% Decrease in Average Incurred Injury Claim Costs with Onsite Services

When the City of Topeka was searching for a partner to assist with better evaluation and selection of candidates suited for the demands of physical employment, they looked to ARC Physical Therapy+.

As a licensed WorkSTEPS provider of Post Offer Employment Tests, ARC Physical Therapy+ was the perfect match. The team at ARC Physical Therapy+ performed functional job analyses for various occupations within the City in order to create the post-offer tests. Together with the City, they continued to assist with the development and administration of the existing process.

“ARC Physical Therapy+ is committed to providing quality care, excellent customer service, injury prevention and the best outcomes for injured workers and their employer,” Shannon Langston, Risk Program Manager for the City of Topeka, said. “Since working with them, our average incurred workers’ compensation claim costs have decreased by nearly 75 percent!”

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ARC Physical Therapy+ provides a variety of onsite services for the City of Topeka, including:

  • Job analyses
  • Post offer employment testing
  • Fit for duty testing, occupational
  • Physical therapy
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Early intervention program

“Onsite services are a great way to be proactive in building a healthier workforce, as well as providing the continuum of care that ARC Physical Therapy+ offers,” John Stollberg, ARC Physical Therapy+ Topeka Clinic Director, said. “It allows us to provide multiple services that can be personalized to any type of need an employer may have.”

Since working with ARC Physical Therapy+, the City of Topeka’s average incurred workers’ compensation claim costs have decreased by nearly 75 percent, from $13,382 in 2015 to $3,375 in 2018.

When injuries do occur, proper job analyses allow therapists to know exactly what each job position entails and better equip them to rehab injured workers back to their unique job demands.

In 2019, one City of Topeka worker suffered a major work-related injury that required home care.

“When I asked ARC Physical Therapy+ if they could provide home visits for a short period to our injured worker, they did not hesitate to step up to meet our demands,” Shannon said.

The partnership with ARC Physical Therapy+ has been popular with City of Topeka employees and administration alike.

“Many City of Topeka employees have been pleased with the variety of services we offer that ensure they get the best possible outcome.” John said. “They really value the job analyses, ergonomics and our current early intervention process in particular.”

To learn more about onsite services and see if they are right for your company, contact us at (913) 831-2721 or email Tonya Knoettgen at

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