Steve Allison, PT, DPT Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Disability Evaluation and Physical Therapy

Specialty Focus:

Functional Capacity Evaluation, FCE, Job Analysis, Disability Evaluation, Work Capacity, Functional Impairment, Functional Limitation, Physical Limitation, Activities of Daily Living Assessment, Loss of Enjoyment of Life Activities, Pain Behavior Assessment, Performance Validity


DPT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences; MHS, PT, LSU Medical Center; BS, PT, LSU Medical Center

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Additional Information

Dr. Allison is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified orthopedic physical therapist, and certified DOT medical examiner. Dr. Allison has more than 28 years of clinical practice experience specializing in functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) for cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, long term disability, and Social Security disability claims. He has performed more than 5,000 FCEs to more objectively quantify and qualify the severity of an individual's occupational disability, credibility of pain behavior, physical impairments with participation in basic activities of daily living, and loss of enjoyment of life activities. Dr. Allison was the lead author of the Functional Capacity Evaluation Best Practice Guidelines adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2018. He has authored/contributed to 10 articles and given 15 presentations at national, state, and local post-professional continuing education conferences related to best practices in functional capacity evaluations and job analyses. Dr. Allison has been accepted as an expert witness in various Federal and State court jurisdictions in functional capacity evaluations, job analysis, and orthopedic physical therapy.