The Freedman Group began in 2000, specializing in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations, and since has expanded into one of the Atlanta areas' most reputable Occupational Therapy practices. 

 

  • Each patient’s performance, treatment, and evaluation is reviewed by the entire evaluation team so that everyone is well-connected to the case. Only licensed occupational and physical therapists (no techs or aides) who have been extensively trained in workplace injury are utilized. 
  • Two dynamic evaluation and work simulation systems are connected to the clinic’s work—The ARCON and BTE Systems. Both are connected to large databases of normative data and have extensive bibliographies of support (copies available on request).
  • The Freedman Group attempts to connect with every patient. A variety of tools and worker materials are available for use. Hard hats, work boots, and actual therapist on-site photography are displayed throughout the clinic. This helps the worker connect with the fact that our therapists are hand’s-on, in-the-field savvy, not just in-clinic evaluators. 

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Professional Staff

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Peggy Freedman
Owner, Occupational Therapist

Jan Wilson
Receptionist

 

Qualifications

Peggy Freedman has been an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years. She is President of The Freedman Group - a practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of injured workers with a specific focus on Validity Testing, Return-to-Work and Case Closure issues.

She can often be seen driving bulldozers, manufacturing steel or plywood, walking on construction girders, paving roads, picking warehouse orders, doing computer data processing, call center phone answering or even working in large commercial kitchens. Peggy uses her extensive fieldwork to understand critical demands of work, which, in turn, has helped hundreds of employers and insurance companies design ergonomically correct workstations, as well as prevent cumulative trauma and back injuries.

A sought-after speaker, she is a frequent guest lecturer at Brenau University School of Occupational Therapy and has spoken at Georgia Tech on cumulative trauma and ergonomics. She has been the featured speaker for The Georgia Occupational Therapy Association, The Workers’ Compensation Law Institute, “The State Workers’ Compensation Seminar”, The Association of Georgia Occupational Health Nurses, the Veterans Administration, The Private Rehab Suppliers of Georgia, and CNN News.  Her topics include “The Role of the Occupational Therapist in the Workers’ Compensation System”, “Proper Treatment Sequence for the Industrially Injured Worker”, “What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation”, “Cumulative Trauma”, “How to Manage the Injured Worker”, “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy” and“Osteoporosis and Exercise”.

Peggy has performed over 4,000 Functional Capacity Evaluations and more than 30,000 treatments in a wide array of settings including industrial sites, private practice, hospitals, home health, and nursing homes. She evaluates and treats orthopedic injuries, hand injuries, mastectomy related problems, cerebral vascular accidents, geriatric issues, complex multiple disabilities, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic head injuries, cumulative trauma and others.

Her extensive reliance on validity testing, assessing “the whole person,” and her “tell it as she sees it” policy has been singled out by the legal community. She is called upon frequently, as an expert witness, in disability, workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, by both defendant as well as claimant law firms.

Her strong advocacy for providing an essential forum for the entire rehab team working on a case has been called “...the most thorough and best approach with a higher probability of returning someone to work quicker and permanently.”

Prior to opening The Freedman Group, Peggy was practicing with Progressive Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (a Beverly/Matrix Rehabilitation Company), Rehab Diagnostics, and The South Cobb Center for Orthopedic Rehabilitation. She was involved in the initial set-up of the first CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) in Southwest Florida and a pioneer in work conditioning/work hardening programs.

Her client list has included:  Georgia PacificGeorgia PowerNational Services IndustriesThe Coca-Cola CompanySprintSouthwireCIBA VisionScientific AtlantaC.W. MatthewsThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAtlantic SteelLockheedGeneral MotorsBoise CascadeMarriott CorporationUnisysFord, and MARTA, as well as a myriad of rehabilitation and insurance companies and many law firms.

Peggy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from The Medical College of Georgia and has been on the staffs of several Georgia Hospitals. 

Open Positions

The following employment opportunities are currently available at The Freedman Group. If you are interested, please submit the form below.


Occupational Therapist

Well established small, privately owned Occupational/Physical Therapy practice specializing in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Hardening, Home Assessments and orthopedic evaluation and treatment is seeking a committed, energetic individual to join our team.  Our treatment approach is based on one-on-one care with no patient treatment quotas and only quality care.  We care about our staff and our patients.

So say goodbye to the corporate demands of more and more patient treatments, more pressure for revenue and profits, etc. and e-mail your resume. You won’t be disappointed!

  • No Managed Care Pressure
  • No Patient Visit Quotas
  • Just Quality Care, Your Way

We offer a competitive compensation package including salary and benefits package!

  • Location: Marietta  
  • Compensation: salary and benefits
  • Principals only. Recruiters please do not contact
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact about other services, products or commercial interests
     

Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited college with a degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy
  • Excellent analysis and writing skills
  • Current state license
  • Outgoing and energetic personality

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