EPIC Lift Capacity (ELC) Test
The ELC is a six-stage progressive test of lift capacity developed by a team headed by Leonard Matheson, PhD, and is specifically designed to evaluate persons with medical impairments…
Citations to research published about the ELC
Dr. Leonard Matheson demonstrates the use of the ELC test (YouTube video).
Comparison: Progressive Isoinertial Life Evaluation, WEST Standard Evaluation, and EPIC Lift Capacity Test
The Progressive Isoinertial Lift Evaluation (PILE) and the EPIC Lift Capacity (ELC) test were both based on the WEST Standard Evaluation (WSE) developed by Leonard N. Matheson, PhD, at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California, in the 1970s.
A chart (PDF) comparing the ELC to the IWS, Lechner, Blankenship, WSE, and PILE across multiple features.
ELC Questions and Answers