FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION (FCE)
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
What Is the FCE?
Functional Capacity Exam (FCE) evaluates an employee's ability to perform their job tasks. The software analyzes the injured employee's health status, needs and restrictions, degree of impairment, and ability to return to work. It easily detects malingering and symptom magnification. The detail rich FCE report delivers scientifically determined, accurate assessment of the individual's health and capabilities.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The individual will complete a set of 7 tests between a 2 to 4 hour period under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
The tests focus on determining the measurements during these particular movements:
Push and pull power
How long one can stand or walk
Flexibility and reaching
Grasping and holding capabilities
If you are scheduled for an FCE, make sure you wear comfortable clothes (i.e. athletic wear) and bring a bottle of water as the tests do cause fatigue.
Rigorous. Comprehensive. Peer-Reviewed.
FCE report is quantitative and rooted in peer-reviewed research. It measures every physical factor from grip strength to sit-stand tolerance. No guesswork involved! Just a report you can trust.
HOW IT WORKS
An FCE is executed for the purpose of the Physical Therapist to make their recommendations on the physical status of the individual. Their recommendations will include one of the following for the individual; be able to return to work, continue Physical Therapy, consider Surgery, or be treated as a Maximum Medical Improvement individual. These options will allow the individual to make an informed decision to help prevent reinjuring themselves.
FCE report is a legally defensible document you can stand behind confidently. Extensive footnotes and quantitative data make it rock-solid in court.