Functional Capacity Evaluation

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is a set of tests that are used to identify a injured worker’s physical skills, functional capabilities, activity endurance, and work tolerances. The FCE is a 6-to-8-hour evaluation that is administered over one to two days by an occupational therapist or physical therapist.

Our evaluation usually includes physical testing and measurement of functional performance in a variety of areas including lifting, carrying, push/pull, and positional tolerances.

Results of the evaluation are used to provide recommendations about a patient’s ability to return to work, return to work with restrictions, or the need for accommodations to safely return to work.

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