Comprehensive Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Comprehensive Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) 2017-11-06T20:51:43+00:00

A comprehensive evaluation of physical ability and residual functional capacity to perform work. The results can be used for determining work restrictions, job search, disability benefits eligibility, vocational rehabilitation plan recommendations or legal claims settlement.

includes…

  • Medical history and records review
  • Work history
  • Medications
  • Physical movement
  • Range of motion & strength
  • Agility & balance
  • Grip & pinch strength
  • Visual acuity
  • Fine motor dexterity (speed and accuracy)
  • Manual dexterity (speed and accuracy)
  • Fingering and handling (stamina and endurance)
  • Movement and positional tolerance
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and carry
  • Effort and consistency of performance
  • Job specific tests

…for 20-years, we have been using FCEs to guide decision making regarding work capacity. It is one of the best ways to see a person in action performing goal directed activities. For the trained clinician, who understands and can analyze motor and performance patterns, and who understands the world of work, this is the best method to identifying a person’s workability. Where else can you see that, in a 10-30-minute medical office visit? Determining workability requires a linear thinking clinician like the type they have at MEASURAbilities.