Functional Capacity Evaluation

Functional Capacity Evaluation is an intensive short-term (usually one day) evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities. The primary assessments are related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility.

A certified professional will utilize the Functional Capacity Evaluation by issuing a series of standardized tests, designed around key factors that include diagnosis, impairment, pain and functional limitation, and referral questions. FCE’s primary focus and value is on functional ability, rather than pain reduction. It considers speed, flexibility, endurance, skill and strength through the use of functional testing, MTM, and standardized measurements to assess job-fit status.

Functional Capacity Evaluation is not only a useful clinical tool, but a baseline for industry-standard results that clearly define an individual’s transition from injury to employment, and from disability to deployment