Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Stop wondering what your employee can do; know for certain.

After a work injury, there may still be long term impairments.

How do you know if your employee is ready to return to work? Bring them back too soon and there’s a risk for reinjury.  Wait too long and you’ve wasted precious time and money.
 
The best way to know what someone can safely do is through a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

Most often performed after an injury, the FCE provides a comprehensive picture of an individual’s work capacity.

When all is done, the employee feels comfortable knowing what they can do, and the employer can match the job demands with work tolerance to make an educated decision about returning to work.

Functional capacity evaluations are also useful to guide rehabilitation plans or make disability determinations if return to full duty is not an option.

I am very grateful that I was sent to WorkSafe Physical Therapy. I am in much better shape physically and mentally than I was when I started here. I can tell that I am stronger.

We know that returning to work after an injury can be scary.

There are a lot of questions:

Let the therapists at WorkSafe Physical Therapy help answer those questions.  The staff will never ask workers to do more than they are comfortable doing.  All of the test items are performed in a safe manner, using standardized testing protocols.  Our goal is to provide you and your employees with a clear picture of their work capacity after the injury is healed.

1

Call to schedule an appointment.

Most appointments can be scheduled within a week.

2

Send over the job demands, if you have them.

Don’t worry if you don’t have the job demands. We’ll send a report that lists the employee’s current work capacity. You can compare that to the job description.

3

Review the report.

The report is usually available within 48 hours of completing the test.

Know for Certain!

The best way to know what someone can safely do is through a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).