Functional Capacity Evaluation

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation

When you have been injured at work, it shouldn't be a guessing game as to whether or not you are ready to make a full return to work without specific restrictions. When a professional athlete is injured, a team of physicians, therapists and trainers will put the athlete through a series of tests in order to determine if they are truly ready to return to practice and competition.  You deserve the same type of attention if you are someone who has been injured on the job. Part of this process may include a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). An FCE is an intensive (usually one or two days) evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility.  FCE is an invaluable tool that may help answer questions regarding a client's ability to return to work in a specific job or appropriate next step options for rehabilitation. FCEs are also valuable for addressing general work ability beyond a specific job.

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is an independent, privately owned Physical Therapy practice. We are committed to performing fair, objective and concise evaluations which are free of bias.

What does
a physical
therapist do?

Physical therapists are experts trained in the evaluation & treatment of muscle, joint, and nerve dysfunction. We are trained specifically to improve movement & function, relieve pain, and expand movement potential.

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Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.