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Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)


Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a comprehensive exam and evaluation done by a therapist that objectively measures an employee's level of functioning. The test will report to the employer the employees ability, or the lack of ability, to perform the essential job related task. The FCE will determine the physical limitations the employer will need to know to modify the employees job, preventing an injury or re-injury to the same body part.

The FCE will provide the following objective information, to name a few:

  • The employees functional abilities and job demands

  • When the employee will return to work

  • Whether or not the employee can return to the job held prior to the injury

  • Disability evaluation

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