Functional Capacity Evaluation-FCE

If you have been injured at work or seeking disability, you may be required to have a Functional Capacity Evaluation done. What is FCE exactly? The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) provides objective information regarding the work abilities of an individual, while simultaneously assessing the status of their disability. Individual assessments at Advanced Rehabilitation last approximately three hours and focus on various parameters including strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, cardiovascular condition and body mechanics.

Functional Capacity Evaluations attempt to determine whether or not an individual, on an objective basis, can do a certain level of activities or work. Our staff performs extensive testing and makes a decision as to the functional limits of the individual, whether it is sedentary, light, medium or heavy work or activities. We look at the ability of the client to perform a specific job.

The FCE is an important tool used to assist employers, physicians, insurance companies, attorneys, case managers and vocational consultants to determine safe, functional levels for an individual to either return to work or to establish functional ability. The evaluation assists referral sources by offering information for adjudication of claims in short/long-term disability, provides return-to-work capabilities and determines ability levels for liability cases using appropriate medical standards.

Contact Advanced Rehabilitation

If you’re a client in need of a Functional Capacity Evaluation, contact Advanced Rehabilitation today! The process can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. That’s why we are here to answer any questions you may have. If you are an attorney or doctor looking for a referral, Advanced Rehabilitation is your best choice for the Erie Area. By utilizing comprehensive evaluation criteria to ascertain physical demand classifications and a functional status for each individual, we can provide the most thorough information available. Give us a call today at 814-833-2022, or fill out the form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.