What is FCE?

What is FCE? FCE or Functional Capacity Evaluation, is most commonly used in the evaluation of a disability claim. The process┬áprovides a comprehensive evaluation that measures strength, endurance, physical demand work level and positional tolerance. The data gathered through this evaluation objectively defines the injured employee’s physical capabilities.

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.

The Advanced Rehabilitation difference

Functional Capacity Evaluations offered by Advanced Rehabilitation are modeled after nationally recognized protocols supported by published scientific studies. The evaluation is designed to accommodate the specific objectives required to determine a functional status for each individual patient. The test is a three hour process which includes subjective and objective data which is determined through functional, static and dynamic testing, as well as psychological profiling.

Unlike some evaluations that can take days and sometimes weeks to complete, Advanced Rehabilitation offers a 48hr. return on FCE reports. This ensures that you will not lose valuable recovery time. If a completed report is required sooner we are able to accommodate your needs. 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.

Contact Advanced Rehabilitation today

So if you are a patient with questions about a Functional Capacity Evaluation contact Advanced Rehabilitation today. Our staff is here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. This can be a stressful time and we want to make it as comfortable as possible to get you back on track. If you are an Attorney or Doctor that wishes to schedule a client. We would be more then happy to accommodate your needs as well. Give us a call today!