Functional Assessments Services FAE & FCE
Functional Capacity Evaluations are used by insurance companies, the government, medical legal community as well as the private sector to determine a claimant’s limitations, abilities, sincerity of effort and ability to return to work and daily life activities.
Functional Capacity Evaluations provide objective information about an individual’s current abilities to perform work tasks and activities of daily living. These tasks include activities such as lifting, pushing and pulling, repetitive tasks for the upper extremities, precision tasks such as finger dexterity; and postural tolerances such as sitting, standing and walking. Standardized measures of consistency of effort and symptom report are incorporated into the assessment protocol.
The FCE comes with a comprehensive report with specific recommendations in one or more of the following areas: return to work status, rehabilitation potential and plans, ergonomic equipment needs, work site and work practice modifications, and graduated return to work schedules.