Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Evolutions Therapy | Functional Capacity Evaluation | FCE | Edinburg TX

What is functional capacity evaluation?
It is defined as "a systematic method of measuring an individual's ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis".

Why would you need a functional capacity evaluation (FCE)?

  • Development Of Treatment Program - for Work Hardening
  • Modification of Treatment Program
  • Job Task Matching - Comparing Client's Abilities Prior to and Post Injury
  • Occupation Matching - Comparing Client's Abilities to a Target Job
  • Work Restrictions - Can Client Return to Their Usual and Customary Employment With Modifications or Restrictions
  • Disability Rating - Quantifying the Extent of a Client's Disability
Types of Functional Capacity Evaluations
  1. Baseline
    • Current Physical Abilities
    • Identify Physical Restrictions
    • Need for Reasonable Accommodations
    • Performance Within Competitive Labor Market
  2. Job-specific
    • Performance of Specific Job Functions
    • Return to Pre-Injury Job Physical Abilities
    • Need for Reasonable Accommodation
    • Workday Tolerance
  3. Medical-legal
    • Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Current Abilities
    • Functional Abilities and Limitations
    • Performance of Pre-Injury Job Physical Abilities
    • Gainful Employment
    • Cost of Future Care
Qualifications of our FCE Therapist

At Evolutions Therapy, we have a FCE Therapist trained through the Matheson Education and Training.

Requirements When Scheduling for FCE
  • Referral
  • Prior Authorization
  • Copy of Client's Job Description
  • Medical and Surgical History Information
  • Reason for Referral
  • Dress Code: Closed Comfortable Shoes, Comfortable Clothing that Allows Movement
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