Functional Capacity Evaluation

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Functional Capacity Evaluation

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a comprehensive assessment tool used to evaluate an individual's ability to perform work-related activities. FCEs are often conducted by physical therapists, occupational therapists, or other healthcare professionals to assess an individual's functional limitations and capabilities.

At PHYSIO MOVE, our team of experienced physical therapists performs FCEs to help identify an individual's physical abilities and limitations, which can be used to create an effective rehabilitation plan.

Here are some key points to consider when discussing FCEs:

FCEs evaluate a person's physical abilities and limitations related to work-related activities, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and standing for extended periods.

The evaluation typically includes a combination of physical tests, functional assessments, and observations to determine the individual's current functional status.

The results of the FCE can be used to create a customized rehabilitation program that is tailored to the individual's specific needs and goals.

The evaluation process is typically conducted over several hours and may require multiple sessions depending on the individual's condition and the complexity of the evaluation.

During the FCE, the individual will be asked to perform various physical tasks that simulate work-related activities. These tasks may include lifting and carrying objects, climbing stairs, and performing repetitive motions.

The physical therapist will monitor the individual's movements and assess their ability to perform the tasks safely and effectively. The therapist may also evaluate the individual's posture, body mechanics, and endurance.

The FCE report will outline the individual's functional limitations and capabilities and may include recommendations for accommodations or modifications that can be made to help the individual return to work safely.

At PHYSIO MOVE, we understand the importance of an accurate FCE in developing an effective rehabilitation plan. Our team of skilled physical therapists will work closely with each individual to ensure that their FCE is thorough and comprehensive. We will then use the results of the evaluation to develop a personalized rehabilitation program that addresses the individual's specific needs and goals.

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