Evaluating a Worker's Ability to Perform Tasks
Functional Capacity Evaluation is a standardized evaluation of the worker's ability to perform a given scenario of physical tasks related to job tasks, including:
- Repetitive motion evaluation
- Static strength
- Occasional, frequent and constant material handling
- Hand evaluation
- Non-material handling
- Symptom exaggeration identification
- Non-organic behavioral profile
The goals of the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) are the following:
Repetitive motion evaluation
Occasional, frequent and constant material handling
Symptom exaggeration identification
Non-organic behavioral profile
To establish a comprehensive profile of the employee's ability to perform work.
- To gain objective data for the establishment on the degree of medical impairment.
- To verify the presence of pathology versus behavioral problems.
- To establish a baseline for successful rehabilitation.
- To establish a safe physical demand classification for return to work.
The Highland Park Center offers certified FCE professional administers. The evaluation is done on a referral basis. The FCE typically lasts three to five hours depending on the complexity of the problem identified.