A Functional Capacity Evaluation provides 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 Functional Capacity Evaluation 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, providing return-to-work capabilities, and determining ability levels for liability cases using appropriate medical standards.
Functional Capacity Evaluation