The Functional Capacity Evaluation Process
At Innovation Physical Therapy, various types of FCEs such as baseline FCE, Job-Specific FCE, and Medical-Legal FCE are conducted by highly trained, certified and experienced physical therapists. The duration of the testing can vary from two to eight hours in a day, or it can be extended to two days, depending on the ability of the person and the details of the information requested by the referral source.
At innovation, we provide a client-centered approach to bring out positive outcomes. The client is expected and encouraged to make a full effort throughout the tests on the testing day. The FCE starts with an interview period that includes the client filling out various questionnaires on the job descriptions, medical and social history, perceptions of their pain and abilities.
Then the Innovation-evaluator conducts various standardized tests where the client can continue or stop. They include: