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Functional Capacity Evaluation

“Matching the worker to the work”

  • Measures the maximum, objective physical strength of the individual related to work abilities.
  • Determines a worker’s tolerance levels to specific activities.
  • Offers safe procedures that prevent injuries during the testing procedure.
  • Links functional deficits with physical causes.
  • Can identify the difference between maximum and sub maximal effort to rate cooperation and consistency of effort given.

Provides a very specific and objective informational report that includes observations, conclusions and recommendations.

A Functional Capacity Evaluation addresses such areas as lifting, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing and dexterity.  It addresses 29 items over a 5-hour period of time.

The testing is completed by a registered, licensed Occupational Therapist and safe procedures are utilized.  Patient/employee safety is of the utmost importance during the test procedure.


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