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What are Functional Capacity Evaluations

What Are Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)?

what are functional capacity evaluations - Work Well LogoNova Physiotherapy has been offering Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) since January of 2011, serving clients in the Halifax area from our location in Timberlea.

What are Functional Capacity Evaluations and why are they important?

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE): A comprehensive functional test designed to measure the maximum safe functional abilities of a worker across a broad range of physical capabilities. An FCE is sometimes used to better understand complex cases, extended disability duration, or for vocational rehabilitation planning.

Description of services

A Functional Capacity Evaluation collects objective information relevant to the determination of feasibility for employment. This includes the identification of individual strength, abilities, needs and preferences by undertaking the following activities:

  • Subjective questionnaires
  • Real and/or simulated work activities
  • Consistency of effort measures
  • Standardized tests

Learn more about Functional Capacity Evaluations here.