An FCE is a detailed examination and evaluation that objectively measures the evaluee’s current level of functioning, primarily within the context of the demands of competitive employment, activities of daily living or leisure activities.
Measurements of function from an FCE are used to make return-to-work/activity decisions, disability determinations or to design rehabilitation plans. An FCE measures the ability of an individual to perform functional or work-related tasks and predicts the potential to sustain these tasks over a defined time frame. This supports tertiary prevention by preventing needless disability or activity restrictions.
WorkWell can coordinate functional capacity examinations to establish a base line fitness level. Generally, we support ARCON FCE protocols. FCE’s can also be performed on job functions to identify problem jobs or movements.