Functional Capacity Evaluations

Whether you’re applying for Medicare, needing disability, or hoping to return to work – we specialize in performing your functional capacity evaluation and state-of-the-art reporting.

What is a functional capacity evaluation? A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is a systematic method to evaluate your ability to reliably perform functional tasks. In its simplest terms – an FCE is a test of your ability to do things.

What tasks are performed during an FCE? During the FCE, you will be asked to perform multiple tasks and then receive grades based on your ability (or inability) to complete them. These tasks include standing, sitting, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying. Keep in mind – it doesn’t matter how well you perform these tasks compared to other people… this is a measurement to assess YOUR functional capacity.

Why do I need an FCE? Your physician may have recommended you get an FCE if…

  • You been injured on the job and need to determine your ability to return to the job or alternate work
  • You are applying for Social Security Disability benefits
  • You are seeking to return to work or volunteer activities after an injury or illness
  • You have been injured in a catastrophic accident (i.e., automobile accident) for whom an FCE can determine performance skills and abilities related to resuming former employment or a new job
  • You are seeking vocational rehabilitation services
  • Students receiving transitional services from school to the work setting to determine their skills and the extent of support required to perform in a job

Highest-Quality Customized Reporting: The findings for your FCE will be presented in a well-organized, easily-readable report. We pride ourselves on speed and accuracy; our typical turn-around on these reports is one business day. This means your report gets into the right hands faster so an educated decision can be made quickly to determine your best plan of action.

Call Rhodes Physical Therapy today to schedule your Functional Capacity Evaluation

(801) 447-9339