Fleming Fitness - Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are a detailed assessment of a persons physical and behavioral functioning to determine their ability to meet target job or living demands.

A Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) is a total of 2.5-4 hour-long exam administered by a Registered Kinesiologist trained in FCE to determine your ability to perform tasks. The exam is split into two days to accurately assess physical function. This exam looks at your safe abilities to lift, push, pull, twist, bend, climb, stand, walk, etc and perform other movements similar to work or Activities of Daily Living (ADL) requirements. This is then compared to what you actually do in your day or at work to see if you can return safely.

Testing includes:

  • Range of Motion Testing
  • Pinch Grip Test
  • Hand Grip Test
  • Dexterity Testing
  • Dynamic Lifting/Material Handling
  • Activity Tolerance (Ex – walking, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, etc)
  • Balance Tests
  • Cognitive Screening
  • Concussion Screening
  • Pain Evaluation
  • Kinesiology Assessment
  • Jobs Analysis
  • Mechanism or Injury
  • Detailed written report

The purpose of the evaluation:

  • To determine your ability to perform ADL’s or safely return to work on full-time or modified duty.
  • To determine if you need work restriction, job modifications or reasonable accommodations to prevent further injury.
  • To determine if your impairments limit your ability to earn regular income.

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