» FCEs :

What is an FCE? Is it a physical therapy evaluation? 

FCE stands for Functional Capacity Evaluation. It's a broad term to describe the physical assessment of an individual's ability to perform work-related activities. 

If you need an FCE, North Shore Myofascial Physical Therapy in Port Jefferson Station can help. 

What is included in an FCE?

An FCE usually consists of a medical review, musculoskeletal screening, and physical ability testing. A well-designed FCE will be comprehensive in terms of encompassing the physical demands of work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

FCEs are done on a one-to-one basis and may range in length from 4 to 6 hours. An FCE may take place over two consecutive days. We can allot as much time as needed to perform the various exercises and tests.

What are the Purposes and Applications of the FCE?

The FCE can be used to determine:

  • Goals for rehabilitation or readiness for discharge
  • Return to work status (including full duty, modified/transitional duty)
  • Case settlement
  • Functional Capacity/Exertional Ability as required on NYSWCB form C-4.3
  • Ability to meet job demands as part of the hiring process (for pre-employment/post-offering testing)