Functional Capacity Exam (FCE)
Jackson County Physical Therapy can help determine if an injured worker is physically ready to go back to work with a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), a scientifically developed, objective process to measure a worker’s physical capabilities and tolerances, Physical Demand Level (PDL).
Benefits of Using FCEs
- Determine the level of participation and activity that is right for the worker, providing the highest probability of returning to work without re-injury;
- Answer relevant questions for referral sources;
- Practice hierarchy of safety, reliability, validity, practicality and utility;
- Provide clear, concise, and timely reports specific to a worker’s physical capabilities.