920 NE 112th Ave, Suite #103

Vancouver, WA 98684

Functional Capacity Evaluations / Physical Capacity Evaluations

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FCE and PCE for Patients

What are Functional Capacity Evaluations?

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) or Physical Capacity Evaluations (PCE) are done in order to provide an objective measure of a patient’s/client’s safe functional abilities compared to the physical demands of work.

Why do a FCE’s?

  • FCE’s quantify safe functional abilities, and serve as a pivotal resource for returning to work, job placement decisions, disability evaluations, determination of work function, intervention and treatment planning, case management, and case closure for work related injuries.

When should FCE’s be done?

  • When a patient reaches their Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) or when a plateau in physical therapy is observed
  • After participating in Work Hardening/Work Conditioning program
  • FCE’s should be done as part of an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

Who can perform FCE’s?

  • Licensed Physical & Occupational Therapist
    • Zane Smith, MPT -performs all FCE’s and IME’s here at Timberline Physical Therapy

What could an FCE include?

  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Modified Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Pre-Work Screen
  • Functional Job Analysis
  • Work Conditioning

Where can FCE’s be done?

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