Functional Capacity Exam (FCE)

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.