Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)


Functional Capacity Evaluation
A Functional Capacity Evaluation is a standardized evaluation that assesses a patient’s maximal physical ability and functional limitations.  Areas of testing include:  1) range of motion, 2) muscular strength, 3) muscular endurance, 4) cardio-respiratory endurance, and 5) performance of a wide array of functional activities (climbing, bending, squatting, pushing…).  Functional Capacity Evaluations are performed in one day, lasting from 5 – 8 hours.  Click HERE for our latest improvements to better serve our clients.

Upper Extremity Functional Capacity Evaluation
Specialized testing is available to evaluate specific function of the hand, wrist and elbow. Results are easily used by the employer to match functional ability to functional job requirements.


Patients should come to these programs dressed in comfortable exercise clothes, with sturdy comfortable shoes. All standard medications should be taken and braces or TENS units typically worn by the patient should be brought to the Functional Capacity Evaluation.