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Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)


Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are a detailed assessment of a persons physical and behavioral functioning to determine their ability to meet target job or living demands.

This exam looks at a person’s safe abilities to lift, push, pull, twist, bend, climb, stand, walk, etc. and perform other movements similar to work or activities of daily living (ADL) requirements. Later, this is compared to what individuals actually do at work or in their life to determine if they can return safely.

A FCEs primary purpose is to determine individual’s functional abilities and limitations in the context of a safe environment while focusing on productive work tasks.  FCE’s are a valuable tool for assessing an employee’s safe working abilities and/or establishing baseline abilities for disability evaluations. Our FCE report correlates a client’s functional abilities to the essential physical demands of their job to determine whether they meet these physical demands.

Leduc Physio uses over 70 separate criteria throughout the FCE to determine if a client is putting forth consistent effort and whether their subjective pain ratings are reliable. Finally, the FCE testing method we use has consistently stood up in a court of law with reliability and validity research to support the testing method.

-Musculo-skeletal Testing
-Custom Material Testing
-Custom Non-Material Testing
-Job Match Description
-Complete Evaluation Report

We offer competitive rates, flexible scheduling, and quick report turn around times.

For more information or to book a client, please contact our office.


Kailie Carlton; Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
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