Functional Capacity Evaluations

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a unique and effective assessment strategy that allows for the assessment of an individual’s function, primarily related to their occupation. A FCE provides valuable, objective information regarding the individual’s abilities/disabilities, and how these affect the individual’s ability to perform various job demands within a given occupation.

Physiofirst offers the Work Well Systems (formerly the Isernhagen method) Functional Capacity Evaluation, which is currently the gold standard of functional assessments. Physiofirst is proud to be a certified provider of Work Well Systems Functional Capacity Evaluations, Pre-Employment Screens and Physical Demands Analysis.

The FCE is generally performed over a two-day period and is generally done at the request of insurance providers who are seeking objective data that they use to determine safe parameters for return to work and/or vocational retraining.