A functional capacity evaluation is a comprehensive clinic-based assessment designed to determine the physical and/or cognitive capabilities and of an individual when determining if they can safely return to a target job or to determine baseline capabilities when investigating alternate vocational options.
The purpose of an FCE is to collect information about the functional limitations of a person with a medical impairment. In addition, the FCE can be used to determine if the individual will be safe in performing various tasks and if job accommodations will be required. It may also recommend rehabilitation strategies to improve functional tolerances and performance.
We have 4 Matheson trained functional capacity evaluators who conduct these comprehensive clinic-based assessments at our Clinic in Winnipeg and at Steelcity Physiotherapy in Selkirk Manitoba. We offer the following Physical Functional Capacity Evaluations in 1 full-day or 2 half-day formats:
- Baseline Physical FCE - test for general physical capacity and screen for psychosocial risk factors (no target job)
- Job Match Physical FCE - test for the physical capacity measured to demands of target job and screen for psychosocial risk factors (target job)
Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations:
A CogFCE is a specific Functional Capacity Evaluation that assesses the functional impairment of a client’s memory, attention, planning, problem-solving, learning, impulsivity, and tolerance for multiple demands. The evaluation includes a variety of standardized assessments and functional assessments conducted in the clinic and in the client's home/community. The evaluation report will outline the impact of any changes in cognitive function and recommend customized strategies to accommodate or minimize the condition. This assessment is often used for vocational planning and job matching. It is most often conducted in combination with the physical FCE.
- Baseline Cognitive FCE - test for the physical and cognitive capacity and screen for psychosocial risk factors (no target job)
- Job Match Cognitive FCE - test for the physical and cognitive capacity measured to demands of target job and screen for psychosocial risk factors (target job)