Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an objective and comprehensive assessment that determines an employee’s ability to perform on-the-job responsibilities as well as activities of daily living after suffering trauma or disease that might impede his/her function. An FCE is an important tool in deciding when an employee can safely return to work following illness or injury.
THE COMPONENTS OF AN FCE ARE:
Patients should know this is a 3-4 hour test. They should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Also, the patient should be reminded to take their medication prescribed by their doctor prior to the test.