Functional Capacity Evaluation
Providing a better understanding of a worker’s fitness for their job role
Work Well’s Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) use computerised lift task and range of motion (ROM) assessment to accurately measure a patient’s flexibility, strength and lifting ability. Importantly, they precisely quantify the physical effect of an injury and an individual’s current functional capacity. The testing protocol is flexible and can be adjusted to replicate tasks from the workplace, providing meaningful and useful information. The computerised testing procedure also enables accurate identification of effort levels throughout the assessment. In doing so, it helps identify the presence of an injury and non-organic contributions to an individuals’ presentation.
Computerised testing is complemented by a range of other subjective and physical assessment procedures which provide a complete picture of the person being assessed in regard to physical ability, risk of injury and prognosis. The information gained from a Work Well Functional Capacity Evaluation is extremely valuable when designing Return to Work Plans and Functional Restoration Programs. As a measurement tool the evaluation can closely assess the efficacy of ongoing rehabilitation and treatment.