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    FCE’s – otherwise known as functional capacity evaluations are a highly specialized service in which extensive physical and evaluative testing is done to identify an individual’s safe physical levels for performing work. These are very structured tests that are ordered at different times for different reasons. Typically they are physician directed to get a snapshot of where a client is at the present time. Employers or insurance companies will oftentimes require a client have a functional capacity as well as part of the return to work, case closure or disability process.

    FCE’s will be used to answer the following questions:

    1. Can this person return to work safely?
    2. How severe is the client’s pain?
    3. What type of job can a person physically handle?
    4. What are a candidate’s safe lifting tolerances?
    5. What work accommodations could be made to allow this person back to work?
    6. What is the next appropriate step in regards to rehabilitation?
    7. What are the candidate’s cardiovascular and physical endurance limitations for working?
    8. What are positional tolerances for standing, sitting, walking?


    Contact Johnston Physical Therapy in Johnston, Des Moines & Ankeny, IA today to learn how our physical therapist can help your employees return to work quickly and safely!