Physical Capacity Assessment

At Centennial Sports & Physical Therapy, we offer comprehensive functional capacity evaluations (FCE’s) for injured workers in Spokane, WA. Make sure you’re ready to return to work after an injury. We can test for a wide range of on-the-job capabilities.

What Are Functional Capacity Evaluations?

FCE’s are also known as physical capacity evaluations (PCE’s). These professionally-administered physical tests assess an employee’s ability to perform work-related activities. These tests can offer detailed insight into how an injury impacts a worker’s range of motion, strength, and function. They evaluate your ability to perform your job safely and adequately.

  • Range Of Motion
  • Flexibility
  • Physical Strength
  • Stamina
  • Dexterity
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Grasping & Hand Manipulation
  • Lifting & Carrying Ability
  • Pushing & Pulling
  • Balancing
  • Standing & Sitting
  • Kneeling & Crouching
  • Crawling

Non-Biased Information About Injuries

Two people with the same type of injury may significantly differ in their work capacities. How well they can perform duties may depend on the specific circumstances of their injury, their age, and many other factors.

Physical therapist administered functional assessments can provide you with more accurate information about an employee’s ability to preform work-related activities. They give specific details about how an injury affects a worker’s abilities. An FCE can help doctors, vocational counselors, and employers make more objective decisions on a case-by-case basis.

Accommodations & Return-To-Work Timelines

FCE’s are more accurate than self-reported estimates of work capacity. They help determine if an employee can return to work, at what level they can work, as well as what kind of accommodations they might need. They can also be used to recommend an individualized treatment timeline and plan.

PT Services In The Spokane Area

Whether you’re a worker who has suffered an injury or an employer, doctor, or vocational counselor trying to determine an employee’s ability to work, Centennial Sports & Physical Therapy can help. In addition to physical abilities testing, we also offer industrial rehabilitation, sports injury therapy, and accident recovery therapy. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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