A Functional Capacity Evaluation, or FCE, is designed to determine whether or not you are ready to go back to work after a work injury, and if so, document any physical limitations you may have. An FCE is performed by a physical therapist or a doctor who will test your physical capacity to lift weight, stand and sit comfortably, walk distances without experiencing pain, and test range of motion. FCEs are also used to educate the injured worker on the proper way to perform job duties safely as well as to educate the employer on the worker’s physical limitations. The results of the FCE will be compared against how well you functioned in the past and how others in your age range and line of work perform those tasks.
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