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Physical Therapy Functional Capacity Evaluation

During this unprecedented time, the health and well-being of our patients is a top priority. We continue to provide access to physical therapy care to improve patients’ quality of life. Our at-home care program has an important role to play in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and minimizing adverse outcomes to our patients. Our therapists can treat you within your home, supporting the community and preventing unnecessary appointments, emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

Our team is staying informed of all CDC and Federal recommendations and procedures, including universal precautions to prevent virus transmission, and we are vigilantly following these protocols.

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

A 4 to 5-hour assessment designed to systematically determine an individual’s current functional abilities regarding a variety of activities. The evaluation includes an interview and history, self-assessment tools, and physical testing for position tolerances, mobility, and dynamic strength.

A FCE Helps to Answer Questions Like:

  • Can a person return to work safely?
  • What type of job can a person physically handle?
  • What are the person’s safe lifting tolerances?
  • What work accommodations could be made in order for the person to return to duty?
  • What is the next appropriate step in regard to rehabilitation?
  • What are the person’s cardiovascular and physical endurance limitations for working?
  • What are the person’s positional tolerances for standing, sitting and walking?


    FCE services at Arrow Physical Therapy always use standardized, scientifically proven methods and equipment to ensure that the results of an assessment are accurate, reliable and legally defensible.



    Arrow Physical Therapy provides fair, unbiased results with our FCEs. We will always use objective methods and collect objective data as part of our accurate FCE services.



    Our team presents results in a clear, simple format in a timely manner to help enable the worker and their employer to determine the results and make a decision on the worker’s status.

      Contact Arrow Physical Therapy Today for Functional Capacity Evaluation

      If you or someone you work with needs an FCE to assess the ability to return to duty, contact Arrow Physical Therapy today. We can provide an accurate, reliable FCE that can help you and your team safely determine the status of a worker’s ability to return to their duties.

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