Therapy Works is the leading provider of vocational rehabilitation services and preventative initiatives to businesses throughout the Taranaki and Wanganui region.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

An FCE assesses a claimant's current functional capacity to complete specific tasks.

It includes:

  • reviewing the history

  • interviewing the claimant

  • observing the claimant undertaking specific tasks (often work related)

  • conducting a variety of measurements whilst the claimant performs the specific duties/task

Aim of FCE:

  • match claimants capabilities to specific work tasks

  • identify a maximum level of functional performance which acts as a point to build rehabilitation

  • assist rehabilitation planning and implementation

  • enhance objectivity in the rehabilitation and return to work process

  • determine occupational functional ability of the claimant to perform tasks and safely return to work