FCE - Function Capacity Evaluation

The Isernhagen Work System™ and Matheson™ Functional Capacity Evaluations are comprised of the following components:

  • History of injury or complaints
  • Client reports of symptoms and functional limitations
  • Physiotherapy musculoskeletal assessment
  • Test of perceived function ie. PACT Spinal Function Sort
  • Functional activities of lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity, overhead reach, low level activities of kneeling, crawling, crouching

Maximum safe levels are confirmed on the basis of safe body mechanics, consistent musculoskeletal changes such as muscle recruitment, increased heart rate, and altered stance with increased effort.